Monday, September 29, 2008
I hope you will stop by THIS Wensday October 1st.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day,drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter
I found this tutorial on LittleRuffledFeathers how to turn fall leaves into roses. I just love them and they are just gorgeous!!. You that have beautiful Fall leaves ,Give this tutorial a try.. We will be leaving for North Carolina and Tennessee on October 25th..You better believe I will be gathering oodles of fall leaves!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.
It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears .
From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I did NOT come up with this gold nugget . I have saved nuggets for years ...I do try to always get the author of them to give proper credit ...on this gold nugget I did not get the author. So sorry . If some one knows who the artists is please let me know so I can give proper credit.
Technique of burnt brown paper bag
1. glue 2 pieces of brown bag (grocery bag is fine) together with Aleenes glue in the gold bottle. let dry for 1/2 hour or so..
3. when finished with the burning, lightly rub off the soot with paper towel. I then usually take gold paint on my finger tip and lightly dab it to achieve a burnished look. I have seen them use different colors of paint to get different looks such as a patina finish, etc.
That's it !!! It really is foolproof - if you miss a spot in burning, you can go over it with more glue and re-burn. It might take some practice getting used to the burning of the glue but so far I haven't had any disasters. I like the look for stars or small wings, looks like tarnished gold or brass. Can look like rusted metal depending on the colors of paint you use.
These will make beautiful leaves, butterflies, suns, moons, flowers too, because it can be gently shaped to give it dimension. All you need is a grocery bag!
Friday, September 19, 2008
#6: Run water in sink HOT and rinse fabric LIGHTLY
#8: This is what it will look like.. See the Cinnamon that has dried on to the fabric.
#9: Now take a terry cloth towel and wrap it around your finger rubbing the Cinnamon into the fabric and also off the fabric as you go. #10: Now steam iron fabric dry #11: Here is the end results, Perfectly vintage aged fabric..
See the regular muslin..this is what it looked like before aging and the darker is after aging..This is the SAME cloth..This is what I use for my doll body's..
Perfectly vintage aged fabric..That smells fresh and clean too. #12: This picture shows you both sides of the printed fabric
This fabric is what I will use to dress my dolls...
*NOTE*: you will be saving your aging liquid after your finished with it in a container in the refrigerator ...Be sure to remove the tea bags first. Just bring to boil again when needed. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, If you have any question just email me or leave a comment...Hugs to all Sherrie
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
called " XREMEprims" So I ran over to check it out and GUESS WHAT!!!!!!!
I , ME , Little Ole me, Sherrie !!!!was chosen as one of their ""extremely talented artists"" TALK ABOUT FALLING OFF MY CHAIR wow, I'M SO HONORED! I'm in tears absoulet tears! I copied and pasted all their info below. Truly from my heart when I joined Lemon Poppy Seeds I felt such a peace and trulyfelt like I was part of their family,TO BE HONEST:Even though I don't talk and post I still have those feelings of peace and being part of their family..Being part of all with my art., I figured who am I, these people don't know me.I thought I'd just create and enjoy my little shop,There is never any pressure,Just doing what I love to do and thats create. Yes I even have sold several of my creations and thats a extra blessing to me. If your looking for a *New Home* You really should check out Lemon Poppy Seeds ,I do not say this because I'm honored as one of their artists,I'm saying it straight from heart, Lemon Poppy Seeds has MANY totally AWESOME artists and a
real family that gathers and supports each other 100% of the time..Hugs to All Sherrie
Welcome to LemonPoppySeeds.com, an exclusive gathering of Artisans and Crafters who create simple or early Primitives, Extreme Primitives, Primitive Folk Art Collectibles and Antique Primitives!
We just opened a PUBLIC blog which will be open to our shoppers as well as our crafters. Check it out here
Welcome to XREMEprims. This is a place where you can come and visit and meet lots of Extreme Primitive artists and collectors. We have our own Marketplace you can visit http://www.lemonpoppyseeds.com/
While you are there make sure to sign up for our mailing list and you might be the winner of this month’s giveaway.Here are two of our extremely talented artists you will find at
Lemon Poppy Seeds http://www.lemonpoppyseeds.com/shoppes/pssympletymes/
There are so many talented artists at Lemon Poppy Seeds and we also have a presence on eBay …Just type in LPSX in the search box to find us there.Come by here to EXTREMEprims and visit with us and lets all get to know each other.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I also added my Primitive Topsy Turvy doll
I hope you will stop by see more detail about them and enjoy all the new offerings every one has for you!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Crafters and Artists from every media are are graciously donating time and treasured handmade goods in memory of Mallory for a silent auction. Running from September 7th through September 14th,
There is a website available where you can come in and be involved by showing your support as a bidder or as seller http://www.miraclesformallory.com
Come see the many pieces and bid on wonderful handmade items.
