I love creating Primitive & Folkart dolls and I incorporate that love into each and every handmade item I create. I simply love every minute of it! Here in my little home-based shop I value quality over quantity. I take my time and put lots of attention to detail into every single original One-Of-A-Kind piece of art I create, along with imagination, uniqueness and whimsy! I don't have anyone working for me. I create each and every doll, every stitch, every detail from start to finish by myself. When you add one of my items to your home you can be assured that it was completely handcrafted by me and only me. I use only high quality materials to create my art. I make sure that my items are solid, sturdy and well constructed. I realize that my items aren't just a decoration for one season, or one holiday. I know they will be brought out year after year, or on display every day of the year. Some will be given to loved ones and special friends as gifts or even handed down to children and grandchildren... they become part of a family and a home so I make sure each one is very special. I use only non-toxic materials in the creation of my art and nothing that I use has a chemical odor. The only scent my dolls will have are the wonderful, pleasant, heart-warming smells of coffee, tea, cinnamon and vanilla. I use hypoallergenic stuffing and my items are created in a completely smoke free and clean environment. Of course: Every piece of art I create has to first receive Scampers "Kitten Paw Print of Approval" before it enters my shop! Scamper is one of our cats, and he loves to hang out on my work table to supervise and help with everything I do! Every piece of art is signed and dated by me, and stamped with a little paw print. I enjoy knowing that the items I create with my whole heart, here in my home surrounded by the love of my family, will be treasured by my customers as a part of their own homes and families! God Bless, Wendy Marro

Sunday, December 4, 2016

DIY Rusty Bedspring Christmas Tree

Everyone loves simple DIY Primitive Christmas crafts! Here's an adorable little Christmas Tree that's easy and fun to make! Read on for simple directions! 
( I didn't make this one, I found this pic courtesy of Pinterest, but it's easy enough to explain!)

This little tree actually uses TWO rusty bed springs ( these can be purchased on Ebay, get a few different sizes)
The bottom of the tree is a mason jar lid. (You can purchase mason jar lids without the jars on Ebay or you can use one from an old mason jar you have laying around the house, some you can even purchase already 'rusted')
Glue the smaller of the two rusty bed springs into the bottom of the upside down mason jar lid. Allow to dry thoroughly.
"Wrap" the larger rusty bed spring around the glued in smaller one. Tada! You have your tree!
Simply cut  some garland into small pieces and glue here and there on the bed springs, ( I also think  the pieces would look cute tied on with some hemp cord or twine)  glue on some bright red berries and attach a little rusty star at the top ( or any other decoration you choose!)
Have fun!!