Your Primitive Home For The Holidays and Everyday Decor

Sparks, Nevada · 232 Sales


Your Primitive Home For The Holidays and Everyday Decor

Sparks, Nevada 232 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Last updated on Jun 21, 2017

I am taking a short break -- be back soon with more items to share!

Karen Barbera

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Karen Barbera


Now available! Patriotic quilted mug mats! Perfect for those hot summer days to rest your iced coffee and tea on while enjoying those summer breezes. Available for immediate shipping and in various colorways!
Newly listed and ready to ship just in time for your St. Patrick's Day celebration!
A new candle mat just for you! Simple and sweet, wonderful for fall; perfect for year round decorating.
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My Story

I started down the crafty road at the tender age of six -- both of my grandmother's tried to teach me a craft -- Grandma G tried crochet and Grams tried needlepoint. WELL needlepoint won out and I did needlepoint for several years. I learned to sew at 7 on my mom's Singer Athena -- made my Campfire Vest for my first bead in Adventure! I took semi private sewing lessons during the summers between 6th grade and 9th grade and of course, home ec in jr high and sewing in sr high. I was told at the midpoint of my sophomore year by my sewing teacher that I needed to pick another elective, because I was already doing what the seniors were doing for graduation projects, and she couldn't teach me anymore! So I switched over to AP art for the next 2 years and I ended up attending the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. Over the years, between 6/7 and now I learned how to various other crafts -- always keeping busy and always learning new techniques and crafts.

I sew, knit, crochet, embroider, weave (I have 5 looms!), tablet weave, make bobbin lace, counted cross stitch, rug hook, Swedish weave, punch needle, make dolls, quilt... my husband says that it is far easier to ask me what I don't do, than what I do! Making hand crafted items makes me happy and fulfills my need to create! It either keeps me IN or OUT of trouble -- depending on how you look at it!

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  • Karen Barbera

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I have been crafting and creating since I was 6 - 40+ years! I am always working on something, and can't seem to go anywhere without my crafting bag! I am a stay at home mom, creating wonderful, unique items, with dreams of a country life.

  • Dan Barbera

    Shipper, Chief Bottle Washer, Support System

    I've known Karen since our World History class in the fall of 1982, and though it took twenty-one years, married her. Over the past decade I've been taught to stitch, sew and quilt, make soap, paint and weave, even join our local Weavers Guild.

  • Avery-Bean

    Assistant, Shipper

    He is my #1 assistant! He helps with painting and he helps Papa run the packages to the Post Office. He personally must put each box in the drop off box! He hugs each item that I create before they are shipped -- so they truly are filled with love!

  • Rosie Rose

    Supervisor Pup

    Here is our supervisory pup Rosie Rose! She is a rescue pup -- not sure exactly what she is -- but she is a wonderful girl and a great crafting companion. She makes very sure the bed or couch stays put where they are! No floating furniture!

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