The silent auction is to raise awareness for Trisomy 18, a genetic chromosome disorder afflicting newborns. Please check out their blog http://miraclesformallory.blogspot.com/ to learn more.
Don't for get:
If you are a crafter and interested in advertising in Creative Times, They now offer subscription ads. These ads are geared towards advertisers that want to promote their business on an ongoing basis with ads in each new issue of Creative Times. As a bonus ad subscribers receive a discount on their ad costs. You can read more about their subscription program here: http://www.creativetimesmagazine.com/advertising.php
If you haven't visited the Creative Times Magazine archives http://www.creativetimesmagazine.com/archive.php
it's a must..I visit all the time and Love it. Each archived issue is full of crafting articles, tips, trends, featured pattern designers and free patterns. So go take advantage of the many resources available in the archived issues
Hope you enjoy Hugs to all Sherrie
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Lauren at Pimp Stitch shows you how you can add pops of color to your stitches with her
This is a wonderful tutorial I wanted to share with you all, This is great when you also draw your design for aprons , aprons for your dolls, pillows and so on,..it works i have done this technique for years...Sherrie
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Hi every One
I just thought I'd let you all know I have listed on eBay two of my vintage EFA dolls from my own personal collection..
you can see them here
EFA Vintage Cloth Doll Very Detailed http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=270271823575
EFA Vintage Antique Collectible Primitive Doll
It's been a couple years since I have done a ebay auction, I'm in shock with the prices of ebay is charging..I made a mistake and listed my one EFA auction twice and deleted it, And they are still charging me ..!!! I don't know if I did the auction part correctly..I wanted just the basics. but it is still costing me for 3 auctions which there are only two $32.50
I guess from now on I will stick with my etsy!!
Thank You all for looking
Starting with a
beautiful Primitive Tuck Away doll. Tuck Away Prim doll is truly created like the Mothers of yesteryear would have created their little girls dolls,
Wonderful 28 inch Primitive Victorian Style Doll,She is gorgeous!SOLD!!!!
Morning Green Eyes Primitive Folk Art Fairy ...Morning Green Eyes home is deep inside the dew covered morning flowers. She looks up to see the birds that travel across the morning sky ,Oh what a lovely time to play !!!, Morning Green Eyes spreads her wings created from cloth , her wings are 12 inches from tip to tip.She loves playing with the traveling birds of the morning sky.. They play hide and seek among the clouds and the dew on the flowers..IF only you believe you to can come out and play with Morning Green Eyes
My my Lemon Poppy Seeds Shoppe offerings on usally done on the 15th of each month,But I only had one item and wanted to add a couple more , To see all my new offerings please visit .. Look again Spetember 15th for a new update on my Lemon Poppy Seeds Shoppe, Thank You so much for looking!! God Bless you with many Blessings , Sherrie http://www.lemonpoppyseeds.com/shoppes/pssympletymes/index.html
traditionalfolkart.com (TFA) is a showcase for a new definition of American folk art, furniture and fine crafts, offering classics from redware and grain painted furniture to miniatures, fraktur and gameboards. Inspired by antique folk art and furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries, the artists' work featured here is all newly made with the attention to detail no factory can match
~YOU'RE INVITED~ It's POPPY time again LOL! Time for another EXTREME EXHIBIT at LemonPoppySeeds.com, where you'll find an exclusive gathering of Extreme Prim and Folk Art Crafters and Artisans! Our September 1st Exhibit is ready for viewing and you know how quickly those OOAK items go, so hurry and visit TODAY!!! CLICK BELOW TO VISIT US! http://www.lemonpoppyseeds.com/
It's another new month on A Time for Primitives. We are getting ready for the fall with brand new items, freebies, a tutorial on how to make an atc card and articles your sure to enjoy!
Be sure to check to see who won The Red Witch by Howling Moon Designs!
Stop by and check us out! http://www.atimeforprimitives.com/