Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Save Handmade!

Due to my dad's illness taking a turn for the worse I decided to close my store until after Christmas. Orders that were placed up until this morning will still be processed and shipped before Christmas. If you have any questions, please email me ... I will still be checking emails. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year!

If you haven't heard about "Help us save Homemade!" please read below if you want to continue purchasing artwork, homemade dolls, and wonderful children products you can't find in a store. This would certainly be a shame if it went into effect and would certainly ruin the economy even more! Please read and please take a few minutes of your time to respond .... we will all be affected by this ridiculous law! Thank you!


Save Handmade Toys

Help Us Save Handmade!

Posted: 17 Dec 2008 03:07 PM CST
Published courtesy of Cool Mom Picks. For more information, please visit:

http://coolmompicks.com/savehandmade/

We’re all for strengthening the safety standards of mass-produced toys,clothes, and accessories made in China, and banning toxins like phthalates andlead. But this year, congress passed the ill-conceived ConsumerProducts Safety Improvement Act, a law which goes into effect in two monthsand will absolutely decimate the small toy manufacturers, independent artisans,and crafters who have already earned the public trust. The very same ones thatwe often feature here and in our yearly special edition gift guides.

With this act going into effect February 10 2009 so many people welove will be affected: Moms who sew beautiful handmade waldorf dolls out ofhome, artists who have spent decades hand-carving trucks and cars out of naturalwoods, that guy at the craft show who sold you the cute handmade puzzle–evenlarger US companies who employ local workers and have not once had any sort ofsafety issue will no longer be able to sell their goods. Not without investingtens of thousands of dollars into third-party testing and labeling, just toprove that toys that never had a single toxic chemical in them still don’t havea single toxic chemical in them.

How to Get Involved — it only takes 5 minutes of your time!

-Find your congress person and senators and write a letter like the sample here. Particularly if they serve on the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection or the House Committee on Small Business.

-Send an email directly to the CPSC or contact chairperson Nancy Nord at 301-504-7923

-Vote for amending the law on Change.org, digg style: With enough votes it will be presented to President Obama in January!

-Place the Save Handmade! button on your blog or website to help spread the word to everyone you know who cares about protecting the little guy and preserving beautiful items made with love for our children.

Friday, December 12, 2008

My Face Dollies! NEW!!


Introducing "My Face Dollies", what a wonderful gift!

My good friend Eloisa and I have been working on this project for about a month now, we came up with this idea talking about what our girls wanted to give their friends as Christmas Gifts, one idea went to another and My Face Dollies was born. These adorable dolls are completely handmade to resemble your child, you get to choose their skin, eye, and hair color, hair style, body fabric, and accessories.

They are a wonderful Christmas Gift! Pictures are welcome and we will try to match up unique features like freckles and beauty marks. Imagine their little smiles when they open up their package to find these dolls!

Obviously, as Christmas approaches quickly, there’s only a certain number of dolls we can complete before Christmas (so hurry put your order in within the next few days to ensure Christmas delivery!). We are also offering Printed and emailed Gift Certificates so your little ones can go online with an adult supervision of course, and either design their own doll or adopt one of our ready-made cute dollies!

We couldn't resist and also have accessories, there's many more coming after the Holidays too!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cyber Monday Sale!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with your family & friends! We sure did!! Monday only we are offering 25% OFF your total purchase! It's Cyber Monday of course! ;-) Just use this code in check out: CyberMonday

Have a great week!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Logo Design ... & Sale!

It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is only one week away! I feel like I was just at the swimming pool with the kids! Last week I shared TipJunkie's blog with you, and it is really a fun blog loaded with tips and lots of creative ideas! Here are some Thanksgiving tips that are fun (decorating the table and lots of other ideas): Thanksgiving Ideas.

Ok.. so Christmas is like a month away and this year I have NO idea what I am buying! The kids don't even know what they want... so I guess that is good .. they are not being materialistic! But still.... I have no clue what to look for, bargain for, or nothing! :-) Oh well... I guess I will figure it out. I have teens now .. so it's not as easy as buying for little ones (oh those were the days!).

Anyhooooo.....

