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Until next time...God Bless,
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thought I'd tell you about a great crafters online magazine Creative Times Magazine. Check it out. Lots of great ideas of all kinds. Until Next Time...God Bless,
Thursday, February 19, 2009
To make this prim stick horse, download the pattern below by clicking on the link. This size stick horse is for using with dolls or can be used as large ornies. click here to save Pattern
2 rusty bells
black embroidery floss
thin tree branch - approx. 8" long ( can substitute dowel rod )
*Coffee Stain Mixture
1 cup hot water
4 T. instant coffee
2 T. vanilla
1/4 cup ground cinnamon
Stir well and let this set while you cut and sew your pattern. You want the cinnamon to settle at the bottom of your bowl.
Trace pattern onto muslin. The outline is the sewing line so be sure to leave at least an inch around the horse when cutting out to sew. Sew only to the small x's on the bottom of the pattern, leaving the bottom open for stuffing. You will not be sewing this closed. Trim to within a 1/4 inch of the seam and clip where needed.
Stuff horse with polyester fiberfill til firm. Stuff only to broken line indicated on pattern.
Stitch the eye with 6 strands of black floss.
Wrap jute string around muzzle and neck several times to thickness desired for the harness.
Attach two rusty bells as shown in pattern.
Place horse head over your stick/branch and with the jute string, wrap firmly beginning at the dotted line. Wrap about 10 times and tie off.
With your paint brush, brush the coffee mixture over the horses head and jute strings.
Place in warm oven ( not higher than 200) until the head is dry. Turn over every few minutes.
Thread your needle with 6 strands of black floss. Beginning in front of horse's ear, attach the 'hair' for the mane. Clip to desired length. Continue down the back of the horse's neck to the wound jute.
With your paint brush, again paint the horse with the coffee mixture, this time wiping the bottom of the bowl with the brush to pick up some cinnamon. This will give you the 'dirty' or grungy look to your horse, brush over the mane too. When completely dried, the mane will be stiff.
Place horse stick back in oven and dry. Turn over every few minutes.
You may not offer this pattern for download, instead, you may link to it. Do not sell this pattern. The copyright belongs to me and I'm offering it for free, it should stay that way.
You may sell your completed project in craft shows only. If you sell, please give credit to me as the designer. (©KKL Primitives) Thank you.
Until next time...God Bless!
Monday, February 2, 2009
Hey y'all! Have you all recovered from Bloggy Giveaways Carnival week? I don't know about you, but there were so many great giveaways that I spent countless hours and hours in from of the computer last week. I entered hundreds of giveaways. Hope I won something fabulous! I'll get back to you on that and let you know.
I usually don't do reviews in my blogs, but I am excited about something and I want to tell you all about it! It's called Pillows of Lavender. Robin at Pillows of Lavender sent me (just because she's a sweetie) a lavender comfort pillow and I just love, love, love it! When I picked it up at the post office, Jerri, our Post Mistress handed me my package and said, "I don't know what's in there, but it smells heavenly." As I tore the Priority Mail box from her death grip (she wasn't done sniffing it and didn't want to let go) I could smell the soothing aroma of flax seed, lavender buds and peppermint leaves wafting from the box. I couldn't wait to get home and open it. It's really lovely. And it smells wonderful. It arrived rolled up in a shimmery organza gift bag. The pillow is a multipurpose scentsation. It can be chilled in the freezer to use as a soothing cool pack or heated to relax aches and pains away. It's great for soothing eyes, earaches, sore muscles and headaches. The attatched card read " use for relaxation, rejuvenation, headaches, muscle aches, neck and back pain, sports injuries, arthritis, insomnia, depression, stress, cramps and much more!" Robin also makes neck wraps, kid size lavender comfort pillows, eye and sinus pillows and listen to this, Lavender embroidered sachet dryer bags!! Go on over and take a look at Pillows of Lavender and give yourself a decadent treat, after all you deserve it.
The winner of the bloggy giveaway Here at Wood n' Whimsy is Ginny from Mom of 2 Dancers Reviews. Congratulations Ginny! She chose the vintage beaded hoop earrings from Unique Boutique Jewelry. Thank you all for participating in my giveaways. Make sure you follow my blogs for more giveaways in the weeks and months to come. God Bless!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Hi all. I'm so excited that it's Bloggy Giveaway Carnival time again! My giveaway this time is a gift from Unique Boutique Jewelry. I am giving away the piece of jewelry of your choice, (1 pc. up to $15.00 value) so be sure to really look around so you get the piece that you love! Yep, that's right you get to choose your own prize! Yippee, fun huh? All you have to do to enter is go to Unique Boutique Jewelry and choose what you would like to win and come back here and leave it in the comments. I will give 4 extra entries to anyone who blogs about it! Just tell me in the comments that you talked about it and linked to us in your blog and you have 5 chances to win! It's that easy. The contest will go from Mon, Jan 26th through Sat, Jan 31st. The winner will be announced here on Sunday, Feb 1st. Shipping to the USA only. You don't have to have a blog to enter. Make sure you leave a way to get in touch with you. Good luck and tell all your friends.
I'm having giveaways on all my blogs this week, so be sure click on the links below to enter for all of them!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I will be giving away something on all my blogs so be sure to add them to your follow list and send the blog links to your friends!
My blogs participating in the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival:
Celene's Treasure Chest Blog
Wood n' Whimsy
Shops Galore! Shopping Blog
and my daughter Sara's eco-friendly blog:
Live Healthy Wealthy and Wise