Thursday, December 15, 2011

New listings at Lemonpoppyseeds

I've listed a new Snowman lamp, a Santa and several snowmen at Lemon Poppyseeds. The snowman lamp is unique. I found the lamp at a tag was meant to be a patio lamp burning oil. I converted it and it now has a LED candle that uses 2 AA batteries and requires no cord.
   The snowman is handmade and he's actually stitched to the lamp. The top of the lamp lifts off to turn the candle on.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Busy busy

Christmas is closing in fast and I'm not slowing down yet. I listed a couple of items in my Etsy shoppes today. This wonderful Santa is at Lucy's Lazy Dayz Folk Art. He was featured in the winter 2012 issue of Art Doll Quarterly and is so much more beautiful in person. He's the ultimate make-do. He's a half body soft sculpted, fabric santa assembled over a bird cage.
I've finished my Christmas orders, got my Christmas cards mailed, decorations up and now I'm going to start working on the patterns for all the great new creations I came up with during 2011. Included will be standing rabbits and bears, standing Santas, scarecrows, a new witch, new snowmen, and more.  I'll be sure to announce the new patterns in my blog soon as they are finished. I'll also be sending out newsletters to everyone on my mailing list when they become available. If you want to sign up for my mailing list, go to my website Lucy's Lazy Dayz Primitives and fill in the sign-up form.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

New Primitive Santa at Lucy's Lazy Dayz Primitives

These wonderful primitive Santa dolls are available at Lucy's Lazy Dayz Primitives. The bottom of their bodies is rag stuffed which gives them weight so they sit very well. They are a Lucy's Lazy Dayz Primitives design completely handmade, signed, and dated by Lucy.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Snowman

I'm finishing snowmen and I've just listed the first one. The one shown on the bottom left with the cardinal. The Snowman in the mitten will be listed later today...there's already another version of him on my website, Lucy's Lazy Dayz Primitives.  
While there, don't forget to check out the Santas. There are many different sizes and styles all designed and handmade by me, Lucy.
Everything I make is made with love and pride. I rarely use glue because I think stitched on accessories are much nicer. The candy canes, birdhouse and cardinal are all stitched in place.
If you're in the area of Tomah, WI, I have a nice selection of dolls at both Country Spirit, a shop in downtown Tomah next to the library as well as at The Antique Mall of Tomah on highway 21 by the interstate and Humbird Cheese.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

New Santa make dos

These beautiful Santas are Make-dos. I made them on spindles from a tiered wooden table. They have nice plump bodies under their clothing and stand on a nice 4" diameter wooden base. They're 18" tall with needle sculpted faces and they're just beautiful. See them on my website, Lucy's Lazy Dayz Primitives.

Friday, September 30, 2011

HALLOWEEN MAN in Autumn 2011 Prims Magazine

Carol Yapel from Butternut Creek Folkart emailed me a couple of days ago to congratulate me on being published in Prims magazine, available October 1st.
It was a total surprise and I was afraid to believe it (I believed Carol but it didn't seem real).
I got my issue today and there was my Halloween man.  I'm still a little stunned.  Here's the photo I took before he left for California........

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Folk Art Black Raggedy doll Rootie Tootie

I've just listed Rootie Tootie on my website. This doll is a nice large doll that sits in a child's chair as if it were made for her. She's got that wonderful ragdoll poseable floppiness and the lower part of her body is rag stuffed so she has good weight. Her eyes are buttons stitched to applique'd muslin circles stitched to her face. Her other facial features are hand embroidered and her beautiful fly-away hair is untwisted rayon cord that my mother purchased in 1942 for a project she never completed. It's tied in knots that are hand stitched to her head.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

I have to share this photo

Isn't this wonderful? Karla purchased the pattern for Hester Prynne and altered her legs to make her stand.
I'm always amazed at the creativity you ladies show. I love the orange polka dots and the ruffles on her leggings are priceless!

Friday, July 15, 2011

New listings on Lemon Poppyseeds

These lovely ladies are my newest addition to LEMON POPPYSEEDS. The doll on the left is JellyBean The color of her dress just reminds me of those candies. She has wonderful 7" long feet and the most beautiful soft sculpted face.
The doll on the right is Stella a 28 1/2" tall cupboard doll. She's show here sitting but she looks wonderful hung by the thread I've attached to the back of her neck. She's made of fabric with a wonderful texture to the weave and after painting and staining, she looks as if she were made of coarse grained leather. Very unusual. Her muslin sheep, also handmade is stitched into her arms.

