Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Q& A

I am thinking of becoming a member of CaC Create a Connection

If you think you would like to join up and be
a part of this group.

1. What is your favorite word? Just one?

2. What is your least favorite word? Hate that is used in any way .

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or
emotionally? God, Family, Friends, Nature, Music, Color's People, Personalities,
Giggles and Laughing, Kids,

4. What turns you off? Liars and Constant Complainers,
that complain about every thing

5. What is your favorite curse word? Oh Crap, People who have to cuss / swear are only trying to get a weak point across, and have no confidence in what their trying to get across.

6. What sound or noise do you love? Childrens and
Babies and laughter of all kinds, waves from the ocean, My children
talking to each other, and my sweet hubby's voice

7. What sound or noise do you hate? Yelling and
barking dogs

8. What profession other than your own would you
like to attempt? Myo-Therapy
(That's The Study Of Muscles)

9. What profession would you not like to do? Housekeeping!

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear
God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Oh! I am a believer! God say :Welcome Home, God say : Job well done!
Then have God, send me to my family members and friends.

If you want to try this little exercise...

use the link above to Create a Connection and copy the questions and then answer the questions! Have fun!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

"Munchkin Of Spring"

This is "Munchkin Of Spring" My very first softie,

He has his arms full of spring colors and ready to plant away..Munchkin Of Spring is for my swap partner Fluxx her Flickr is
and she lives in Germany. !!!

I am nervous about this swap because I don't know Fluxx or her fav colors ect.... I have never made a softie before and really don't know how big or small they should be,I do know they are not to be exact or precise..Neither words just cut loose and be wild let your creative juices flow.

Munchkin is 7 1/2 inches from the very tip point of his start head to bottom of his leggs
He is 4 1/2 inches wide
He is my own design..I did not gesso the face first nor did I use muslin which I am sooo use to using, This fabric was a bit on the sickly side which made it hard for me to draw on..

I wanted him to be soft all over..I made his body from fannel and he isn't stuffed hard just so nice and soft.

I have to stop and ask my self..Is this blog thing a really good idea..
Gosh It's really really hard for me to share my stuff,I always see all the flaws
But I have to say I will be making more Softies ..Especially as I loosen up..

Fluxx likes my doll I made call "Wish" as a added surprise I am sending Wish along with Munchkin Of Spring Softie...

It always make ya feel so good when creating and giving and knowing
their going to a home who loves them

Hugs Sherrie

JUST TWO MORE DAYS TILL ...............


Monday, February 26, 2007

For All You Softie Lover's Come Join


Here's the current issue on newstands:

If you are bitten by the "SoftieBug" Like ME..Run over to "The Softie Awards"
READ MORE OVER AT "The Softie Awards"

Hugs Sherrie

Sounding The trumpets...~TaDa~ March 1, 2007~ TaDa~ Rolling out the Red Carpet!!

Sounding The trumpets...~TaDa~ March 1, 2007~ TaDa~ Rolling out the Red Carpet!!

The Humble Arts website opens!We all @ The Humble Arts are sitting on Pins N Needles!!!
We will be selling our works with the acronym Harts on Ebay.
Do keep an eye out for Harts on Ebay:
Just go to upper right hand corner it says " Start New Search " Just put in "Harts"
The Humble Arts on the web!
Here are following artists you will not want to miss at the grand opening!


Banana Danna Creations

The Blackberry Briar

CLC Dolls


CountryFolk Keepsakes

Crabby Gabby

Deja Dolls

Early Works

Fiddlestix Studios


JoJoCrow Primitives

Magdalenz Harper Dolls

NorthDixie Designs

Plain-N-Simple Creations

Rolling River Prims

Salt Fork Ridge

Symple Tymes

Vintage Primitives
Hugs Sherrie

Sunday, February 25, 2007

My Newest Quilt

My Newest Quilt
I am going to machine quilt my newest quilt rather than hand quilt, I love the Vintage feel of my quilt, Measures 47 X 53 inches

Friday, February 23, 2007

Finished AFTER PIC

Hall Before:Hall After:
Hall 2 Before:
Hall 2 After:

LIVING ROOM AFTER with new floor

As we get the LivingRoom, DiningRoom, Hall Ways cleaned and all back together I will post ~TADA~~!!! Pictures *Whew*!!

