Saturday, November 26, 2011

NEW Christmas Cards!

Dan and I are pleased to announce that our new Christmas cards are now available!

These cards are simply primitive & folky! The front is an original illustration by Dan of a quaint cabin amongst the pines and the wish of a Merry Christmas. We antique the edges of each card for a soft, aged look. Cards are blank inside so you can personalize with your own message. Suitable for framing, too!

Printed on acid & lignen-free kraft card stock. 4" x 5.5"

Set of 6 cards & envelopes $14.95 (Visit ) or for sale individually on Etsy ( )

Wishing you all the joys of the season,


Monday, November 21, 2011

Sorghum Candy Canes

With the holidays approaching, so many memories of my childhood Christmases come to mind. One of my favorite things to do in preparation for Christmas was to make sorghum candy with my grandmother. My brother and I would sit at her kitchen table while Grandma prepared the molasses brew. When the taffy had cooled enough to be handled, we would pull, twist, and shape the warm taffy, then wait impatiently to sample our treats.
Some of the greatest gifts in life are the special memories we cherish.
In honor of my grandmother, we have created a different type of sorghum "candy". Our Sorghum Candy Canes are for decorative purposes only and are now available on the website. For more information, please visit:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Come on Baby, Let's do the twist...

...The Tobacco Twist, that is!
My new pattern, Faux Tobacco Twist, will be available 8-27-2011!
These look very realistic and you won't require a tobacco license to sell them. While they may not be for everyone, they are sure to be a neccessity for those who decorate in early cabin primitive!

Created in memory & honor of my dad, my hero; J. Hurn - a great man who liked to do the twist.

I hope you will enjoy.

You will find this and other patterns on my PictureTrail: and in my Etsy Shop:

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Harvest Season

'Tis the harvest season here at The Ridge!

After many days of working in my faux garden, I am pleased to offer my newest pattern designs. They can be found at ,

CM141 Pumpkins & Gourds

CM143 Cabin Corn

CM142 Cabin Carrots

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Edda Lyddle's Needle Case Pattern

Edda Lyddle has been practicing her stitchwork again ~Bless her heart~ and has created this simply primitive needle case.
Perfectionists need not attempt this pattern...Relax and allow the process to deliver a sewing accessory with an early timeworn look. The finished needle case measures approximately 11 inches.

Edda Lyddle's Needle Case Pattern is available at: and

Monday, July 19, 2010

Overdue Update

Well, I think the title says it all...It has been a while, hasn't it?
Let's see...What have I been up to since February? Hmm...Here are a few of the highlights...
I rode in an elevator with a dog named, "Otis" up to an incredible treehouse...I met a four-hour old miniature horse...attended a Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup game...replied, "Absolutely" to a marriage proposal...ate far too many chocolates...spent a great deal of time on Facebook...created a PictureTrail album...released a few new patterns...and launched the new line of Pen and Ink Primitives. I have some pictures to share. Enjoy...

New Pattern ~ Wee Shoe Pincushion

New Pattern ~ Candle Dipper w/ Beeswax Tapers

Pen and Ink Primitives


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Edda Lyddle's Heart Sampler Pattern

Edda Lyddle shows her early sewing works in this simply primitive heart sampler. Finished item measures approximately 19 inches. A nice piece for Valentine's Day and all through the year. The hearts also make great bowl fillers.
Pattern includes easy to follow step-by-step instructions, full size templates, list of supplies, and color photo.
For ordering information, please visit the Patterns page of my website: