Monday, October 5, 2009

Try a little punch needle

Punch Needle PATTERN primitive PUMPKIN fall autumn ornament -ofg team-

Try a little punch need from Privies and Prims. According to Doreen: Punch Needle pattern kit for your prim fall decorating! Cute little primitive pumpkin.
I love the subtle colors of primitive.
It fits in a frame opening of 2"x2". I have framed mine, but you could also glue it to a piece of wool felt and use it as an ornament or hang on a peg.
Kit includes the pattern, weaver's cloth with design, and a piece of wool felt for backing if you choose not to frame it.
This sale is for the pattern kit only. I will also be selling the framed, finished product.

Punch needle is very popular and I have sold every one that I have made. You may make this project for yourself or for sale online or at a craft show, but it may not be copied or mass produced.

So visit her and her patterns at: for this and more!


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A brand new pattern _ANGELS, with Faith, Hope and Love

I recently finished these sweet angels and now have finished the pattern. They would be perfect for year rounds decorating. There is always room for more Faith, Hope and Love. Use them on trees, gifts or on cabinet knobs. Very versatile. If you wish, add some mica flakes to give them a prim and shiny look.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The fun in my life!!!

Here on the farm we raise sheep and llamas. Our horses are also a big part of our lives. They are friends and help us get our work done. It is a lot more fun to ride horse along the fence line to see if it need fixing, thank drive a vehicle to get the job done. Besides, on cold days a horse can help keep you warm when that autumn or winter wind blows your way.

Maybe I will make a llama pattern soon...... just thinking out loud!


Monday, August 3, 2009

It's still summer and is always good to say welcome- Nautical Style

A fun way to say welcome to guests and friends, this is a nautical flag garland that says "Welcome" with international flag symbols. Along with the instructions for the garland, are instructions for flag pillow ornies. Also paint pallets are given for both a primitive and cottage chic look to accommodate many decorating styles. Also they can be aged or left looking fresh.

Click on the image on the right to purchase.


Some of my inspiration

These people are my great grandparents, Julius and Amelia Kringel. They were truly great Danes who came to the United States at very young ages and proceeded to homestead in both Minnesota and Iowa.

Julius believed in family and hard work. Amelia believed in the same and was know for her fine sewing and hand work. It is said she made the finest soap in Shelby County, Iowa.

She was able to pass her love and pride in her workmanship to my mother, who in turn taught me so much of what I know. Thanks to the people who go before us and it is to them that I ow so much of what I am. Thanks

Love Barb

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sleepy hollow pattern available!1

A great way to illustrate one of America's timeless folk tales. This pattern features the pumpkin headed horseman riding a dark horse. It also has a prim sign pointing the way to Sleepy Hollow and a pumpkin on which the rider and horse are balanced. Fun and great for the autumn, Halloween and year round. Folk tales are seasonless.

Create and enjoy this timeless part of American Folk Literature.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Great pattern for those ocean lovers !!!!

These life preserver ornies are a great addition to any home that has a "by the ocean, seaside or lake" theme. They can be aged for that old, worn look or left un-aged for a shabby chic look.

Years ago, this Midwestern girl was fortunate enough to spend some summers with my parents, visiting the New England area, where my father grew up. The family farm in Maine, which was close to the ocean,has been in the family for years and is a piece of history that I hold dear.

This series of patterns has been created in memory of those wonderful summers exploring the rural and coastal areas of Maine looking for blueberries and going out onto Uncle Stuarts fishing boat.

Hope you have fun making these ornies and make happy memories of your own.

Hugs, Barb

Hello ad Welcome to my new blog!

I decided to do a blog that would feature new patterns being created here on the farm by me. tada!

I love living in my 100 year old barn and trying to work to make it a beautiful and warm place to come home to. My children are nearly grown and, to put it simply, I need things to do. I love to paint and sew and the inspiration for everything I do is what I am surrounded by.

My farm lies on the gently rolling hills of north western Illinois, just sought of where the glaciers stopped way back when.

Our weather is a little harsh at times. Once in a great while, the sheriff has been know to get on his snow mobile to close roads during really tough snowstorms. There are the occasional tornado warnings. To put it simply, we respect nature. Amish live north of us in Wisconsin and when I go to the bulk food store there, we give each other hugs. I have learned a lot form them.

My goal in everything I do is to keep it simply and inviting. Make people feel at home so that my home is a place of comfort and love. I hope that is reflected in what I do.

I also respect those who have come before us. My great grandfather, Julius Martin Kringel, homesteaded in both Minnesota and Iowa. It is his kindness and respect for people and his work ethic that have influenced me immensely.

New patterns will be announced here as well as featuring customer favorites.

Welcome to Prairie Harvest Arts.