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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tag it Tuesday!

Oh, WUF...

Mommie is working on her own blog, 
and she left the phone on my couch, 
so I'm BACK!!

Wuf wuf wuf...

Today, we wanted to let some of our Team Members share their favorite Fall item in their shop and WHY.  I KNOW you will WUF what you see!

The link to each item is above the picture so you can go and visit the shop and HEART each item...We sure would appreciate it!...
We Present: 
The Folkart Primitives and More Team (FAAP)

Becky Levesque I love the fall colors used in this project. 

Cynthia Chapman:   This is my favorite because you can hang them on a fall tree, tie them on a package, or put them on a peg board. I love the grungy orange color they are.

Crystal Cord: I love Frankenstein.  

Cindi Toth:  
My favorite are these pillows. 
I love the simplicity of the words and graphic.

Carol Corrigan:When I sat down to paint this I started with the cobalt blue pumpkin and just made it up as I went. I love the colors and sunflowers are a favorite of mine as you can see in my logo.

Bob Reyna:  One of my newer pillows. I just love the effect of the leaves "blowing" across this pillow.

Scott Foster:  This shaker style bowl was handturned and allowed to dry naturally. Finished with Walnut oil and beeswax it's the perfect vessel for fall foliage, mini gords or pumpkins. A great centerpiece!

Sherrie Dalton:I love how all the cats seem to have their own personality.

Tammy Peacock:  I love his little red shoes.

Michelle Smith: I love this pumpkin man because 
his face is so sweet...

Connie Smith: The colors remind me of my Mom's wonderful
Thanksgiving dinners, and the whole family getting together on a frosty holiday.

Loreen Pitchford:  I've always loved the colors of fall 
especially the brilliant reds!

Melissa Dwork: This insane pumpkin ornament never 
fails to put a smile on my face!

Susan Smith:  This pumpkin was my first attempt at Folk Art a few years ago, and I have been blessed to be so successful with it. I love everything about it and regard it as my signature piece.

Sharon Jedlinsky: I love the expression on the ghosts face. I love everything about him One of my favorites..

Denise Cassidy Bailey:  My fave item was recently sold, so I will go with this one. I love the fabric colors and the 'real' stem.

Kim Orcutt: I love this little framed stitchery because it's a new style for me and was lots of fun to make.

Kathy Hale Cage: I don't like the way Thanksgiving is getting pushed aside ... going from Fall/Halloween to Christmas so I wanted to try to put an emphasis on Thanksgiving again 

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Thank you for stopping by.

If you view our blog on your phone, 
at the bottom of the post is an option to change to 
View the Web Version.
Click on that.
You will notice on the left side are the LINKS to our Etsy Shops.
When you get a chance, like watching your team lose on Sunday,
Go visit our shops and HEART us and some Items.
Think about giving us a try for your Christmas Gifts.
We would WUF to Help you!

I got some sticks to chase...

We are handmade at heart~~FAAP

Saturday, October 22, 2016

What is ETSY?

Hey Y'all...Lots of you guys know who I am, 
but in case you don't, Well, I am Charcoal.

My Mommie is Charlotte Fletcher of Roma Land Woodcrafts.

She is busy right now...ACTUALLY, she is on the couch holding her phone, saying some words that I do not recognize, and she is trying to get logged in to the Team Blog.


We won't tell her that I am posting, cause I figured it out.  We will just let her work at it until she gets it.  Don't we learn by doing?


I wanted to tell you that Momma is going to be doing the Team Blogs for awhile, so this is NOT about her or me 
(hey, who can I talk to about THAT!!)

She sure hopes that y'all will support and encourage our Team...

WHAT?  You don't know about the TEAM?

oh, wuf...


Our Team is Called : 
The Folkart and Primitives Team and More 

We are a group of crafters who have joined together to try to help each other promote our creations on Etsy.

I KNOW...many of you have no clue what ETSY is all about...heavy wuf...

ETSY is a selling place--pure and simple.