I just did a logo for a couple of ladies who are starting up a Book Basket business. Their company name is "The Storybook Tree." They should have their website up and running after the New Year .. so I will definitely share their site when it is up. Here is the logo I did for them:

Secret Sale for my blog readers .... only for Friday, November 21st .... buy any 8x10 LETTER PRINT and get an 11x14 print for the same price! One per customer. Code in check out is NovemberLetter. (Purchase the 11x14 Letter Print and the discount code will take $4.00 off in check out). You get free shipping too!

Working on something really cute right now .. hopefully I can post it in a few days. Stay tuned.... and have a WONDERFUL weekend!!






Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Check out Tip Junkie - FREE giveaways!


Looking for new ways to save money, decorate your house, find a great bargain? Check out TIP-JUNKIE. Right now they are having Tip Junkie Mom-prenuer Shop-a-thon buy from women this holiday season. They are looking for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Holiday ideas, so submit your blog posts so they can feature you. They are also having 12 days of fun holiday give aways, so pop in and check it out!
To help promote & feature some of the amazing women who have joined the Mom-preneur Shop-a-thon, they have set up the 12 Days of Junkie where there will be two winners every day!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

New ... Door Hangers!


Something new! Door hangers to coordinate with our artwork. You choose your theme (theme's we have at Farmhousefive). These can go either on the bedroom door OR even the closet door to bring in a little fun. Each is personalized with your "child's name" or "child's room." On Sale too ~ $3.00 off! Have a great week!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Okid Christmas Items


We have joined OKID Designers for this Holiday Season on Etsy! Find some of our items plus gorgeous boutique gifts like Pet Christmas Stockings, Boutique Clippies, Personalized Ornaments and more and enjoy combined shipping from multiple products! More items will be added!

Congratulations to Renee D. for leaving a review in October. She has won a $25 gift certificate! Also, Nicole D. is our Monthly Giveaway winner... she won an 11x14 letter print with coordinating Nail Cover. Way to go Nicole!

Be sure to enter into our November Giveaway contest ... a $15 gift certificate will be given just in time for the holidays.

We have some new fun items coming soon ... stay tuned! Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 3, 2008

We have a winner for the costume contest

My kids each had a favorite and so we put those two choices in a hat and drew the winner! The Eloise costume won! Thanks to everyone who submitted photos... it was fun!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Actually you are probably getting this the day after Halloween! Hope your's was a safe & Happy one! I am getting my daughter ready now ... and I have tell you what she is! She is a voting booth (people vote with their candy) ... for either President they want to be elected! On each hip she wears a box .. one with McCain's picture and the other with Obama's picture. I'll let you know the "poll" later this evening along with pics .. LOL!

Speaking of costumes ... enter your child in our "Best Costume Contest." Send your child's photo to theresemdekker@aol.com and I will post it (just give me your first name w/photo). Our judges (my kids!) will decide on the best costume submitted! Winner gets a $15.00 gift certificate at Farmhousefive.com! Please send your photos in by Sunday, November 2nd. Winner will be chosen and announced on Monday!

McCain won the candy poll! (Now I can't wait to go in and get all the snicker bars she won't eat ... she hates peanuts!). ;-)

PHOTOS submitted:









Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Brooke OWL Artwork



New items! Owls seems to be the big rage these days in decorating. I had fun creating this new Brooke Owl artwork, matching wood sign and wallpaper cutouts. All these items are on sale thru Saturday. The Letter Art is on sale this week and the Wood Name Meaning signs are too.

Don't forget to enter the monthly drawing giveaway (11x14 Letter Print w/matching nail cover). Crystal Sams was our September Winner! She won a Name Meaning Wood Sign . Congratulations, Crystal!!!
Okid, the Design Group I am in, will be launching our Christmas Shop on Etsy! All kinds of wonderful Christmas items will be featured in our shop! I am currently working on Christmas ornaments and wooden signs... will keep you posted when the shop opens!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Canvas Letter Panels & Giveaway


Canvas Letter Panels are here! I've had a request for it and enjoyed making them so much that I am offering them on the website! You get to choose YOUR theme, YOUR colors. Each lower case letter is done in a sweet gingham and dots & scrolls are added for a sweet touch. Subscribed Blog Readers ONLY use this code in check out to get $5 OFF your set of letter canvas panels: BlogReaderFiveOff. (good thru Saturday, Oct. 18th).