This has a good point!

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.
Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups-- porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain, some expensive, some exquisite--telling them to help themselves to the coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: "If you noticed, all the nice-looking, expensive cups were taken, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones.
While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. Be assured that the cup itself adds no q uality to the coffee.
In most cases, it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink.
What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups . . .and then you began eyeing each other's cups.
Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define nor change the quality of Life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup,
we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us." God brews the coffee, not the cups . . .. Enjoy your coffee! (Then the part I like best). . The happiest people don't HAVE the best of everything. They just MAKE the best of everything they have.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Up to my eye balls in Dust Whew!

Just sticking my head in while I can..Monday they started laying our new tile floor..what they didn't tell us before they started ..they use a sander on the cement floor and covers EVERY THING in the house pure white in cement dust, even the rooms that had the doors shut..
I have been staying out of the house the last two days while they shuffle the furniture and again this morning the sanded the dining room cement floor, I just sat down and cried..what a nasty mess.Tomorrow they will start the "grout" and they said they should finish with that by tomorrow..I really don't know what to say if I like the tile or not, because of all the nasty mess I will have to clean up.even the walls and ceiling fixtures, Pictures on the walls ect... through the entire house..I was just prepared for all the gritty dust. I wish they had told us..I would have store our furniture and every thing would have been packed up.. All the people told us to do was strip the floors which we did, and move the furniture out of the living room and the would move the dining room furniture ect as they needed..we have never had this done before..
I am so mad right now I told my husband I would never go through this again, Not with a house full of furniture.maybe if we were building a home..I will be off line probably for a week do to all the cleaning we will have to do, even steam clean the furniture..I will try to get online during the evening..

Love to all Sherrie

Thursday, February 15, 2007

" SympleTymes Links "N" More"

Links N More

This is SympleTymes Sister site." SympleTymes Links "N" More".
Where I will be placing Links of interest , I hope you enjoy them as much as I do
Thanks for Looking
Sherrie of SympleTymes

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

rigid wrap doll head

rigid wrap doll head

awesome tutorial by Judy Jaques "judithannoriginals"

Have a Happy Valentines Day

Love Sherrie

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Prayers needed for Susanna Oroyan

Please every one say "Prayers for Susanna Oroyan"

Please send cards to her too

Thank You sooo much


This note below is from :

Art Doll Blog of Rivkah Rosenfeld

Teacher, Susanna Oroyan, who has given so much to the doll world with her wonderful books and knowledge on the art of dollmaking:Susie is in Sacred Heart Hospital with an extreme reaction to chemo and radiation, she is heavily sedated while they are trying to stablize her. Her family has asked that we send cards. No phone calls or visitors.

Please send the cards tonight or tomorrow. Her mother says the cards work wonders for her morale.While you are at it add her to you prayer list and if your church has a prayer chain add her to it. We all love Susie and want her to get through this...

The address for Sacred Heart is

Susanna Oroyanc/o Sacred Heart Hospital

1255 Hillyard room 652

Eugene, OR 97401

Tuesday Morning

Just a heads up..Kinda have to get me ole' nose back down to the sewing threads today..
Have to finish "TODAY"
Door Prize Basket:
Two vintage type Toys:
Yesteryear Pinchusion:
Take pictures of a grouping for a grand opening:
Mail out a order: which means I run up to the store and post office:which also means ahA!
I get to do lunch out yippie! oo I know I am soooo bad:)
PLUS: The tile guys are to be here either today or tomorrow,I am SO tired of these nasty looking cement floors
You see what I am talking about by going here

Must figure out html for a web site grand opening..which is brain frustration:)
Talk to ya later gators!!

oOooOhhHHhHh before I close here is some "Surfin Eye Candy"

Full of wonderful info for you to share with your friends too:

