Handmade Primitives, Shabby Cottage Chic & Vintage

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · 225 Sales


Handmade Primitives, Shabby Cottage Chic & Vintage

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 225 Sales On Etsy since 2007

4.5 out of 5 stars

kklprimitives is taking a short break


Note from shop owner KKL Primitives is on vacation. Will reopen March 28th

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 21, 2018

KKL Primitives is on vacation. Will reopen March 28th

Denise Bailey

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Denise Bailey


Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars

Jaida on Mar 14, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome! Easy to follow directions, can't wait to give these a whirl. Beautiful, thanks for sharing :)

Kathleeen Siefken

Kathleeen Siefken on Sep 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The detail work put into this piece is amazing. So many positive comments made from visitors. Great job!.


winnierutledge on Sep 12, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

Beautiful pumpkin! It arrived in perfect condition. Thanks a lot for your work and for getting it to me safely.

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How KKL Primitives Began

I taught myself to sew on my mother's old Morse sewing machine 41 years ago when I was 21 years old.
My first craft project was a ' puff ' quilt. At the time I worked at Kmart in the domestics dept. and would purchase remnants in dark colors/patterns for my quilt. All the squares were sewn on the machine but after they were stuffed I sewed them by hand. It was a very long project, took me nearly a year and a half to make it a twin size and I really needed a queen size. My fingers were so sore from getting jabbed with pins and needles I set the project aside to work on later and never did finish it. We did use it on our bed though as a top 'comforter' in the winter months for a little more than 30 years. It was the warmest and coziest comforter we've ever had. In all that time I never washed it as I was afraid it would fall apart. It was huge and heavy and wouldn't fit in a commercial washer. I sure do miss that quilt.
I did sew up some cute little rompers and sundresses for my baby girls but the Morse died on me and by that time my girls didn't want home made clothes so I hung up my scissors and tape measure. I lost interest in sewing for many years.
In 2005 I discovered primitive style crafts and fell in love. I dropped a few hints and my daughters chipped in and bought me a sewing machine for Christmas that year. That's when KKL Primitives was born.
What does the KKL stand for? My youngest daughter started calling me a crazy craft lady.
I changed the C's to K's and became known as The Krazy Kraft Lady in primitive forums and started my blog The Krazy Kraft Lady in 2005. I opened my Etsy shop in 2007.

I've been happily married for 43 years and my husband and I have 3 lovely daughters and 5 bright and beautiful grandchildren ranging from ages 3 years to 16 years.

Welcome to my Etsy and thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me.

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  • Denise Bailey


    Hi~ I'm from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am the owner of KKL Primitives and I make all items from start to finish in my smoke free and pet free home.

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