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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

hi everyone

A few weeks ago my buddy Char came over and we made these little stump prairie dolls. Aren't they too cute. Very easy to make too.

This is a better look at the adorable sheep that she gave to me also. Isn't it great? She knows how much I love sheep.

I also got this penny rug from ebay. I love the colors and feel it will be appropriate all year round. It is felt not wool, but very nice to look at anyway.

Have a great one, Kim

Monday, October 19, 2009

My little snowpeople

Hi there,
Well, I finally got a Saturday without a soccer game. With all of the rain we have gotten here in PA, the field was extremely too muddy for the little ones to play. So, I decided to get out the old sewing machine and give these little snowman, stump dolls a try. I just took some muslin and drew a "made-up" pattern on the front. I sewed them and turned them right sides out. I stitched the nose, eyes and others on them. I filled them with polyfil and some rice. I think they turned out pretty cute for my first try. I will certainly make more for gifts and fillers. Give them a try- what do ya have to lose?
Have a great day, Kim

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I love crows

Hi there,
Don't you just love crows? I do. I love them as much as I love sheep. :)
I finished this free stitchery pattern that was posted on someone's blog and please forgive me because I can't find where or who I got it from. If it was you, please let me know. I love the pattern. I think it turned out great! I have it framed and sitting on my stovetop cover. I also made the little crow block to go with it. I got the homespun balls 3 for $1 at a Fall Festival. The black plate was a redo from a yard sale. I also got it for $1. I love thrifts and sales.

If anyone has a nice free pattern for a wooden crow and wouldn't mind sharing it, I would love to have it. I won't mass produce it or anything, I just would like to make a few for fillers in my home. I am not in this for a profit, but for enjoyment. Thanks a lot. God bless your day, Kim

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

fall decorating

I got some paper mache boxes and wooden bowls from goodwill painted this weekend. Last weekend we went to the Apple Cider Festival in Altoona, PA. There were so many beautiful craft items. I bought the prim pumpkin that has a tin star and a cute crow on it. It was only $7.00. I thought that was a good price. I also bought 6 homespun wrapped balls. They were selling 3 for $1.00. I couldn't pass that deal up. I know I could make them myself, but to sit there and cut all those strips of homespun. No thanks. I would rather someone else do it for 33 cents each- ha ha. Well, gotta go. Very busy week with teaching and soccer every night (3 more weeks of soccer and then finally a break)!! Enjoy your day, Kim

Also, I tried that Applesauce Pork Chop recipe that Kris from the Simply Prim blog posted. They were AWESOME!! They melted in my mouth. They had a great taste. I made them with some butternut squash and peas. Very good dinner. Thanks Kris.

Monday, October 12, 2009

a Home Interior makeover

Hi guys,
How many of you have that wooden ladder from Home Interiors from back in the mid 90s? I do. I love it, but it needed changed. I forgot to take a before pic, but picture it in your head. It was brown and was filled with those Willowtree Angels from Hallmark and specialty stores. Well, first I painted the entire ladder black. After it dried, I painted it a nice, country green. When that dried, I took my sander and sanded all of the edges, corners and in between spots. When done sanding, I took my Minwax Dark Walnut stain and painted the entire ladder with it. I then wiped it off and let it dry. I love how it turned out. Do you see the adorable sheep? My best bud Char from the Pickled Pepper Patch came over a few weeks ago to craft and she gave him to me. She knows how much I absolutely love sheep. Don't get rid of those old Home Interior things and look for them at g-sales and goodwill. They can be primmed up very easily. Make your sanded and dark walnut stain your 2 new best friends- hee hee. Have a great one, Kim

Sunday, October 11, 2009

new prim curtains in my dining room :)

Hello all,
I have really been wanting a change in my dining room. The old curtains that came with the house were more country than prim. I kept looking at your blogs, Country Sampler and of course hitting the Primitive Place forum for ideas. I finally decided to buy 8 yards of osnaburg fabric from JoAnn Fabrics with my 50% off coupon and a gift card I had gotten for my bday. So, for $16.00 I got new curtains. All I did was cut the 8 yards in the middle to make 2 very long pieces. I flipped the material up over the curtain rod and pulled them to the side with homespun. I then stapled the homespun to the window trim and then finished it off with a rusty star. I really love them. They look great during the day with the sunshine coming through. I love no-sew projects.
Have a great day, Kim