Thursday, 30 September 2010

A couple of sale items

Hello one and all!


Thanks so much for visiting!

A quick post to let you know that I have these 2 items for sale at reduced prices on my selling blog
The Primitive Shelf.

Hurry on over for a fall bargain!

I include postage in the price you pay and for small items like these it is very reasonable.
So hurry on over - I appreciate your interest! Click here to go to my selling blog.
Thanks so much

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Falling for Fall!

Autumn greetings, prim friends!

The weather here has been very autumnal with a big drop in the evenings and that unmistakable nip in the air. During the day though, it has been mild and quite pleasant, always good for the kids to make it outside for more playtime after school.

I've been noticing the change in the leaves and among the hedges along the wee country roads around these parts and since taking up prim crafting I now really enjoy the hues of autumn.
Over here we celebrate the harvest but folks don't decorate their homes for the season. So I think it must be the prim influence that has won me over to enjoying more about this beautiful time of the year.

One drawback is that nowhere can I find bittersweet garlands or vines so I just make do with what I have closer to home - suppose that's in true primitive spirit as I must use whatever is available and improvise! There is an abundance of rosehips and they are lovely shades of orange and red so I went on a ramble and clipped off some today.
I finished up this sign and think the hips look well around it.

I also found some acorns and put them in this pitcher on my kitchen shelf~

It's always fun making up new prims and I got busy and made this hanging for the door~

I got this little x stitch done up - it's a freebie from The Stitcherhood.Here's a pumpkin doll I made from my own pattern and I'm loving how she turned out with her crow!

That just about wraps up things in this post as my kids are asking for help with homeworks!

Have a great week,
Best wishes

Friday, 17 September 2010

Free Scarecrow Makedo For you - So simple!

Hello friends!

I thought I share with you a really simple fall scarecrow makedo I've put together and you're more than welcome to make something similar yourself - a nice easy little crafting project for the weekend!

What you'll need~

*some pieces of tea stained muslin/cotton.

*scraps of fall colored fabric

*burlap or woolfelt for his hat


*old cotton reel/spool

*glue gun

Here's what to:

Cut a double layer of your muslin/cotton material measuring about 8" by 3".
Sew around the two longer sides and one shorter side leaving what will be the base open.
Turn right side out and, using double thread, sew a running stitch around the base at about an inch above the edge of the fabric ~ make sure to leave a length of thread to tighten it later.Now you can firmly stuff the scarecrow's head.Now you're ready to give him a face. I simply sewed on a long piece of homespun for his nose and used 2 small circles of woolfelt for his eyes.
At this point you will need your glue gun. Push the cotton reel half an inch into the open base of the head. Pull the thread that you left out earlier in order to tighten the base to the spool and tuck in the fabric and finally fix with glue gun.

Use a length of homespun to tie a scarf around his neck.

Last make a hat for him from the burlap. You can decorate the hat with pip berry or little seasonal items and he's done!

Hope you give it a go and have fun!

I have to give Midge of Soggibottom a big thanks for so generously giving me the spools for my makedo's! Thanks!!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Best wishes

Thursday, 9 September 2010

More Fall/Pumpkin goodies!

Hello prim friends and visitors! It's fun to be able to post again and share more Fall goodies with you.

I am truly blessed to be the recipient of surprise gifts from my sweetest of prim friends, Shazy of Country Prims blog. Shazy is blessed with the knack of turning her hand to any craft and doing a first class job! All those little details make a difference, and with Shazy work that is so true!

This wool pillow is just gorgeous with the colours of the leaves and pumpkin so lovely!This is what I mean about the little details - isn't this little rusty acorn on the pin just so sweet?
But what about this for a prize-winning pumpkin? It is quite a size and perfectly formed~ sorry the pic doesn't do the real colour of the flannel justice- it's a deeper orange.
I now have better motivation for getting some more fall decorating done around here.
I have been busy with various things so as far as crafting this is the sum total of it thus far~
Before I go, I wanted to update you on a prayer request I wrote about back in June.
New mother Karen had just been diagnosed with malignant melanoma and faced surgery and severe chemo but I truly believe God heard and answered prayer for her. After surgery to remove the tumor, she was given a complete body scan and praise the Lord the cancer had not spread to her lymph glands meaning she does not have to undergo the chemo though her situation is constantly under review. She is doing well as is her little boy. Thank you so much for praying.

Hope you all have a great weekend!
So glad to have you visit,

Friday, 3 September 2010

My First Swap Goodies arrived today!!

Hello and happy September, friends!
Change is in the air again as the season of summer slips away and ever so gradually autumn steals in. this week all of the children returned to school and so far so good... they seem to be settling in well. We had a mixed summer weather wise, but of course now the schools are back the weather this week has been the nicest since June, just before school was out!! Typical!

At the start of August, Angi from Drakestone Primitives Country Cabin and I decided to get in the mood for fall by having a swap. I was really excited as I've never taken part in a swap before and even rather scared because if you've seen Angi's primitive creations you'll know how talented she is!
We gave ourselves the month to create some goodies and it was as well we did with the kids off school and then Angi's surgery 2 wks ago. But it takes more than a shoulder op to stop Angi!
True to her word my swap goodies arrived today and I couldn't wait to open that box!I knew before I opened the box that the contents would be fantastic and I was not disappointed!
Look at this gorgeous pumpkin that I lifted out first~
Now I've been trying to make a few pumpkins for fall decorating and somehow just can't get them to look prim enough so this is a wonderful gift as was this cute oneAnd how cute is this - a pumpkin headed oh-so-prim hanging doll holding a FALL sign~Here's a closer pic of the Fall banner she's holding~Angi, you are so talented and I can't thank you enough for wanting to do a swap. I love these amazing prims and I'm so pleased with them!

With the children (hopefully) in to more of a routine again, I am trying to make some more fall prims myself and after I literally force myself to sort out my prim room, I'm hoping to decorate for fall then.

Thanks for your visit and I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Best wishes