We interrupt this programming to let you know that "Charlie's Prim Tour" cannot be seen at its regular time due to magazine ripping circumstances. Again. Therefore, we are substituting "The Schoolmarm's Tidbits" in its place. We apologize for the inconvenience. We now join our show already in progress...
|I've been framed, I tell you! Framed!|
There is just something about baskets. I have some Longberger baskets (two very SMALL ones). But I love market style baskets, old picnic baskets, and egg gathering baskets. But I try not to pay much for them. My favorite basket, a picnic basket with a solid top, I got as a steal at $10. It is so sturdy, and it is perfect for hiding things in. It holds my crafting supplies! I do love berry baskets as well. They are great for displaying and making little prim vignettes. I have been making strawberries at night- quick and easy and relaxing. I think some prim dolls or "food" would look perfect in this prim carriers! What do you use your baskets for?
I love folk art! I got this little guy for $.25! It is on old barnwood. It looks to be a type of wormwood (no worms included)... The back side us beautiful too!
Wrapping up the school year has been quite stressful. I only have 4 days left plus 5 days of inservice (talking about the year, report cards, and cleaning classrooms). So, I have been coming home and crafting. I have made strawberries, grunged jars, made primitive stump dolls, anything. I don't know if I would sell any of it, but it sure is fun filling the home with crafts from you all and adding my own touch.
I remember one of my first conversations with my first and only follower at the time, Christine from Preferably Prim, about making prims- it may be lopsided or missing stitches, but that is okay! It's prim! So I can patch or sew over a seam I missed (a whole section, okay!). But the patches give it character and a hominess (or homeliness...). Kind of like people. You see these pictures of beautiful hands or faces that are timeworn with age and experience. What a thing of beauty! Doesn't the Bible talk about grey hairs being a good thing? Okay, I had a rabbit trail there... Also a sign of age but ANYWHOO!So, here are some $2 jars that I primified. You can use thinner paper bags or slightly thicker (disclaimer- I will not take blame for jammed printers!). I found some old free labels or free clipart to make my own labels. I cut them down to 8-1/2 x 11. Watch carefully as they print. I grab the front edge when it come out to keep tension on it so it doesn't jam (it kind of helps).Our Pioneer Homestead is just a wealth of labels and tutorials! I have learned a lot from Pamela! Check out her blog! I put m labels on with some modge podge and stained it with coffee! Wallah! The bag behind is just an old sugar bag that I stuffed with cotton. Sugar with your coffee?
|A thrift store find that says it all!|
|One stump doll (the one in the front. The other I purchased!).|
|I made a bitty strawberry and stitched it to the bird's beak. I think I could easy change out the dangling thing seasonally. I think it looks great with Granny Trace's pin tuck!|
|A ginormous strawberry I made using some wool that Steve's grandmom left me when she passed. Cherished scraps...|
|Had some brown homespun. Hubby wanted a darker curtain behind the light one. We are trying to keep the house darker to keep it cooler.|
|I made these a while ago. I ordered some springs from eBay. I tried two different looks. My mom liked the one with the quilt material, so she got that one for Mother's Day. I am 39, and I still make my mom stuff for Mother's Day. Ugh.|
|This is a cloth covered bottle. I saw one in a store for $8, so I though, "Hmmm, could I make that?" Mine is not nearly as nice. BUT, can you guess what kind of bottle I used for it? Gold Stars for correct answers!|
"She seeks wool and flax,
and works with willing hands."
Thank you for taking time out of your creating and enjoying your weekend to visit me! Please keep our Oklahoma friends in your prayers. My sister lives in Oklahoma, and though she may not have suffered home damage (Praise God), the emotional wear and tear from frayed nerves is taking a toll too.
Love and hugs!