Saturday, August 28, 2010

A few things that I put in my booth today....

Here's one section of my booth.....



A Close-up of my Olde Annie:



Mr Punkin Doll all finished:
I ended up putting this big candy corn ornie in his hand, outlined the candy corn buttons with a micron pen, put reindeer moss around the stem with fall colored leaves and dusted him with cinnamon


These candy corn bats are my own design and are so much cuter in person...too many shadows here but you get the idea...I machine stitched a zigzag around the felt wings, painted with coffee/vanilla mixture and sprinkled with cinnamon....Can you see a pattern here with candy corn?? next I will make them as bowl fillers.

I just cut these guys out last night, stuffed and finished them up today...I just love how they came out. It's a  Blue Moon Beginings design. I needle sculpted his nose and did not attach the two pieces together like she did. I also did not add arms to the cat..The cat eyes are muslin with buttons and stitched with green floss .He's so prim this way, don't ya think? I also love the lil' felt hat too.Then they had a coffee/vanilla bath and were dusted with cinnamon.


Friday, August 27, 2010

A Prim Pumpkin Light Centerpiece......


This is a weighted Extreme Pumpkin Tealight Centerpiece with a lightly cinnamon scented handstamped crow tag, pip berries, reindeer moss and fall leaves surrounding the tealight in the center. It's 21 inches long by about 7 inches high (at the center)...This fall harvest piece would look great in any prim home....

Check out Kim's Wreath Tutorial.....

It's in the newest edition of Down the Primitive Path ezine.......I just love Autumn wreaths and will definitely make this one!!

Kim also has a great pattern sale going on right now on her website Old Road Primitives....6 epatterns for $30....sweet deal...I just bought six autumn/halloween/mouse patts....Check out her tutorial on how she prim dips silk flowers as well in the same August edition of Down the Primitive Path

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Prim Punkin light.....

Here's a grungy coffee/colorwashed pumpkin with a painted tealight in the center surrounded by rusty star n pip berries with green moss. Autumn is near!!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Look what came in the mail from Char......

I won Char's giveaway over @ The Pickled Pepper Patch .....
I just love her handmade prim shelf...just love how rustic and extreme it is...
I found a spot for it in my kitchen so I can see it every day....
love the pantry cake wrapped in cheesecloth with the sweet annie tucked in also.
The tapers hang from the lower shelf...I love it so much and can't thank you enough Char but....
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
Don't know how you do all that you do with how busy you are!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

gEt yOuR GrApEvInE oN.....

Well...It's that time of year to harvest the grapevines.....
  • Where do I find grapevines?.....anywhere...they wrap around just about any tree, bush or pole...check along roadsides, in the woods, on trails....you'll be amazed!
  • Why should I look for grapevines?....saves money... you can make your own instead of buying them in the store! You can be creative and make any shape that you like...circles, swags, stars....you can even use them as "arms" for your prims....
  • How do I make a grapevine wreath?....easy...just look for the green vines....they're easier to wrap than the darker hard ones....now get going and wrap away....if they harden (ie you have a giant pile in your backyard), you can put them in water to soften them up again.....Don't pass by the dark bark ones as they make awesome accents for all your prim crafts!! You could use long thicker ones as banner or flag holders....
  • Go on now and get your gRaPeViNe oN !! (I just looove pulling them from the tall trees...its a great workout too!)
I made about 20 of these the other day....leave them in the sun to dry for a day or two...


Try to pull them off in long strands of at least 2-3 feet....but I like when they come off in 6 feet or more!!


Wrap them like this....make sure to take most of the leaves off of the vines before starting....

sCaReCrOw mAn....

Here's a sweet Fall guy that I finished recently...He is made from a Sweetpea Primitives pattern. Her site is on my sidebar favorite links below.. I lightly stuffed his chest, arms and legs to make him more chubby...He looked too skinny before that....I made him a bit bigger to fit nicely on a door for the fall season....He's 24 inches tall by 20 inches wide (from arm to arm).....He is coffee~n~kitchen spice stained and scented with cinnamon oil....


A closer look:



Saturday, August 14, 2010

Another Punkin man......

Here's a punkin guy I've been working on for awhile....he was clothesless and faceless for WEEKS......but now is almost complete....I decided to make candycorn buttons (I have to paint the button holes). He also needs a stem and leaves on top!....The body is from a crows roost snowman pattern and the face is from a Moons Child's Primitives pattern.....He can lean or hang...


A Closeup:



Saturday, August 7, 2010

Giveaway Winner.....................

Good morning everyone....Thank you all for visiting my blog, becoming followers and signing up for my first giveaway.....I have used Random Number Generator to pick a winner.........

There were 28 entries and #7 was......................................................




Country Wings in Phoenix
Congratulations Sherry!!!!
I will send you an email for your addy......

(You're all winners in my book)....I'll have another giveaway down the road!



Monday, August 2, 2010

My Swap Goodies From Ann.....

Look at what I found in the mail the other day....This was a swap that I did with Ann from A Hole in the Basket Primitives, which Char hosted from The Pickled Pepper Patch......I love all the prim goodies.....First is a hand stitched muslin bag with a star on the front...has a nubbie blackened candle inside of it....I've been wanting to make one of these bags! Just look at this prim, sweet prairie doll...Ann hand stitched "Be Thankful for Thy Simple Bounty" on the bottom....I just loooove her! Next is my very first prairie bonnet...Its a very prim, yellow fabric that smells sooooo great! My husband says it even smells a bit like a mixture of coffee and maple syrup! I also received my very first vintage feed sack! Love it! The last item is a hand cross stitched pillow tuck that says: Hallow Eve, which I will put out at Halloween time! It's very prim and wonderful......The "o" in Hallow is a stitched pumpkin!! Thank You Ann for all these Prim Goodies!!!



Fall Giveaway.....

Hey guys...we gotta help Rene get to 100 followers so she can have her fall giveaway and I ....AHEM...SOMEONE can win her cute fall prim doll with that adorable punkin!!.....
She's at 80 something right now so let's all help her along!!