Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Snow Pictures

This is my SnowBall Bush that I planted when we first moved into our house. Just realized my SnowBall Bush is covered in "SNOW." LOL
These are the back door steps. Yes the steps are there. Under all the snow.
Here is the evergreen tree in front of our house.

And finally---here is a look out my back door. BRRRR!

Now all this snow fell last Wednesday and Thursday. So for everyone who doesn't have snow---ENJOY! Happy Holidays, Be Safe and May the LORD Bless You.
Prim Blessings and Hugs

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

QCCA Show Pictures

Here are some pictures from the QCCA show. There were lots of people that came through. Thanks to all that signed up for our giveaway. We gave away a basket of prim veggies and a mouse.
Prim Blessings and Hugs

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, All!!!

It's a day where we get together with family and friends and eat turkey. But it is also a day for giving thanks. So what am I thankful for you may ask...my loving and supportive family, freedom, and GOD. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. My family and I have been blessed many times over the years and I thank GOD for that. So my prayer for this year is same as last years...May the Good Lord bless and keep everyone safe for the next year.

Prim Blessings and Hugs


P.S.-Don't forget...I'm doing the QCCA Craft Show in the Quad Cities, IL. November 27, 10 am-5 pm. November 28, 10am-5pm and November 29, 10am-4pm. Please check out previous post for more information or go to www.conradenterprises.com. Click on 20th Annual Quad City Christmas Arts & Craft Fair. Don't forget to stop by and say "Hi." G9 is my booth number. ;-)

Thursday, November 19, 2009


20th Annual Quad City Christmas Arts & Craft Fair
QCCA Expo, 2621 4th Ave, Rock Island, IL
Nov. 27, 10 am-5 pm
Nov. 28, 10 am-5pm
Nov. 29, 10 am-4pm
This is my first year of doing this show. I'm excited. It is suppose to be a really good show. I've been busy getting things ready. Dolls, nodders, ornies...oh my. LOL So if you are in the area of the show, stop by and say "Hi." Plus get some shopping done too.
Prim Blessings and Hugs.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Polo Firefighter's Hog Roast

Here is Sarah, who I donated to the Polo Fire Department for their Annual Hog Roast. Sarah is holding a red felt pillow with "LOVE" stitched on it. There are buttons hand sewn around the word love. Sarah is wearing her favorite blue flowered dress and yellow striped bloomies. She has a linen-type apron. This Hog Roast is to help raise funds for equipment and training for all the guys on the department.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sophie and Snocone

Here is Sophie and Snocone. Sophie is wearing a red calico dress and snowpeople printed apron. The muslin band is hand stamped "Let it snow." Sophie is holding her Snocone ornament. Her slippers are black wool with red buttons. Snocone is out of Warm and Natural batting, painted cone and with a hint of glitter. Well you can't have a snowman snocone without glitter. LOL These two are ready for whatever comes to them this holiday, are you? The holidays are just around the corner.

Prim Blessings and Hugs.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Prairie Dolls

Here are three Prairie Dolls. I love making these gals. They are simple and beautiful. And just the right size for small spaces or hanging on a door knob or even on a tree as an ornament. They are dressed for Christmas, Thanksgiving and Fall. These gals are 9 inches tall.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Happy Fall

Happy Fall!! School has started, leaves are changing colors, and I'm sewing away. LOL Fall is my busiest time of the year. I have designed my first doll. Her name is Penny. My husband, Tim, and my brother, Jared, both say she looks kinda like a Peanuts character. Well I did grow up watching Peanuts on tv.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Don't forget

Just a reminder to all on here....don't forget that when you go to C. Riffenberg Bear Co. and Jare Hares and Bears to sign up for their newsletters.

Prim blessings and hugs


Okay have been waiting and waiting to show Nellie on here. So here she is....Nellie. She was fun to make and to see her personality come out. She is in her best navy blue dress and flowered apron. She has tucked her hankie in her waistband so she has it with her. Now she just needs to find her shoes and she will be all set for going out.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Almost done....

