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Friday, January 25, 2019

Old Road Primitive's Blog is Moving to a New Home...


Hi, Crafting "Friends"!
It's a New Year and that means "new" things here at ORP!
New things like a Blog move!
Old Road Primitive's Blog will be moving over to our website...
Why you ask?
Because it's a smart business move...
keeping everything on one site (business tip #1)!

It seems like most people have left Blogger and have moved
to websites, Facebook, Instagram or all three!
In 2019, ORP will be doing the same.

I am a Christian, wife, mother, grandmother,
friend, pattern designer and teacher!
On ORP's new Blog you will see more of me.
I have many, many interest from sharing scripture, pattern designing,
home decorating, photography,  gardening, being outdoors,
cooking, health, etc.

In 2019, not only will you continue to see "fun" new patterns from ORP but
you will also see new "tutorials" and business "tips".
A few of these will be "free" (not all) but you'll want to stick around to see.
Some of ORP's new and upcoming "tutorials" will be on
painted faces, round doll heads...which so many of you have requested.


Have a great day!
Kim

Monday, January 21, 2019

The #1 thing to do when selling online...

Hi, ladies!
Today, I wanted to talk about what in my mind 
is the #1 thing to do when selling online.
Can you guess what that is?
Pictures!  Getting really great pictures! 
"An item is only as good as the picture."
There are three things involved in getting really great pictures...
the clarity of the picture, the lighting and the background.

# 1Clarity...
There isn't a lot that I can say about clarity...
just make sure that your pictures are clear as can be.
You can clear them up a bit with software.
I like Picmonkey but with that being said, take as
clear and as good of a picture as you can to start with.
If you do that, you won't have to do as much editing
and you can't always edit blurriness out of a picture.

#2 Lighting...
Lighting is huge as well.
You want light but not too much and certainly no direct light.
So, no sun beating down on your item.
I personally, like to take my pictures on our front
porch (which faces south) on a somewhat overcast day.
That is when I get the best pictures.

#3 Background or Backdrop...
 The background in your picture is important too.
I've noticed that a lot of people use "dark" backgrounds.
I personally, do not like that.
I feel like white or lighter backgrounds
make the item stand out better.
Below, I have a couple of examples.
All of the pictures below were taken on our front porch.
The white background pictures were taken with a white
sheet behind the dolly. 
Even though I like them both, the dolly with the white
sheet background seems to stand out better.
There is no "busyness" behind her.
Most of us have an extra white sheet running around our house.
OK, not really running around but probably in the closet!  haha




Getting great pictures does take some practice 
but hopefully with these three easy suggestions you'll be
a pro at it soon!  Remember what I said above...
"your item is only as good as your picture"!
 Grab your camera and have some "fun"!

Thanks, ladies!
I  hope that you all have a wonderful day!
Kim


 New Christmas Patterns from 2018 from Old Road Primitives!
With the busyness of life, I forgot
to post ORP's 2018 Christmas patterns on our Blog!
 These are all super easy patterns to make!
Please stop by and take a "peek"!

 Sn*wMan Candy Jar Pattern...
 http://www.oldroadprimitives.com/



The "Freezen's"  Sn*wGal & Sn*wMan Pattern...

http://www.oldroadprimitives.com/

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Frannie...Falln' for You Fall Raggedy Pattern

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New primitive pattern from Old Road Primitives..."Frannie"...Falln' for You Fall Raggedy!  How "cute" is this little gal with her cute little bibs and messy jute hair?  She's one of my "favs" so far!  You can call her a raggedy, a ragdoll or even a scarecrow.  This little gal has been "primmed" to perfection, giving her that great "aged" look.  She is sure to put a "smile" on anyone's face.
This pattern comes with easy to follow, step by step instructions along with detailed pattern pieces.  You are going to "love" working with this new Old Road Primitives pattern.  Won't you join us in some Fall "fun"?  This "Frannie"...Falln' for You Fall Raggedy is 15" tall.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Kirby the Candy Jar Scarecrow Pattern


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Primitive scarecrow pattern by Old Road Primitives..."Kirby" the "Candy Jar" Scarecrow!  How "cute" is this little guy with his darling little "stitched" face and "primitive" old style hat?  This pattern is for those of you who prefer the "stitched" face patterns.  These little fall candy jars can be made up in no time at all.  That makes this pattern great for all of you who are doing fall craft shows.  You want something simple and quick so that you can make several.  These are sure to be a "best seller".  This pattern comes with easy to follow, step by step directions, along with detailed pattern pieces.  You are going to "love" working with this new Old Road Primitives pattern.  "Kirby" the Candy Jar Scarecrow is 9 1/2" tall to the top of his hat.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at this new "ORP" pattern.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions in regards to this or any other Old Road Primitives pattern.

