Sunday, January 29, 2012

A New look....

I'm going to be making some changes to my blog and my home. I'm getting more interested in the French Country Farmhouse look which also incorporates vintage, antiques and prims.....all of which I still love.

With that being said, I want to share a blog that is newish to me. Rosemary over at Villabarnes Blog transforms those gaudy gold frames and furniture into the most beautiful Parisan beauties....I love how she uses gesso to age her pieces. I have a few frames and bottles of gesso laying around and can't wait to try the technique. So go on over and see what it's all about. ps she has a second prize for the giveaway~a birdbox redo.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

DIY Swiffer pad

What a great way to save money and be GREEN !!
Check out this DIY by Sew Take A Hike
Love it!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hand dyed stitching floss...

Nancy from Victorian motto sampler shoppe is at it again...doing another hand dyed floss giveaway...don't these colors look great for spring? I just love them. Go sign up and let her know that I sent ya....wink, wink...;) Post on your blog and get another entry too. Click on the pic or the link above to head on over. Good luck!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Valentine Prims


Here are a few Valentine-y prims that I've been working on. I love pink and what a great time to use up my pink fabric than for Valentines day. I love grungy prim but not on my pinks...makes them look too dull and my pinks need to be pink. I'll use the coffee/vanilla mixture on the reds though...but not my pinks...hehehe.

We will celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary this year on.....Valentine's Day -February 14th....WooHoo! Where does the time go? I feel so fortunate to have a wonderful husband who is kind, caring, generous, loving, helpful and oh, who brings prims home for me!....can't find a pic of he and I right now :(

I primmed up some tags with the coffee/vanilla mixture; stamped sweet words on some tags and used my key stamp on others. (I looove my new key stamp)!! I also aged the tags with sepia ink. Added grungy muslin tie with sweet annie. They smell so great!! I have a few bunches of dried sweet annie for sale here on my blog sidebar if anyone is interested.

I love this pink rose fabric....have had it for years and never used it!! :)


Here's a whole bowl full of beautiful reds N pinks !! Added  vintage buttons to these!


Here's a crystallized heart that I made using borax soap.
Love the sparkle on this chenille heart! This heart is actually quite heavy from the crystals....I really need to make more but ran out of borax that my friend Jolene gave to me....time to make a borax run this week...hehe...

Here's the tutorial link from Martha Stewart. The video tutorial is for snowflakes and is on the left hand side of the link. There are written directions as well. (just shape your chenille pipe cleaners into hearts for Valentine's Day, dip overnight and wake up to crystally, sparkly goodness. This is a great project for kids too).

Here's a Vintage Valentine's graphic: 

if you'd like this one or more FREE Valentine's graphics to use-click on the link:



Sunday, January 1, 2012

Nancy over at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe has new stitchery designs...look at these spice bags...aren't they just great? I think so!! She says that they are the first of several designs and are very quick and easy to finish....BUT......if you want a chance to win one...(ps she's giving away 4 of these!!)...just go on over to her blog and sign up. Let her know that I sent you...wink, wink). Now go, go, go!!

I just love the vintage labels !!!