Linda Walsh Originals

Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns

Linda Walsh Originals Dolls

Linda's BlogDOLLS Blog

Instant Download E-Patterns Blog

Top Blogs By Crafters Toplist

The Dollie & Crafts Plugboard

Crafting For All Plugboard

About Linda Walsh Originals

I Love Crafts & Crafts Blogs

Tips For Crafters On The Web

Twelve Months of Sewing Club

Testing The Blogs Series and Helpful Blog Tips

The Best FREE Craft Articles

The Book Review Corner

Have a Gr-r-eat Day
Hugs Sherrie

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Santa Tote

I have started a new Tote Bag ..showing the stages as I go..
This is a canvas tote bag, To begin I first aged the tote bag,This gives a nice vintage yesteryear feel and look, Using many mediums I am starting my lines and shading

Click on all pictures for a full size view

Still have a long way to go, But will share a finished picture
Hop you like this so far.
Hugs Sherrie

Friday, February 09, 2007

maternity quilt

maternity quilt
Originally uploaded by Patchwork Pottery.
is this quilt wonderful or what!! Check out this gals flickr!!


There are so many wonderful artists in the Crazy Quilting , Altered Art, ect... world, Even though I have written about Cat several times, I must write again..Seems every time I visit her blog and or web sites she has created yet again.. another.. "Master Piece" Her art has such a feeling about it, So free and so breath taking all at once.
Go take a journey for your self

Thursday, February 08, 2007


Click hereCCsWhimsies
Click hereSamIamCreations
Click here*thecalicocrow*
Click herevintage*Palette
Click herethesmilinggoatprimitives
Click heretrickystitchesprimitives
Click hereSimpleKneads
Click hereVillageGiftShoppe
Click hereKathysPrims
Click hereLucyBees
Click hereConfoundedConcoctions

45" Easter Bunny

I just ordered this wonderful pattern..Isn't this bunny just adorable!
I have several of her patterns and just love them.
This is a pattern for a huge 45" Easter Bunny. He has on his jacket and he has Easter Eggs in the pocket that you make from fabric. He is also holding one. He is made of muslin.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Good Morning

Good Morning :)
flickr is a challenge for me to use..I think I have banged my head on the key board more times than ever..But I am determined to get the hang of flickr ..Because I enjoy surfing all the wonderful artists.

below are the links ..I love grabbing a cup of Hot or ice tea and have alone quiet time and just go on what I call a inspiration journey.. YES even leaving my comfort zone of vintage , victorian and my yesteryear , and looking at so many wonderful artists art work from way out there to things that makes one go "OH WHOA!!!!"

Not having to post or talk unless I want to leave a comment..
That I do on some because they just blow me away..with their techniques and their oringality..

Also the links for the instant down load of patterns...where you pay then instantly receive your full pattern..It is the only way I buy patterns now..

Today I am ripping up our wooden floor..we aregetting all new tile laid through our living room, dinning room, two hall ways,whew..

Have a blessed day

Hugs to all

this is my flickr............full of inspiration from others

my flickr groups................full of inspiration from others

my ETSY............. full of inspiration from others

SympleTymes's Favorite Sellers

I am going to do my best to promote ETSY..I love etsy..
The community is warm and inviting .. Also flickr community is warm and inspiring

Patterns with instant down load

they also have a wonderful on line magazine..come in PDF (FREE)

Patterns with instant down load

there are more instant down load pattern places..
just I am to lazy right now to look them up:)

Welcome to™
~ Online Craft and Primitive Magazine~
they also have a wonderful on line magazine..come in PDF (FREE)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Missy she IS finished

Here is is Missy she IS finished tada~~~
Now as you can see I am working on her two vintage type toys..TeddyBear and a KittyCat, But have to stop now it is time to start supper.and start laundry too:(

2007 SpringTyme Missy

Well I almost have my 2007 SpringTyme Missy finished.
I have to felt her hair and she will be done tada~
I also Have my Vintage type Softie toy all ready to stuff and put togther for her.So I did get a lot finished yesterday,NOT every thing but I am happy with what I did get done,Today I should get her and her toys al done, I will add a picture of the finished group yay!!!
Missy is 14 1/2 inches.. Orignal design by me.. Sherrie Nordgren Of SympleTymes, She has a hand drawn and hand painted face, Very full shirt on her dress, with puffy sleeves, White crisp petticoat and pantaloons, Missy also has her own vintage name tag, Her legs are hand stripped and hand painted , her face and legs are sealed to last for many years.