It has been a bit since I blogged. Well almost finished with 11 Little Ladies. WooHoo!!! After all that is done then I get to start on veggies, fall and holiday dolls.
The weather has been cool here lately. Cool and rainy. Good for the garden but makes it hard to get the mowing done.
I hope to post a new picture by the end of the week. Everyone have a good week.
Prim blessings and hugs

Monday, June 15, 2009

Finishing dolls

I have four dolls that I would like to finish by Wednesday. Keep you fingers crossed....hee hee hee. It's been beautiful here the last week. It could stay this way year round as far as I'm concerned. I've been able to get out and dig up some peonies. Not that I don't like peonies, it's the little critters they attract. Spent Saturday night at a party for one niece and Sunday at my in-laws. So I had a busy weekend. Now must really get off the computer and get to work....heigh-ho heigh-ho it's off to work I go. Have a wonderful week.
Prim blessings and hugs

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Busy, busy, busy

It's been a busy couple of weeks. I finally got all my orders for IDEX done. I've also been doing spring cleaning around the house, inside and out. I'm going to try some new doll patterns to see how they come out. Plus I need to start making pumpkins, eggplants,carrots, onions....well you get the picture. :-D Well guess I better get back to stuffing.
Stuffing and stitching always

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I have add two links on here. One is to my brother's website, Jare Hares and Bears. And my mother's website, C. Riffenberg Bear Co. Please visit these two site and browse around.
A little history about my brother, Jared, and mom, Jane.

C. Riffenberg Bear Co. – Jane Monroe
Jane Monroe’s fascination with sewing began at age five when her mother, an avid seamstress, gave her a needle and floss and taught her embroidery stitches. That beginning led to a lifetime of sewing, from articles of clothing to a variety of craft projects. As a teenager, she discovered an equal passion for most things old, particularly teddy bears. In 1982, she combined both loves and began designing and constructing teddies. Her bears are usually made in very limited quantities and frequently from unique hand-dyed fabrics.

As a child, Jane was fascinated with her great-great-grandmother’s name, Carrie Riffenberg. The decision to use her name for the business came after discovering that she too was a seamstress as well as a maker of fine laces. It has been Jane’s good fortune to inherit this legacy and carry it into the wonderful world of teddy bears.

Jare Hares & Bears – Jared Monroe
To say that creativity began at an early age for Jared Monroe would not be an exaggeration. At the age of two he entertained himself by taking thread and a needle from his mom’s pincushion and sewing buttons on scraps of fabric to form shapes and designs. Throughout school, he developed his artistic talents in both traditional art classes and in music and performance arts.

In 1990, Jared designed his first rabbit, which has become his specialty. Jared’s designs also include bears, dogs, cats, elephants, and mice. Made from his original designs, pieces range in size from 6 to 42 inches.

Nicknamed Jare Bear as a child, Jared thought it seemed natural to incorporate that into his business name, Jare Hares & Bears.

As you can see creativity runs in my family.

Sister Dolls



Here is Jean, Jane and Judi as dolls. I made them for a show. Jean and Judi are my aunts. Jane is my mom. They each are holding a bird. Even though they are made from the same pattern, they each have their own personalities.

Friday, May 15, 2009


My radishes started out as beets but just were not quite right. So I renamed them radishes. They are grungied up to look fresh picked from the garden.
Here are my pumpkins. I love making these. They each have a slightly different look.

This is my eggplant. No it's not a "real" one. But it does look good enought to eat.

These are my onions. Looks like I just picked them from the garden. And these ones will not make you cry.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

This is Libby. She is one of the first dolls that I made. Her face is hand stitched. Her legs are painted. Her dress is coffee stained. She loves red, white and blue.

New To Blogging

Hi, my name is Jessie. I make primitive dolls and veggies. I've been making dolls since 2006. I have been sewing since I was able to thread a needle. So I think that was at 5 or 6, which is a long time since I'm 37 now. Hee hee hee. My love of sewing and fabrics has been passed down to me from my mom, my grandma, and others in my family. I started doing embroidery kits then worked my way to making clothes and now making dolls and veggies. Please enjoy looking and reading about my dolls and veggies.