Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Happy NEW YEAR!

I hope it's a great one,
for you and yours!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Swap Pictures...Meet "dee dee" the lil Chickadee

















Meet the lil chickadee by "The Blackberry Briar!"
I was so lucky to receive this wonderful surprise in the mail, from Michelle "Tinkerbell" in my Christmas swap!
She knows I like her dolls and birds soooo much , and she made this lil
"dee dee" especially for me! I love everything soooo much!!!
Thank you Tink! MWAH!!!
She also sent me a huge box of scented candles and tarts that she makes and sells! They are wonderful, and of the finest quality and scent! Here is her blog for more information...
http://theblackberrybriar.typepad.com/




Friday, December 26, 2008




This is the ornament I made ....
especially for Dixie Redmond!



We had a swap within my ebay group called CWT "coffee with Tea" It is a small.... but very close, group of artists!
Merry Christmas Girls!! :)

Dixie loves antique dolls...
especially Izannah Walker
:)

Merry Christmas to All....










My favorite part of Christmas...... is going to Midnight Service with my family.....
Below is Tyler, Britt and Adam!


I hope you had
a wonderful holiday!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The beginnings of "BARBIE!"




In the beginning Lilli was a German cartoon character, created by Reinhard Beuthien for the tabloid Bild-Zeitung in Hamburg, Germany. In 1953 the Bild-Zeitung decided to market a Lilli doll and contacted Max Weissbrodt from the toy company O&M Hausser in Neustadt/Coburg, Germany.
Following Beuthien's drawings Weissbrodt designed the prototype of the doll which was on sale from 1955 to 1964 when
Mattel acquired the rights of the doll so the German production had to stop.

Until then production numbers reached 130000.

Lilli came as a dressed doll, with additional fashions sold separately. Her fashions mirror the lifestyle of the Fifties: she had outfits for parties, the beach and tennis as well as cotton dresses, pajamas and poplin suits. In her last years, her wardrobe consisted mainly of "Dirndl" dresses. Lilli´s dresses always have very special patent fasteners(forgery proof) marked "PRYM".

Today Lilli is a collector's piece as
Barbie is, and commands prices of several thousand Euros.



Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wishing.......

O MY............. Its "The MIST!"
It is NOT a white Christmas in PA! :(
Let's hope it changes!! :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Primitive Excellence Award :)

I am honored to receive this award
from "Mae" of tatteredcowwings...
she is a true artist and inspiration!
Thank you , so much Mae !

Christmas Anticipation :)

Isn't this tree cool?

It is one of the trees auctioned....at the "Festival Of Trees" an annual event in my hometown.
The trees are dontated and all of the money goes to help buy warm winter coats for children.
It is a very fun and worthwhile event.....This tree ended up selling for 325 dollars :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sneak Peek :)















My Nativity will be listed Monday night.... on Ebay...
It was raining, so hard, outside
today....


I couldnt take any pictures :(
Hope you like it! :)
Much love
jo

Saturday, November 29, 2008



The Bumble!!!

My newest Creation!


I am working, so hard...... to finish up my Nativity...
It will be on Ebay Sunday evening!
I will bring you some sneak peeks soon! Check back :)
Now I must look up some "leftover turkey" recipes!!

Yikes!!! I am starting to Gobble :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Do the wave!!


Tyler learned to wave today!
LOL

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gorgeous!!


Text ColorLook at this beautiful doll made by an extremely talented artist...Dixie Redmond......
North Dixie Designs.

She is a member of the "Coffe with Tea" doll artist group,and a wonderful and fun person!

Santa.....Can you hear me????
Take a peek!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/Primitive-Folk-Art-Antique-Inspired-Papier-Mache-Doll_W0QQitemZ230306736613QQcmdZViewItemQQptZFolk_Art?hash=item230306736613&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A16%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008



The Smugly Cat!!!
This new series , called "the Smugly Folks"
is the invention of my friend Katherine Ritter..a truly talented artist....
such imagination! I own several of her dolls and I love them all!
She lives near me "in LA LA LAND" LOL (JK)
This is sure to make you grin :)
You can bid on this sweet doll,
on Ebay this week!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130267414125

what if.....

The HOKEY POKEY IS what it's all about???

Tuesday, November 4, 2008











My Favorite Sea Turtle...Tippie Ty :)
First Halloween ....

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Birthday!!

My Fil turned 82!!!
His birthday party was sweet...except...
noone could hear anything :(
Happy Birthday Pap Pap!! :):):)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I am so honored.... :)


What a wonderful surprise,
to see my little
Chihuahua on the Cover.....
of the new December/Jan issue
of "
Soft Dolls and Animals" magazine....
I am truly honored :)
I have 5 chihuahuas ending on Ebay Thursday Night!

click below to see them!
http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/jojocrowprimitives_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_mdoZ

Monday, October 27, 2008

Teresa Baker :):):)


She's Back!!!
A Truly special lady and Friend...
The absolute best doll artist ever!
Her quality and imagination is what
I strive for!
Welcome Back T!

http://cgi.ebay.com/OOAK-Nutcracker-Primitive-Cloth-Clay-Doll-Rabbit_W0QQitemZ260306721105QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item260306721105&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A3%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

FUN FUN FUN :)












Pumpkin Carving in the Miller House :) Love thoses seeds...YUM

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Random Cat of the Day