Friday, July 8, 2011


2 years ago, I met Carol Yapel  (the owner of Farley's Country Store in Chardon, Ohio AND one of the regulars on Prim Chat at blog talk radio) in person for the first time! We'd met ealier on the internet thanks to an internet radio show.
She came though Wisconsin again this year on her vacation trip to the boundary waters of northern Minnesota. She contacted me when they started home and I met up with her and her husband, Tim, in Tomah when they stopped for a bit of lunch.
It was so much fun to see them again and have time to talk in person!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New listing - Standing Folk Art Pumpkin Boy

I've just listed this new doll on my website LUCY'S LAZY DAYZ PRIMITIVES. This new pumpkin boy is 20" tall and stands by himself
He is made of muslin. The "ribs" of his pumpkin face are needle sculpted for that authentic pumpkin look. He's been stained with my coffee/vanilla mixture and painted with a nice rich, orange paint.
His eyes, nose, and mouth are also painted and the eyes and nose each have a white "highlight".
Elmer stands with the aid of wooden support INSIDE his body. He stands on a piece of oak, recycled from the top of a vintage table. The wood still has remnants of the original paint in spite of being sanded. I sealed and waxed it. He's permanently attached to the base which has a bit of moss glued around the fronts of his feet.

If you are feeling very creative, the pattern is available as well. Both can be seen by clicking on the WHAT'S NEW  button.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Fall Folk Art Pumpkin head make do with mouse pattern

This Pumpkin head scarecrow is one one of the new patterns I've listed on my website. He's available as one of the patterns on my Fourth of July weekend pattern sale on my website Lucy's Lazy Dayz Primitives.

Thursday, June 30, 2011



Get  5 Epatterns for $20 OR now you can get 4 mailed paper patterns for $30
Use the buy it now button below or on my website. 
     Put the names of the patterns you want in paypal’s comment box when you'll be easier for you if you choose the patterns you want and write down the names before you you pay..OR you can email me with the pattern names.
Emailed digital patterns are 5 for $20
mailed paper patterns are 4 for $30



Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Customer made dolls using Lucy's lazy Dayz Primitive Patterns

These were made by Chris from Cedaredge, CO. The pattern on the left is Pru Priddy. I love the floral prints she used. The boys on the right are Lil Squirt but Chris paired them up with the pig from Pru's great! Kudos Chris! The boys could also be made as white dolls and the girls as black dolls...I've done that!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Primitive Folk Art Uncle Sam Freedom

I've just added this wonderful Uncle Sam on my website, Lucy's Lazy Dayz Primitives.

An original design, completely hand made by me, this 36 inch tall Uncle Sam, sits 23” high from “butt” to top of hat.

He’s made of muslin with a needle sculpted nose and mouth and stitched fingers. He’s been stained with a coffee/vanilla mixture.  His eyes are sewn on buttons and he has clean raw wool, hair and goatee.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Primitive Folk Art Witch with caged skeleton under her skirt

Wouldn't you expect this would happen to the woman who tried to marry this witch's boyfriend? This one-of-a-kind piece is available in my Etsy shoppe Lucys Lazy Dayz Folk Art.

She will be mailed US Priority Mail and arrive signed and dated.  AND shipping is FREE in the US.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Lucy's Lazy Dayz Primitives is having a sale to celebrate Memorial Day.  5 epatterns for $20 


Just click on the word   SALE to go to my website.
find the 5 patterns you want (you can buy more if you like) and write down the names.......
Click on the buy it now button
After you pay, there's a comment box...just put the names of the 5 patterns in the box .....if you forget or get confused just send me an email...............lazydayzlucy@hotmail   and tell me.

I'll send your e patterns as soon as I receive notification of payment. That's it....This is the first time I've done this so enjoy!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Primitive Folk Art Uncle Sam Eagle make do

I've just added this wonderful 19" Uncle Sam Make Do to my website,

He's a perfect piece whether you collect Folk Art, Americana, eagles, or make dos. He's made of muslin with soft sculpted wings. I've hand painted him and added button eyes and a nice little Uncle Sam hat. The brim of the hat is lined and the hat has fiber fill inside to help it hold it's shape. The hat and wings are hand stitched to the body and the body is stitched and wired to the wooden glue used here. I've added a tag to the wire with the title "American Pride". He's also signed, "designed and made with love, Lucy Rox".

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Primitive Folk Art soft sculpture uncle sam doll on tricycle

This is how Uncle Sam would look riding a tricycle, isn't it? His legs and arms are wired with fairly heavy wire so he can maintain that awkward pointy elbow and knee look.

I had the tricycle and thought I could use it to make a really different, wonderful doll. The idea for Sam woke me up at 5:00 one morning and I started it right away.

He's attached (almost invisibly) to the tricycle with wire and sewing thread. I drilled tiny holes through the seat and the bottoms of the handle grips. His feet are stitched to the pedals.