Sunday, August 26, 2018


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Primitive scarecrow pattern by Old Road Primitives..."Kolbie" the "Candy Jar" Scarecrow!  How "cute" is this little guy?  I've had several request to do a "candy jar" scarecrow.  This guy is simply the cutest with his darling little "painted" face and fall knit "sweater sleeve" hat.  These little fall candy jars can be made up in no time at all.  That makes this pattern great for all of you who are doing fall craft shows.  You want something simple and quick so that you can make several.  These are sure to be a "best seller".  This pattern comes with easy to follow, step by step directions, along with detailed pattern pieces.  This pattern also comes with the "hat" pattern piece for those of you who don't have an old sweater to use.  You are going to "love" working with this new Old Road Primitives pattern.  "Kolbie" the "Candy Jar" Scarecrow is 9 1/2" tall to the tip of his hat.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at this new "ORP" pattern.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions in regards to this or any other Old Road Primitives pattern.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Scarecrow Love Chubs Pattern


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New primitive scarecrow pattern for 2018 from Old Road Primitives...Scarecrow "Love" Chubs!  These two are just simply cute as can be and super easy to make.  This pattern comes with two face templates...one for the painted face and one template for the stitched face.  Rather then stitching the eyes you could always use small black buttons for the eyes.  Super simple but yet cute as well.  You will need an old adult sweater sleeve to make the boy chub's hat.  We love using old sweater sleeves to dress our fun little characters.  This pattern comes with easy to follow, step by step directions along with detailed pattern pieces.  It also comes with a photo on how to stitch the hair.  These darling little chubs are 9" wide.  The girl chubs is 7" tall.  The boy chub is 9" tall to the top of his cute little hat.  Thanks for stopping by to view this Old Road Primitives pattern.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Ivan Santa's lil Workshop Elf Pattern by ORP...


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New Christmas "elf" pattern from ORP.  Meet "Ivan" Santa's lil' Workshop Elf!  Isn't he adorable?  I've had several request to do an elf pattern.  I'm totally in "love" with this guy.  Ivan has a "one piece head and body" for easy making.  No round head here.  He does have a painted face that could easily be replaced with buttons eyes and stitched face features.  This pattern comes with a nice "face template" for you to trace and paint or trace and stitch.  This new Christmas pattern comes with easy to follow, step by step instructions...along with detailed pattern pieces.  You are going to "love" working with this new Old Road Primitives pattern.  Ivan Santa's lil' Workshop Elf is 19" tall, 10" when sitting.  Thanks for stopping by to view this new ORP pattern!  Please let us know if you have any questions.  Ivan really is a "fun" and "easy" one to make!

Lil Bit Raggedy Pattern by ORP...

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Primitive raggedy pattern...new from "Old Road Primitives"...Lil' Bit Raggedy doll. We are in "love" with this little dolly.  Not only is she super easy to make but she is "adorable" too.  She's a smaller raggedy.  This is a really great pattern that comes with instructional photos.  Step by step photos of how to paint Lil' Bit's face and how to do her "oh so crazy" jute hair.  The messier the hair, the cuter the dolly.  Please know, that you could also do button eyes and a stitched face if you prefer.  This pattern also comes with easy to follow, step by step directions and detailed pattern pieces.  You are going to "love" working with the new raggedy pattern from ORP.  Lil' Bit Raggedy is 13 1/2" tall, 7 1/2" when sitting.  Thanks for stopping by to view this new "Old Road Primitives" pattern!

Brianna & Lulu Vintage Style Bunny Girls Pattern by ORP...


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Lulu Bunny!
You'll learn how to make both rianna and Lulu and all of their "darling" little clothing in this pattern.  Not only are super easy to make but they are also super cute.  This pattern comes with easy to follow instructions along with detailed pattern pieces for easy understanding.  You will "love" working with this new Old Road Primitives pattern.  Brianna & Lulu the "Vintage" Style Bunnies are 16" tall, 9 1/2" sitting.  Their little bottoms are weighted so they sit nice on most any surface.  Thanks for stopping by today to view this new pattern from "Old Road Primitives".
Brianna Bunny!