You can buy anything from condoms (yep, I heard lots of barking on that one, and please keep reading cause I am trying very hard to be funny and entertaining...don't get all "wuffy" on me!) to furniture to just about ANYTHING.

ETSY was originally developed so that handmade items could be sold, but now, just about anything goes (obviously from all the barking)!

Just like everything else in life, you kinda just have to look past things that you don't like or agree with, because we are ONE BIG group of people with different tastes and abilities, but we ALL are trying to make a little extra cha-ching, cause Charcoal needs some new Dog Bones!! (Who am I kidding--Nutter Butters--I NEED Nutter Butters!) 
We are not going to focus 
on things we can't change, 
or things that we don't like.


We are going to do out BESTEST to introduce you to some AWESOME crafters who work hard to make unique items.

Our fingers take lots of abuse~~needle pricks, hot glue guns, splinters, paint peeling, glue sticking~~so we need some ENCOURAGEMENT to help us heal and to keep creating (and to buy bandaides).


I WUF that you asked.

We need you to go see what we make and offer to sell.  
Who knows, you might find the EXACT thing 
you have searched for years to find.

  Click HERE to go to ETSY.

Join Etsy. It doesn't cost a thing.  If you have a fancy phone, and I KNOW you do, add the Etsy app and it will be so easy!! 


  When you get there,
 type FAAP in the Search 
and WOW!  
You will be amazed!

BUT I KNOW you will be overwhelmed, so don't give up.  We will share LOTS of links in the coming days for you to see, and here again, is another way to HELP US.


When someone shares a link on their FB page or wall, click on that link and HEART that item.  It will not take you very long, because many of you have fancy phones!  

To HEART an item, 
just click on the HEART in the top right 
of the picture.  


When you heart an item, it helps us get NOTICED in the searches that people do on Etsy.  It is some nerdy formula that I don't understand and to be honest, I don't think anyone does, BUT PLEASE do it!  It is painless!  LOL

I know this is going to take a while, so before you get going, ADD the following items to your grocery list, because you are going to need a TREAT to help you enjoy browsing all the amazing things that ETSY has to offer.


1 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
4 3/4 cup Confectionery Sugar
1 3/4 cup non-dairy creamer
10 cup Powdered Milk

Mix and store in an airtight container.
Mix to taste (start with 1/3 cup of mix to a cup of water)

(there are TONS of other recipes on Pinterest)

Oh, and since I mentioned Pinterest, When you HEART our items, ADD them to your Pinterest Boards.  We would thank you and send you a virtual hug, because we are good like that!

As a team, we are struggling to do things to help us get noticed.  THAT is what this blog is about.  We have so much talent and really, we offer just about anything you could possible want.  We have patterns to help you make things, we have gift ideas, we have handmade and unique gifts that you cannot find in a store, we have country-specific items (yes, we have some people from other countries, besides the US), we have stocking stuffers, Teacher gifts, Christmas Gifts, Winter items, we custom make items, and so much more.

  We can offer things that a Box Store cannot do~~

If you are a team member that has lost your "get up and go", please come back and help us. Share with your friends cause, really, you will be helping them, too!

So, please follow us~~I promise that we won't call the Police for stalking us, cause we would LOVE for you to do that!  

because without you, 
we have no reason to create.

Oh, to find the items pictured, type: FAAP DOG in the Search bar on etsy, and you will gets lots more. This is just a sampling! 

We are handmade at heart...FAAP...wuf wuf

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fall Is Calling

I think fall decor is calling all of us by now.

We are in October and we are reading to see the changing colors.

In all things Give Thanks embroidered pillow FAAP

Primitive Houndstooth Penny Rug, FAAP, OFG, HAFair

Fall Scented Corn Cobb Sacks ~ Maple Leaf

Fall Wreath with Curled Copper Wire Accents

Squirrel and Pumpkin  Autumn/ Fall  Applique Pillow

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


A favorite Greek dessert


1 16ounce package phyllo dough
1 pound chopped nuts
1 cup butter - melted
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup honey

 Preheat oven to 350°    Butter the bottom and sides of a 9X13 pan

  Chop nuts and toss with cinnamon.   Set aside.  Unroll phyllo dough.   Cut whole stack in half to fit pan.   Cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to eep from drying out as you work.   Place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly.   Repeat until you have 8 sheets layered.   Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top.   Top with two sheets of dough, butter, nuts, layering as you go.   The top layer should be about 7-8 sheets deep.

Using a sharp knife cut into diamond or square shapes all the way to the bottom of the pan.   You may cut into 4 long rows to make diagonal cuts.   Bake for about 50 minutes until baklava is golden and crisp.

Make sauce while baklava is baking.   Boil sugar and water until sugar is melted.   Add vanilla and honey.   Simmer for about 20 minutes.

Remove baklava from oven and immediately spoon sauce over it.   Let cool.    Serve in cupcake papers.    This freezes well.   Leave it uncovered as it gets soggy if it is wrapped up.

Check out our Team Page on Etsy !


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Celebrate Fall

The Folk Art, Primitives, and More Team
have some wonderful Fall things for your home.

Hand painted Plate, Harvest Time,Pumpkin, Star, Crow, Hostess Gift, Fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween Decorations, Harvest, Autumn, Gift, fun

Primitive folk art Halloween raggedy Candy Corn fall rag doll HAFAIR ofg FAAP haguild hand embroidered

Party Jacks E Pattern - Halloween pumpkin primitive dolls-container pattern Free Shipping; Hafair OFG faap MHA TeamHAHA ADO; Haguild; Norga

Pumpkin Pod Old Strainer Peg Hanger Fall Halloween Vintage Primitive Farmhouse FAAP

Scarecrow | Handmade Scarecrow | Scarecrow doll | Fall Home Decor


For more wonderful fall creations search FAAP FALL on Etsy!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions

We love the crock pot/slow cooker, it makes things so easy when you are busy.

I made this for dinner yesterday and served homemade creamy coleslaw and macaroni salad with it.   Yes it was a hit!'

This is not the traditional barbecue sauce version.

Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 large onions, thinly sliced
1/3 cup raw cane sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 cup chili sauce
1 1/2 - 3 teaspoons minced chipotle chile in adobo sauce
3 pounds boneless pork shoulder or blade roast, fat trimmed off

I want to say, I did not use a boneless roast, I feel one a bone in roast offers more flavor.   Yes it was a bit more work with removing the bones, but so worth it for the flavor.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.   Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally until they begin to soften, 3 to 6 minutes.   Add sugar and continue to cook, stirring constantly until the onions are golden brown, 6 - 8 minutes more.   Add garlic oregano pepper and salt and cook stirring for 1 minute.   Add vinegar and bring to a boil.    Cook until mostly evaporated, 30 seconds to 1 minute.   Remove from the heat and stir in the chili sauce and chipotle to taste

Place pork in slow cooker and cover with the sauce.   Cover and cook until the pork is almost falling apart, about 4 hours on High or 8 hours on Low.

Transfer the pork to a cutting board and shred using 2 forks.   Stir back into the sauce.

Serve when ready.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Plum Clafouti

Well Fall has finally arrived and I am sure most of us are
thankful for that.    It has been a long hot summer.

I plan on making this wonderful recipe for 
dessert tonight and thought I would share it.

Italian Prune Plums are in season right now and are so delicious.   I remember my Mother
making Plum Dumplings with them.  

Plum Clafouti

6 tablespoons white sugar, divided
14 Italian prune plums, halved and pitted
3 eggs
1 1/3 cup milk
2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar

Preheat oven to 375°    Butter a 10" pie plate, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of sugar over the bottom

Arrange the plum halves, cut side down, so that they cover the entire bottom of the pie plate.  Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of sugar over the top of the plums.   In a blender, combine the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar, eggs, milk,  flour, lemon zest, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.    Process until smooth, about 2 minutes.   Pour over the fruit in the pan.

Bake for 50- 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and lightly browned.  
 Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Dust with confectioners sugar before serving.