Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Winter projects

 Has been a long long time since I posted :(
Have been crazy busy with craft shows and work.....but lots of pics to make up for lost time....first is a basket with a darling little winter scene.....not sure of the designer, was a class project....I believe the pattern was out of PaintWorks magazine
 Next are some cute little canister-style ornaments, Cyndi Combs pattern....painted three sets (12 total) and they all sold!!
 Snowmen pattern by the uber-talented Deb Antonick....used her new stencils for the details....painted the ornies first and has so much fun, I had to paint some candy dishes to go along with them!!
 I love to paint on vintage suitcases, and I love Mary Jo Tuttle's Santa Claus patterns.....a perfect pairing!!
 Another Cyndi Combs pattern...cute little snowies, gingers and Santas

 More Mary Jo Tuttle Santas, ornament size
 I love to paint signs and this is a fave....from a Kim Klassen pattern
 And another KK sign......
 Some simple little marble magnets I painted...after I took the pic I realized the snowman face was upside down :)
 A little sheep on a nite light cover......
 These are from a Sue Allemand pattern...original was painted on bottles, I adapted to wood....
 Took a SNOW stencil and added a Cyndi Combs snowie face......
 Adapted from a Barb Jones/Snow Jobs pattern.......

 Cute little sled ornaments, adapted from a Lori Cagle/Artists Club design
More Cyndi Combs snowies.....she is a new favorite!!
 And of course, I have to do Renee these kitty cats......the middle one went home with my friend Marie.....
 And another one of Renee's patterns, on a vintage briefcase.....
 And another Mary Jo Tuttle Santa design, adapted for this nite light cover
Found this simple little architectural piece at a garage sale....and it just screamed snowman at me.....I think he turned out well......

Be sure to check out my Facebook page (Primworks) and Pinterest boards (Primworks by Cyndy McBride) for more pictures.....

I am hoping to set up an Etsy page to sell some of my pieces later this for progress reports on that.....

Happy painting!!


Friday, September 21, 2012

August/September projects

 Back with lots of pictures today.....have been painting like crazy to get ready for my upcoming shows......first is a coffee pot painted with a Martha Smalley "Painting With Friends" her stuff!!
Next are snowie and ginger ornies...pattern by the incredibly talented Cyndi Combs....
 Another Cyndi Combs snowie pattern....this one on a large plate.....put an LED candle in the middle and you have an awesome centerpiece!!
 I love pumpkins.....this prim punkins are based on an old John Sliney pattern......
 And of course, I had to do at least one resin piece :)   This is my interpretation of a Susan Kelley pattern...
 And I even finished an older "unfinished" project....a sweet little snow scene on a basket.....
 These are pins/magnets created from something I saw on Pinterest.....
 And some little magnets done on marble tiles....
Another prim punkin......
And last are some penguin and snowie ornaments, from Cyndi Combs new book....soooo cute!!!

Hope to have my calendar updated soon.  next show will be Country Chicks in Rochester/Littlerock Oct 5/6, then Country Creations in Bellevue later in the month.....I also am doing my usual 3 shows in November.  Be sure to check us out on Facebook for new projects and calendar updates.  I am also on Pinterest (PrimWorks by Cyndy McBride).

Working on lots of Christmas projects, as well as another Painting With Friends project.....will be busy busy busy the next few months!!!

Check back soon for new projects!!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

HOOT 2012

 Has been a busy summer!!  Just got back from a week in Columbus, OH for the HOOT painting convention.  Had a wonderful time and took some great classes from awesome teachers.  Today's pictures are of the projects I completed....first one is a paddle with an adorable Santa and bumblebees, taught by the wonderfully humorous Sandy LeFlore...
 Next is a "cupcake box" with a Santa and reindeer, taught by Debby Blair....not sure what I am going to do with a cupcake box, but I liked the Santa :)
 This is a paint brush holder with "Peter Peter" taught by the awesome Barb love LOVE her patterns....this was the first of two classes I took from her
 Next up is a paddle with a harvest design, taught by the Northwest's own Maxine Thomas (a fellow Washingtonian)....still need to antique it, but I just loved this piece
 Another Sandy LeFlore design....I am not much for flowers, but this was pretty fun to do...bottom has a chalkboard area.
 My second Barb Jones painted on a glass brick and can be used as a nightlight....can think of lots of other pieces I can use this design on.....
 This is from a class taught by the very prolific Laurie Speltz.  Very funny lady.  Can't say I am a convert to her way of stencilling almost everything, but I can see its usefulness with the background areas.....class taught with Chris Haughey from Cupboard Distributing.
Final pic is of the project taught by Chris Haughey.......bird and holly basecoats were stencilled, free-handed the rest...again, not a convert of the stencil thing, but still a good class and I like how the birdie turned out.

Hope to have my calendar updated soon.....working on lots of stuff, and have several shows planned for October/November.  Should have another Painting With Friends design finished soon (a cute pumpkin design) so watch for that on the PWF site, or check us out on Facebook (

Saturday, July 14, 2012

New projects......

 Has been a while since I posted, so lots of pictures today :)   First is this cute little set of papier mache boxes....adapted from a Kim Klassen pattern....always have to have a crow and a sheep!!
 This vintage lunchbox becomes a cute little "keeper" once painted!!  Another Kim Klassen pattern
 And continuing the Kim Klassen theme.....this is adapted from one of her patterns I found in an old Create and Decorate magazine
 Found this awesome sewing drawer at a sale last perfect for this Terrye French pattern!!
 My newest project for "Painting With Friends"....a cute little Americana angel....pattern available on the PWF site,
 I have been on a resin kick lately....this piece is from the Artists was supposed to be for a craft show, but I think he has to come live at my house :)
And last is this darling pair of witchy girls, surface also from Artists Club.....very detailed and absolutely adorable!!

Check out my Facebook page for more pictures of new projects....have been painting like crazy to prepare for my fall and winter show up is Country Chicks in October...

But before the shows start, I and some friends are making out first trip to the HOOT painting convention....less than a month to go and we are so ready to get on that plane!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Country Chicks May 2012

Today's pictures show my booth at the Country Chicks show in Rochester.  Was rainy and windy, but still had a great time!!  Melanie and Sheena put on a fabulous show, and was thrilled to be part of it.  Looking forward to the fall show

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New items for February/March!!

Has been a busy few weeks......the first picture shows a hand-painted journal and memo note box, adapted from older Terrye French patterns.
Just finished this piece.....2nd pic shows two sides of this candle block....adapted from a pattern from Terrye's new "All Seasons" book
The winter and spring sides of the candle cute!!
All this is near and dear to my heart!! I did this pcinic basket as part of the Terrye French "Painting With Friends" group....Terrye provides the drawing, and a "friend" does the painting and pattern instructions.....I recently joined the group and this is my first project!! Patterns are available for purchase ($5 each for e-patterns) from the Painting With Friends site.
This vintage scale has been painted with an old Kim Klassen anything with a crow on it!!

Finally got the calendar excited to be doing the Country Chicks show this spring!! My first time as a vendor there, and plan to have my booth jam-packed with vintage goodies and hand-painted treasures!!

Also have several other shows planned for the year....I may be adding one or two more in the to paint pumpkins, so I need an outlet!!!