You"ll find him in my Etsy shoppe, Lucy's Lazy Dayz Folk Art

Monday, April 18, 2011

Primitive black angel w star

This is the latest addition to my website. Meet HOPE. She's made of heavily textured fabric and the painting and sanding make her skin look like old leather. She's made to hang but sits so nicely. I love her cheesecloth over wire wings. They're the perfect touch. Notice they're not too big? That's because she's a new angel..they'll grow a little every time she gives hope to people.

You'll find more information about her and how she's made on the listing on my website.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Folk Art Father's Day rooster with egg cart pull toy

Isn't this the cutest? The little cart is hand made from a grapevine basket. I removed the handle and inserted an axle with wooden wheels. The egg is wood and it's nestled in dried grass. Available at

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Handmade Art Fair

It's finally Spring Time!
Come on over to Handmade Art Fair to help celebrate our April 1, 2011  Spring Extravaganza where you will find new listings and give-a-ways by some of our artists.
You will find sweet handmade items to help you usher in Spring and hopefully add a much needed ray of sunshine and smiles after a long cold Winter.
We have updates almost daily!

Monday, March 28, 2011

New Primitive Soft Sculpture Black doll w cat

I just added this little lady with her cat in my ETSY
shop. She has a full head of hair. That little kitty is handmade with a needle sculpted face and trust me, he has attitude.

Friday, March 25, 2011

New source for Printable Feed sack Logos

My sister, Sandra, now has printable feed sack designs available on her Etsy site, SandrasBohemianBags.  Each one is a PDF, is $4.50, and comes in 4 sizes plus reverse images for iron ons in each packet.

There is no watermark on what you purchase and there is no "designed by" or "copyrighted by" to spoil the effect of the vintage logo.

This is one of them. she also has rabbit pellets, chicken feed, goat pellets, and  pig feed. 

Primitive Folk Art Black Raggedy with pull toy cat

Who can resist this face? And that hair!? I've just listed this little cutie on my website . You can choose her, the cat or both.

Rootie Tootie (the doll) is made of muslin and hand embroidered with vintage rayon cord hair stitched in place. The pull toy cat is also handmade by me. He has a mouse dangling from his tail and reproduction vintage thread spool wheels. As always, shipping is FREE.

The pattern is also available for the doll. The link is on the page with her listing. No pattern for the cat yet.........

Friday, March 18, 2011

Little itty bitty raggedy

Isn't this the cutest pair--especially when you know the large one is 13 1/2" tall and the other is only 8 1/2" tall? They sit 8 1/2" high and 5 1/4" high respectively. I just designed the smaller one and they're listed on my website with quite a lot of other new offerings. There are raggedies with a full head of hair, a new black doll with very large feet, and some wonderful new lady rabbits with hand A-line pinafores made from vintage hand embroidered tablecloths, pillowcase ends, and dresser scarf ends. I've also just listed a 42" prairie doll again.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

News and new listings

First off, Rusty Tin Roof  has just released the Spring issue. It has great articles and a FREE pull toy sheep pattern from your's truly! There are other downloadable patterns as well as crafting ideas.

Second, my sister Sandra is designing printable feed sacks. The first one is now available in her ETSY shop Sandra's Bohemian Bags. She's working on a Chicken Feed sack next.

And finally, I've been making Raggedies like crazy. The newest ones are listed on my What's New Page and there are a few more listed under Raggedies on my website. The doll you see at the left has a full head of hair. She wears a dress made of vintage fabric and a pinafore made from a vintage, hand embroidered pillowcase.  Oh yes, I've got a raggedy in my own ETSY shop that is not on my website. She's an absolute beauty.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Little Humpty Dumpty

 I've been busy sewing as you can see from the little Humpty Dumpty I've just listed on my website . He's 12" long but sits only 6" high with 6" off dangling leg. He's made of muslin and is soft sculpted and stained and painted. His pants are wool and the shirt and tie are cotton fabric. I'm showing you the doll I just finished but he's also available as a pattern, either mailed or emailed. The pattern includes his larger brother who's 2" larger and phone or email support if you need help.

As well as this great new doll, I've added several raggedies, a couple of prairie dolls as well as needle felted sheep in the past week. The sheep are something new and I'm really proud of them. They're needle felted on a body made from recycled wool and they're so soft to the touch.

If you've been disappointed that your favorite pattern is not available as an epattern , contact me and ask for it--I'll get to it sooner rather than later.  I'm trying to make epatterns available for all of them. but it's taking  a little longer than expected.

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Year New Ventures

It's been a long time since I posted and I must apologize. I've been incredibly busy with new designs.  With spring in mind, I've designed several rabbits that stand by themselves..3 are shown in the photo on the left. I've listed some on my website and in my new ETSY shop LucysLazyDayzFolkArt. There are more coming soon as well as new bears, something I haven't make in a really long time.
I've also been experimenting with needle felted coming soon. I just wanted to let you know I haven't disappeared, I've just been super busy with the holidays and the end of the year bookwork as well as the new designs.