Feb 28, 2010


TDIPT Mercantile is celebrating its 3rd birthday, and we invite you to join in the celebration!

As we have done in the past, we are once again celebrating our birthday with a fabulous giveaway. All of the prizes have been generously donated by our fabulous TDIPT artists. The celebration will begin on February 28th at 10:00 pm (ET). This is also when the 1st of the month artists will present their new offerings on the Mercantile for March. You will have until 9:00 pm (ET) time on March 21 to get your entry in for the drawing. The winners will be drawn at 10:00 pm on March 21!

There are 3 ways to enter the drawing:

1. Purchase an item from the Mercantile (either from the 1st of the month artists or the 15th of the month artists) and we will enter your name for each purchase you make.

2. If you are already on our mailing list to receive the TDIPT newsletter, you are automatically entered to win. If you are not signed up for the newsletter, please be sure to sign up on the Mercantile or on our TDIPT Blog.

3. If you are signed up as a follower on the TDIPT Blog, you are already entered to win. If not, please be sure to sign up to become a follower.

We hope you will join us for this festive occasion! We appreciate your loyal patronage and support of the artists of TDIPT Mercantile!

One of the Birthday Prizes is a piece that I've made, using a Vintage Children's book illustration. It's called "Blacky Crow", and I think he's a charming fellow.

Good Luck in the drawing, from the Dog and me!

Feb 23, 2010

Birds of a Feather

This little Folk Art Bird on a Pincushion Tuffet is my offering on eBay right now. Along with the other members of TDIPT, I'm participating in a group launch. The theme is "Birds of a Feather Create Together", so there's lots of Birdie goodness to see - just type TDIPT in the search bar.
It's been a while since I made anything with fabric, and I enjoyed getting back to it for a change.

I've also added some new printables to my Etsy shop, and more are in the works as well. We're back to cold and snowy weather, so creating at the computer is cozy right now.

Here's a peek at one of the new Vintage Sheep, which come as tags and bookmarks, in six different designs.

Have a splendid rest of the week, from the Dog and me.

Feb 16, 2010

Spring? Not Here!

Here's what the farm looks like today:

We have had snow storms for more than two weeks now, which is nothing to many of you in many other parts of the country, but is not normal Winter for this part of Tennessee. It just makes everything harder, and gives me great respect for those who settled here without all our modern conveniences. Our livestock is just a hobby, but if we were real farmers, we'd need to be out in this all the time, seeing to the herd or the flock. Our horse, donkeys and cats are tucked into barn stalls, with food and unfrozen water, and the dogs are always with us in the house, so we all have it pretty easy. We are still all tired of snow, and ready for a change.

I've been spending the indoor time working on new things for
TDIPT Mercantile

One of the pieces, the Three little sisters with the fan and heart, is to raise funds to help Haiti, and all the proceeds for it's sale will go to the Red Cross.

And, I've been designing some new downloadable graphics for crafters, which are available atDigitalAntiques on Etsy, so drop by for a look.

I've also made some new free Spring Floral tags for all of you. The "Spring" in the title is wishful thinking on my part.

Download a copy of all three tags by clicking on the tab in the right sidebar.

Enjoy......from the Dog and Me.