Friday, January 22, 2010

Old Farmhouse Gathering Spring Giveaway On It's Way

Back by popular demand, The Old Farmhouse Gathering Group of Etsy is gearing up to have their Spring Celebration Giveaway. There will be primitive, folk art, and shabby Easter, St. Patrick's Day, and all things Spring handmades to fill a beautiful handwoven basket by Rose of Baskets by Rose. So keep checking back and follow the Old Farmhouse Gathering blog for further details.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

It's Thursday!

Good Morning Friends,

It has been a busy week here at Irish Corkies Primitives..lots of orders!  Just a quick reminder that my sale ends tomorrow night at my Artfire store :  everything in my store is 10% off!  Hurry on over if you are looking for a sign :)

I have been so busy that I didn't get a chance to let you all know what happened last weekend.  We let our Lab Murray who is almost 2 years and Ty the puppy out, no mind you, we have 1 acre that is completly fenced in with 6' high fence.  Well, the little buggers figured a way out and off they went.

Luckly we live on a dirt road on top of a mountian, bad news is there are a lot of critters out here, including a den of coyotes and a mountain lion.  Well they never came back that day or night.  We were out looking, calling and even took the sled out.  No luck.

On Saturday morning we received a call from a very nice gentleman that asked if we were missing some dogs.  I said yes and told them what kind of dogs and their names (thank goodness their tags stayed on).  Those doggies of ours traveled over the mountain and ended up at the Northern end of Lake George.  That is over 20 miles!!!

I was just so HAPPY to have them home safe and sound.  They did get a good talking to you, but they just wagged their tails and went to sleep LOL!

So, needless to say they don't go out together anymore LOL..Jeff did find where they sneak out and fixed it, but I know the lab and he will find another way...:)

I also wanted to post that I finally have my website up and running:

Please stop by and take a look...Amy Allen from did a fantastic job for me and I am very pleased with the way it looks.

Have a wonderful Thursday friends!!

Blessings and hugs,

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The $1.00 Blog Challenge For Haiti

Kim from Irish Rose Creations has set up this wonderful donation for the many people of Haiti.  Please, if you can, go and make a donation :)

Like so many, I feel compelled to contribute in some way to the on-going relief efforts in Haiti. My initial impulse was to advertise that a percentage of my Etsy sales would go to charity. But how do I prove to my buyers that this is really where their money is going?? And I also understand not everyone has $20.00 or more to spare. Let's face it, our economy has been strained. But that shouldn't prevent us from uniting together and helping in some small way. I did some research and discovered that I could create my own fundraising web page with UNICEF, one of the most reputable organizations in these efforts, particularly for the welfare of mothers and children. As a mother myself, it has been the images of Haitian children during these last few days that has just tugged at my heart. So my challeng to you is to donate just $1.00 to my UNICEF Fundrasing efforts. This donation goes directly to UNICEF. I set a goal of $500.00 and feel confident that this can easily be met. To donate:

And please post about this challenge on your blog and add the button below to link back here:

Where you live, should not decide whether you live or whether you die


Monday, January 18, 2010

Free Advertising Space

Yes, we said "FREE" advertising space!

Are you an Artisan that fits into one or more of the following categories?:

* Folk

* Vintage Style


*Cottage Style

Then we have free Ad space for you here on our blog!

Simply, provide us with your shop/blog button and we'll list it here for you...

absolutely free of charge!

125 x125 works as well

Simply, click on the above button and fill out the corresponding form and we'll get your ad listed!

(Don't have a button? Let us know and we'll be glad to create one for you at no charge)

And remember to list your Giveaways with us !