Monday, December 29, 2008

Coming Soon

Coming soon to the shoppe. White faced beauties all decked out in their best. Here is a sneak preview of the ladies in progress. They will be ready by the 10th of January at 3:00pm central standard ( and yes some still need their hair, among otherthings). I should have them done this week and then I can get working on their storage boxes . I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek of the dolls in progress. Julie

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Meet Wynter, She is coming to Simply Primitives on January 1st. She is the last of the snow dollies for the season, I hope you will enjoy. Wishing everyone the most wonderful Christmas and the most joyest of new Years. God Bless, Julie

Friday, December 5, 2008

Web Show

I am so sorry, but I am not going to have the web show on Saturday. I've had the flu and the dolls are not dressed. At this time I am not going to be able to reschedule a date, until I know the dollys are ready. Once again I am so sorry about this.God bless, Julie

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Little Snowball

Meet little Snowball, she is coming to Simply Primitives on December 1st. She is a little pin you can wear. She is a whopping 5 3/4" tall and is dressed in antique lace. I hope you will enjoy her, She brings big smiles to my face every time I look at her. God Bless and a Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Frank Lloyd Wright

Eight Miles down the road from me is Frank Lloyd Wrights Taliesin,it was his summer home. I drive by it at least six to eight times a month on my way to and from Dodgeville to do grocery shopping. Last weekend I stopped to take some photos just to show you some of the wonderful sites and views that surround me. My favorite is his barn, I do not think that there is or every will be a barn equal to this barn, it is awesome at least in my opinion. My best friend Patty from grade school, her father milked and cared for the cows for Mr Wright when he was a live, along with a few other gentlemen. Frank used to be buried closed to his Taliesin but his last wife had him moved to Arizona to the Taliesin west to be buried next to her. I was fortunate to have visited his grave before he was moved. I meet his last wife several times when I worked at the American Players Theatre.It was the summer before entering my senior year in high school and as fragile as she was, she would always walk up with assistance to pick up her own tickets ( she always arrive in a very big and long black limousine). Well enough rambling and here are the pictures, Enjoy, Julie

Franks beautiful milking barn.Can you see those neat looking silos?
The barn is really massive and any pictures I take will never do it justice. I also should add in case you can't tell by the pictures, it is built into the hillside.
Some photos of the Taliesin. If I thought the barn was massive, compared to the Taliesin it is a peanut. I just could not get very good photos fo this place, trees everywhere. Trust me this place goes on and on and on. Here is a side view of one of the walk ways that lead from the house. There are many.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Coming to Simply Primitives November 1st Is this wee little snow girl named Snowflake.She stands approximately 7 3/4" tall and is dressed in fine batiste and antique lace. She is and original and a one of a kind. She is hand crafted by me from papermache and cloth. Enjoy, Julie

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Elizabeth's stockings. You are seeing correct, she does have runs in her stockings. I just love this look. I don't know why but I do.

A close up of Elizabeth.

and Elizabeths back sideA close up of Elizabeth's hair.

Meet Elizabeth, I just listed her on eBay tonight. She is the last mourning doll for 2008. Her dress is made from antique black lace that is absolutely gorgeous. I just love the way she turn out.
I am starting to work on some winter dolls now. I have a couple of snow women I am hoping to get done this week. I've learned not to plan to much because real life has a way of changing that. Especially right now, I am getting everything ready for a long snowy and cold winter. I actually love that time of the year. I get more time to work on the things that I love doing. Well, I better be going, god bless, Julie

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Witches Shoe

Coming to Simply Primitives October 1st is this wee little witch Emma who lives in a shoe. Emma is looking for a new home to hang around in. Currently she is hanging around in a tree and we all know that a tree is not a place for a wee little witch to hang. Emma is 7" tall without her hat and 8 1/2" with it. Her shoe is 10 1/2" tall. Emma is completely hand made by me . Enjoy, Julie

A close up of Emma's hands and feet.

A close up of Emma in her shoe.

Emma's shoe.

Emma out of her shoe.

Emma in her very own storage box.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Lumina- A Doll to Fall For

Meet Lumina, I just got done listing her on ebay today. She is a beauty as pumpkin dolls go. She is quite spirited and fun loving and enjoys all the wonders of fall. She is all dressed up in her fall splender. She has very small glass seed bead eyes and she is an original and one of a kind. All my dolls are hand made and hand molded by me. They give me great joy in making them.Lumina is the only harvest doll I am going to get a chance to work on. I have two more dolls I will be listing this year and than I'm done until next year. I have christmas presents to finish so I must get going on that. I have got to go now, so I will write soon.God Bless, JulieA close up of Lumina and her hat , don't tell any one but I think she took it from the scarecrow in the garden.

Lumina in her very own hand made storage box.

Lumina Sunning her feet in the garden.

Lumina is on her way to fill her basket with the delights of the season.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Emma - "A Time To Weep"

I just got done listing Emma on ebay today. Emma is a part of my mourning doll series and the seasons of life. I started making mourning doll seven years ago after the death of my father and sister-in -law. both died in less than amonth from each other from tragic car accidents.Some look at them as sad dolls,but to me they represent a season to life we all share. It is the one true bond that we as human can relate to. We can feel each others pain and sorrow and loss. I am blessed with the love and wisdom that my father gave and many happy memories.So for some they may be sad dolls but for me they are simply beautifuland kindred spirits.
God Bless

Beautiful Emma weeps for the loss of a dear loved one.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sarah a mourning doll

Sarah in her storage box
Sarah finding comfort in the garden

A close up of Sarahs hands

Sarah 's shoes

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Her she is!

Looking beautiful in the garden.

Rest in peace.

I just got done putting her on eBay tonight .I hope the highest bidder will love as much as I enjoyed making her.