Friday, February 3, 2012

Love is in the Air Giveaway!

I received my last two prizes today and so thrilled with how wonderful they are. I haven't had any time to decorate and it is so nice to have the new items to bring some love to my house. These gifts were all part of a giveaway hosted by Primitive Handmades Mercantile.

Robin of Bird in the Hand Primitives sent me the most wonderful prim doll. Of course prim does not show well in photos, but hopefully you can see how wonderful she is. The fabrics are all aged, and she is placed on a rusty spindle. I placed her on my apothecary next to my chair, so I can admire her. Robin really puts a lot of detail into her primes. It is those details, a worn spot, vintage fabrics and the hand stitching on the face that make a true prim so wonderful. She even has a hand hooked heart necklace. I just love her, I think she will stay out all year;) Be sure to visit Robin's blog, she has wonderful free doodles and a new one today.


The last gift I received was from Margie of Hungry Hook Primitives. It is a beautiful hand hooked heart, made with a variety of beautiful wools. Of course I can never get the true look on hooked pieces, I think the camera gets confused with all of the dyed wools, but I think I got it pretty close with a little photoshop magic. It is just so beautifully hooked and gorgeous wool shades.


I feel truly  blessed to have been the winner of so many wonderful gifts and with the bad month I have had it really brightens up my day to see them in my home. I have been working on some more angels, trying tan prints, this time. I am starting to feel better again, so hopefully I can get back to finishing my projects and maybe do up some new freebies.

I have also been practicing with my good camera, just automatic for now,  just to get the feel of the camera, it is heavier than my old one. I also got a zoom, but not sure if I got the right one, my photos seem to come out too fuzzy, but it takes really nice macro shots of items that are in a certain range. So, here are a few shots that I took, and had to enhance in photoshop. I really wanted to get a nice crisp shot of the bird, and wondering if all those focus points are messing me up, maybe I need to adjust them.

What kind of bird is this? A type of Bluejay? We have a bluejay that visits and he is a lot bigger than this little guy.


And here is an edited photo. I was taking a shot of the pond, from the falls and the cropped shots of the falls, had some interesting details. I used a filter on this one, it is the water falling off of the rocks, do you see something in this picture? Leave a comment about anything from this blog and you will be entered to win a free epattern from my ecrater site. The giveaway is open until Sunday at midnight and I will announce the winner on Monday night. 




30 comments:

Patty ♣ said...

Don't recognize the little bird. It is a cute one. As to the water picture, I see a face on that rock. Sorta like looking at the sky for a picture...

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Such a wonderful doll and the hooked heart is just awesome. What a great picture and I agree looks like a face in the rock!

annie said...

I love your doll and heart, just beautiful! Sure looks like a face in the picture, but also on the right side( something else,too). One of those bumps looks like a tiny little fist or hand

Orange Sink said...

Robin does such wonderful work! Congrats on all the winnings!
I think your little bird may be a plain titmouse... he is a cutie! Looks like you are getting some real nice shots with the new camera!
There does seem to be a face looking up through the water... or maybe a reflection of a dog?
Have a nice weekend!
Cathy G

angel lynn karing said...

I love your doll make do! She is lovely. I think that little bird is a nuthatch but I might be mistaken with the name! I used to see them alot in the pine trees and they would sort of hop around upside down on the trunk of the trees. Very comical to watch!! Thanks for the entry and I hope you have a fun giveaway!! Prim Blessings~Angel@angelbugprims

The Woolen Cellar said...

Of course! I see Santa!

TheCrankyCrow said...

You, my friend, are one lucky lady when it comes to giveaways - and you always seem to win the ones that have many, many, wonderful gifts in one. Congratulations once again! Love all your new gifts - the hooked pieces, Robin's doll, and those wonderful hearts from Susan - wow.... Yup, definitely seeing a face in the water - large lipped, and big-nosed.... ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

cucki said...

aww such a cute doll..i love her so much..
heart is super sweet..
have a lovely weekend xxx

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Such gorgeous goodies. I love that sweet doll and her little hooked heart necklace! That bird is a tufted titmouse. So lovely!
Hugs,
Courtney

frontporchprims said...

Wonderful winnings. I love the doll her face is perfect. I love the detail of things. -Steph-

moosecraft said...

More great gifts from the Primitive Handmades Mercantile! Lucky you! I've seen those birds around here too though don't know what they are? The only thing I see in the pond picture is some water I wish was warm enough to swim in! lol! Feel better! :-)

Linda said...

Just came across you blog and noticed the little bird I live in Florida and this looks like a Tuffted Tit Mouse. They come to my bir feeder every day and make the sweetest little sqeeking sounds. I quess that is where they get the name Tit Mouse!!! So cute!

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

I see a face in the rock too!
Congrats on all your wonderful wins!

Terry said...

Love the hooked heart! And it's definitely a titmouse! :0)

Mel said...

What a cute prim doll, may have to try crafting one I like it so much...

I believe, your bird is a Tufted Titmouse.

Allie said...

Oh my what gorgeous wins - that doll is wonderful!!! Congratulations! And thanks for the link to Robin's blog!

I'm glad you're starting to feel better, hon. Are you using a tripod for your camera? That's the single best thing you can do for focus. My camera has image stabilization, but it doesn't work all that well when I'm really zooming in on something. Sweet little bird!!!

Soggibottom said...

We don't have any birds like that here Debbie. Frank would have let me know if we had, I think he has brought nearly every kind in the cottage to see us at some time or another. Love your water sprits face by the way :-)
Congratulations and HO YEAH for winning such lovely things :-)
x x x

Miccosukee said...

Deb,
Congrats on being the winner of some more giveaways. You have the magic touch and I am glad they came at the right time as well.
That looks like a bluebird, not the eastern bluebird with the orange breast but another variety.
Like your new photo skills

trisha

Sue said...

The bird is a tufted titmouse. They're cute.

I LOVE that prim doll and what a great gift!!

Kathie said...

great picture of the bird
I have always wanted to make a quilt from bird pictures.
ok I just love that hooked heart just way too cute!
congrats on another win!
Kathie

Gayle said...

Wow! You've had a wonderful winning streak lately! Love all your new treasures!

TheRustyThimble said...

Wonderful doll and heart
Not sure on the bird.
Brenda

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

You have some adorable gifts. I think you and the camera are taking some awesome pictures.
Hugs,
Susan

Shelley said...
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Shelley said...

You have wonderful gifts to show today! The doll is so sweet:)

Linda said...

I noticed you had been a frequent winner lately! Congratulations!

Kathy MacKie said...

Love the hand Hooked Heart-so pretty and good job with the camera!

gill said...

What a pretty little bird!
Not one I've ever seen in the UK!!

KatieQ said...

I know the giveaway it closed, but I wanted to let you know that I believe your little bird friend is a Tufted Titmouse. They are very common here in the Northeast. There are usually a group of them at our bird feeder. They were one of the first birds that our children learned to recognize when they were little.

Carrie P. said...

Love your wool heart.
You have a tufted titmouse. We have lots and lots of them at our feeders.