Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tablerunner WIP....

This is what I'm working on for a friend....goes with her kitchen colors...kinda of a late Christmas present...she's been sick and out of work for a few weeks. I had so much fun picking this coordinating fabric out...the chocolate brown binding will go all the way around and the ends will be pointed. It's about 32 inches long. What do you think so far? She has the most beautiful victorian home so I can't wait for her to see it (maybe she'll let me take some pics of her gorgeous house for you all to see)!! Everytime I go over I say I want to live there!! Were meeting next week and then will go antiquing.  Yippee!

Have a great night everyone.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Linky party: Terrific under Ten Tuesday....

Check out the linky party "Terrific Under Ten Tuesday" over At Home with K They have all kinds of crafting ideas for under $10.00. I added my iced snowflake bulb tutorial. You can also add your link if you like!!



Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Christmas and Merry Hannukkah ....

to all my friends near and far.....






Iced Snowflake Glass Bulb Ornament Tutorial:

Here's a last minute idea if you need to make teacher/friend/family gifts for Christmas.....



I had these bulbs laying around for literally...years...you know "I'll use them for something"....bought on sale for a few cents....blah, blah, blah....


This is the finished piece...so let's get started...



Supplies: Glass bulbs...(could use plastic but I don't think they will catch the lights and sparkle as nicely)-get them after Christmas if making them for next year (on SALE!!) , any type of punch (I used Martha Stewart snowflakes-on sale at Michael's) or cut outs from cardstock (I used brown kraft paper) or printed paper...Don't use the really heavy card stock as they won't form to the rounded bulb very easily. I had the disc shaped bulbs but you can use any shape. You'll need mod podge or plain glue which is watered down, a sponge brush and waxed paper (for the glitter). You can also dry them on the wax paper but I had the original bulb containers.


Choose which cut outs you want to use first...you can "audition" them on the bulb before applying the glue....I used 5 shapes on the front of my bulbs....Now coat your bulb (on the front) first...with quite a bit of glue. If you use too little it will dry quicker and you won't be able to reposition the cutouts- if you need to. I put a glob of glue on the waxed paper and bathed the cutout in it...flipped it over very carefully and loaded more glue on the other side.



Now position the first cutout in the center, pushing the cutout down with your brush so it sticks well. you can also use your nails to do this too. If they're not pushed down they will dry and lift off of the bulb a bit...you have some working time to get all of the cutouts on if you use enough glue on the base to start out with.
keep adding the cutouts until you like how they are positioned. Now with your brush...stipple the glue like I did in the pic below...it will dry nicer than if you use straight brush strokes...I also stippled the glue with my fingertip too....



Next you will see all the cutouts in place...Now let dry until clear. If you see white...its not dried completely.



Now before the glue starts drying, add some fine white sparkly glitter to the front...be sure to get all areas...I started by sprinkling each cutout first then sprinkled around the "white" glue areas....I used about 1/2 of this small container for 6 bulbs....when done sparkling it up, put the excess glitter back in the container for other uses :) (I am a prim girl who loves bling too )


Here they are in different stages of drying time....when they are all dry on the front...flip them over and do the same to the back...If you want to grungy up the top of the bulb...do it after the front and back are dried....Brush some glue on the top piece then sprinkle with a grubby mixture of ground cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin spice (or whatever you have on hand) and then gently shake off the excess and let dry.




You can add wired evergreen to the top (covering the silver part) and add red berries too. I also added an organza ribbon hanger on some.

Here are the finished bulbs...the brown kraft paper even looks kind of goldish/brown...with the sparkles.




All six bulbs were under $10-not too bad, huh? Hope you find some great after Christmas sales and have fun making these. Borrow a friends punch if you don't have one or I might be able to sell some for a small price...wink, wink...if you need snowflakes. Just let me know. If you'd like to post my tutorial on your blog...just email me for permission.
Merry Christmas & Happy crafting !!
Patti














Saturday, December 17, 2011

Primitive New England Tree Lights...

Hi All: Here are 3 of my newly made colonial tree lights made from a 'My Primitive Saltbox' pattern. I love how they turned out and they're so easy to make. They will be part of a silent auction for an anonymous fellow blogger who is experiencing financial difficulty. If interested visit Traci over at York Mountain Primitives blog to see all of the auction items. Hurray because the auction ends December 19th.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Giveaway Goodies...

Just wanted to pop in quickly and show you all my giveaway winnings from Dee over at Stonewall Craftique. She included a few things for a few holidays. Look how cute they all are. There's a cute chick, a couple of whimsical snowmen, a spring basket (sorry it's cut off), a cutie pie spooky ghost with a Halloween sign. Thank you Dee, I can't wait to put them all out in the spring, fall and winter.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ornie swap goodies....

Here are some sweet prim ornies that I received from Amy's (Bumble Bee Lane)
Ornie swap....

Here are three Santas from Tam of A Primitive Place. The first is made out of Salt dough and the others are paper~n~ink vintage Santas...Tammy has these as a free download on her blog.


Next are some adorable cross stitched ornies and a sweet prim prairie doll from Theresa. She has an etsy shop so visit her at Dulaney Woods Treasure



and finally this adorable prim Santa from Kerri of The Calico Cat...I love his prim tree and the blanket stitching. He smells great too!
Thank you to Amy for the wonderful ornie swap and to all the generous, talented ladies!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Help....

I'm helping a prim friend set up her blog~JoJo's Primitives and can't for the life of me figure out where the "minima" blog template is....Did they get rid of that with the updated features? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks prim friends!

Jolene eats, sleeps and breaths primitives...buying them that is....she goes to the auction every Wed...I'm going to teach her how to sew and made prims....she's my "new" old friend that I pal around with at the prim shows...we grew up in the same neighborhood....we've been having a blast......Stop by and become a follower. Now I just need her to put on some pics and posts ;)

Here we are at a prim show a few weeks ago....we were the last ones to leave....met a great prim friend too...who took our pic!!


Here are some prim Santas that I made out of wool...they are a free pattern from The Woolen Willow through Primitive Quilts and Projects....Click on the link for the freebie...I also added some evergreen~n~berries and a tag.... but forgot to take a pic...


Here are some mini sweet annie candy canes that I made recently...They smell great!!



Sunday, December 4, 2011

My New Snowgirl Dolly

I'm behind as usual but I must show off my new snowgirl doll made by Wanda of Olde Crow Mercantile. She is so beautiful. The detail on her is amazing! Stop by and visit Wanda's blog to see more of her work!
Wanda...I can't thank you enough for her. She will be treasured always!!