Monday, February 05, 2007

MONDAY CHALLENGE!! Finish ToDo List today

Alrighty I am trying some thing new today ...A New Routine to see how much art work I can finish,Or get ready for embellishmentsGot up by 5AM, Have house work almost finished, Just need to dust run sweeper, start laundry, Which will do when I take a break.Have laid out my projects I want to finish today..Not counting embellishingso here goes..One DollTwo Partridge Hen Pin CushionsVintage Type Softie Toy Doggie
Each Monday I will have a "Personal Challenge" I get GREAT results!
SPEAKING of Pin CushionsI LOVE pin cushionI 'd like to share with you two of my friends Blogs which have ADORABLE Pin Cushions go ahead check em' out

Sunday, February 04, 2007

our TN Quilt

our TN Quilt
Originally uploaded by sympletymes.
I have made my first block for Our TN quilt,Long way to go, When finished it will be a queen size quilt.This is what I call our Tennessee Quilt, We will be moving there and I'd like our bed room to be done in these colors and this quilt qith matching drapes too!

Saturday, February 03, 2007


Originally uploaded by Saracoloridos.
alrighty here is another sweetie pie..Isn't she the cutest!Talk about Valentines Day


Tonight I was soon dunno had kinda mixed up feelings,Today we went to my sister in-laws 50th Anniversary, (Note: my hubby has 3 sisters and their all older than he is, hey all could be his Mom, But Gosh golly each one is sharp, beautiful and full of get up n go, You would never know their ages!! )There were at least 50 people there,Bunches of little ones,The oldest was 4yrs old! Youngest was 1 yr old..With one on the way. Such fun watching them all playing..Fun talking and catching up a bit well as much as one could that is on all that was and is and going to be.But funny thing is when we left I felt up set,Mixed feelings and worse of all I felt so unloved..werid as it sounds.I am beginning to feel better now, Maybe because I am writing about it?? I have NEVER ever written about my own personal feelings, Just kinda figure people have their own problems and sure don't need to read about mine.So any ways I got on my computer and happened to stumble across flickr and found these whimsical, fun, bright colors, thingies they call I guess Softiesoooh they made me smile and begin to get wonderful creative thoughts, so got out my good ole book by:Better Homes and Gardens called Old -Fashion Dolls and ToysSure enough there is a ADORABLE pattern to make what they have named "Calico Cat & Gingham Dog Softies pattern.

I have it all ready to sew and I will take a picture tomorrow and put up to share,But check out these links and have fun looking at the world of Softies

I wanna be a banshee

2 little banshees' photos

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Easter 2007 EFA Doll..Ok truth which I was going to ignor,I started this EFA LAST EASTER 2006 !
Now have added her to my DOLLS IN PROGRESS LIST TO FINISH!
Seeing her in front of my ,along with my several D.I.P.'S really keeps the juices flowing and excitement of finishing her..With NO feelings of rush or stress, I highly recomend this method of finishings your D.I.P. I highly recommend this method of finishing your D.I.P. I took a box and covered it in one of my favorite fabrics, then added doll body parts. which were sewn and stuffed, Just ready to be painted or embroidered or toes, or shoes to be add just what ever..along I added all the half done D.I.P.'S in to the box..along with the patterns, chosen fabic every thing I need to completley FINISH each and individual and personal D.I.P.
There is NO time period..NO ... rush or stress..
You will be surprised how much:
Your creativity flows .... beyond words,
You get finishedYour quality of artistic ...craftsmanship
Your desire to step out of your comfort zone to FINALLY try new techniques
Ya know the ole saying "Try it you will like it" :)

alrighty even though it is only February 1 2007, I have started this EFA for 4th of July 2007I have to started early or she won't be done until next July 4th 2008 :))