GIVEAWAY TIME! Libby, owner of Hairbowholders.com, is giving this little cutie away just in time for all the Dorothy ~Wizard of Oz~ costumes out there! These ADORABLE red sequins have been made into red ruby slippers hair clips that any little girl would love! Just leave a comment below if you want to be entered into the drawing. Drawing will be next Monday, October 20th. Be sure to give me your email address so I can contact you!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

15% OFF Sale!

We will be closed Weds, Oct 1 through Tues, Oct 7, and as always, we offer our customers a 15% discount on anything in the store! All emails will be answered on October 8th. The code to enter in check out is: OctoberSale




Sunday, September 21, 2008

SALE at Farmhousefive

This week we have letter prints, wallpaper cutouts & Picturepals on sale. Have you seen the new bookmarks we carry? These would make great stocker stuffers! Quantity discounts available (especially for teachers!).



This month's giveaway is a name meaning wood sign... be sure to enter!

Brooke artwork is coming next! I'm excited to paint that theme... it is adorable. ;-)

Have a great week!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Name Meaning Plaques & Baby Birth Prints

Happy Weekend! Most everyone is back at school now, so I hope you are reading this after getting to sleep in a bit on Saturday!
We have a few new items! First, we have wooden plaques/signs that spell out your child's name and each letter carries a meaning that you pick out:

There are only a few listed, so if you don't see your theme, you can always order "Design your Own." Just go thru any of our art images and pick out exactly what you want. These are REALLY cute in person.

Another new item is our Baby Birth Prints. These are sure to be the perfect gift for the new Mom ... and affordable too. Matting instructions come with each print .. where to buy the best frames at great prices, how to get the color mat to match the nursery exactly.

We have a new Penelope Bird print too:

Blog Reader Discount: $2.00 off any Sign or Baby Birth Print. Code in check out: NewItems. This code is good thru Tuesday, August 26.

We have a few more projects coming up within a few days so I will email you soon. Have a great weekend.

Friday, August 15, 2008

BOGO Letter Print!

Buy ONE get ONE Free (8x10 Letter Prints) was my Friday special (8/15). I put the sale up without thinking to email my blog readers. OOPS. I am extending the sale just for my Blog readers thru Saturday 8/16. Simply type LetterFreebie in check out. One per customer, please.

iwantedtowonder is offering a special discount to Farmhousefive readers this month! You will receive $2 off any order at http://www.iwantedtowonder.com/ through August 31st. And shipping is always free! Simply use FARMHOUSE coupon code at checkout.

I am getting ready to launch a few new products ... stay tuned. ;-)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

20% Off Sale


20% off sale for 4 days (Sunday thru Weds) while we are closed for site maintenance. Just type in SM1013 in check out.

Win a set of wallpaper cutouts -- your choice! This is our August Special! Simply enter your email address and on September 2nd you will be notified if your name was drawn! Rebecca Mcmullen is our July Winner! She won an PicturePal and a Personalized just-for-you Cross (Art from the Heart) Art print. Congratulations, Rebecca!!! Click here to enter!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bugs & Critters Artwork on Sale


HI! This week at Farmhousefive we are having a bug & critter sale. Purchase any bug related item and get 12% off your total order. Just type BUGS in checkout to redeem the code.

Well, I'm back from my trip/HS reunion! Oh what a week trying to get caught up. Thank you for your patience in waiting for your orders to arrive... I really appreciate it! Here is a pic of me (in middle) and my 2 best friends from HS:


Had the best time! The turnout could have been better. My mom says they dwindle down with each 10 years. I got to see my favorites though, so that was fun.

Hope you have a great week .... email me if you have any questions about the bug/critter sale! Oh, by the way, the monthly review drawing is coming up in a few days. Be sure to enter by leaving a review for the item(s) you purchased. Winner gets a $25 GC at Farmhousefive.com.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

New Items!


For a limited time ONLY we are offering any print of your choice made on canvas and mounted on a canvas panel (1/8" thick). These are ready to hang with coordinating ribbon attached, and if you would like to add a beaded trim to the bottom for an adorable touch, it's only $3. Don't forget to add a Nail Cover to complete the look! These look WONDERFUL on a door, above a bookcase or changing table, in the bathroom in just that perfect spot. We only have a very limited amount of these to sell, so don't delay! They are much cuter in person... pictures just don't capture how cute they are!! I love the beaded trim don't you?
A new series has been added .... a Bear Scene / Camping Scene that coordinates with a cute bedding set from Target (one of my favorite places!). This is available in a 3 print set, a letter print, and wallpaper cutouts. A PicturePal and Art from the Heart is coming soon....


I am leaving on Weds. to go back home to Chicago for my HS Reunion... yipee! I can hardly wait to meet up with old friends!! I will ship orders thru Tuesday, (7/15), but will be gone until 7/22 and so all orders will be shipped after then.

I'll be posting a few fun sales before I go ... so you'll hear from me before I go.

I have 2 birthday boys in my family this week! My husband on Monday and my oldest son on Tuesday. I went into labor at the Mall on my husband's birthday! Another favorite place of mine ... LOL! These days I seem to have a real weakness for purses & shoes! Don't we all?!

Have a wonderful Sunday. God bless! --Therese

Mod Ladybug Daisy Canvas

Here is Laurie's canvas that she won back in our Canvas Giveaway in June. Laurie is ready to redecorate her girl's room with the DARLING Nautica Kids Emma bedding! She wanted a canvas to coordinate with her new bedding and here it is .....


This is what her bedding looks like (if you are looking for a pink and brown theme, this is too cute!):

More giveaways are coming .... only blog readers and subscribers to farmhousefive.com newsletters find out about them!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Weekend Special! Free Nail Cover w/purchase ...

Posh Baby Blog emailed me and said they were featuring my Nail Covers on their blog. That was a nice surprise!

Weekend Special:

Free Nail Cover with purchase of any 11x14 print. This offer is good this weekend only. Simply add your 11x14 print to your cart and your choice of a nail cover to your cart. Price will be deducted after you enter this code in check out: 1FreeNC.
If you order 2 11x14s enter this code: 2FreeNC.
If you order 3 11x14s enter this code: 3FreeNC.
(Please note: 11x14 print sets of 2 or 3 prints qualify for one free nail cover).
Please email me if you have any questions! Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Canvas Winner is...

Laurie! Laurie won a 20x16 canvas in the theme of her choice. I am waiting to hear back from her regarding the theme she wants. When I finish it I'll post a photo of it here. Congratulations, Laurie!!

It's been a busy week (wait, it's only Tuesday!). I am getting caught up after coming home on Friday. Everyone loves a sale, especially these days with gas prices so high. I know that everyone is really watching it, that is why I am having a lot of sales. Please check the website regularly, you never know if the item you have been looking at will be going on sale.

We had a great week at my Aunt & Uncle's mountain lake home. It was nice to do NOTHING! Mid-July I am flying back home for my High School Reunion ... in Chicago... Arlington Heights. (At the Race Track of all places! Hey, Robin, my only Chicago reader, have you been there before?). I really look forward to it... last reunion (10 years ago) all my best friends and I went in a limo ... that was fun!!



Sunday, June 8, 2008

20% off, new themes, canvas drawing

It's so hot! It's 100 degrees here in Georgia! We are leaving in the morning to go to a North Georgia mountain lake for a 4 days. We are staying with my uncle & his new wife. Here is Natalie with the view behind her (we went there for Easter):

It's always fun to get out of town, but soooo much to do before you go!

Whenever I go out of town I love to have a sale going ... so grab the 20% off code off my homepage and don't forget to pass the savings onto a friend. Letter prints are on sale too. I have finally listed some new themes that customers have asked me to do. I took a lot of my images and mixed & matched .. so they coordinate with lots of beddings ... especially Kids Line. Pop Daisy seems to be the hit these days... well anything pink & brown!

I am also doing a summer fling drawing! I did this canvas for someone and it really is prettier in person. I am raffling off a 16x20 canvas in any theme I have. Here's some photos of ones I've done recently:


Drawing starts NOW and ends on Monday 6/16 at 10:00 am. Click here to enter. Be sure to write CANVAS next to your name.

Always looking for your photos! Email me!!