Thursday, February 19, 2009

Flea Market Friday

Don't forget Flea Market Friday over at Celene's Treasure Chest for handmade primitive crafts!

Free Primitive Stick Horse Pattern

Hi everyone! I have another free pattern for you. This one is so cute and easy! It's a grungy prim stick horse. A special thanks to NeeNee at KKL Primitives. NeeNee is a sweetheart and a great prim crafter! Make sure you visit her website to see all kinds of great prims. Please make sure you follow the terms of use at the bottom of the post. So without further adieu, here it is!

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

Materials needed:
muslin fabric
*Coffee Stain
jute string
2 rusty bells
black embroidery floss
thin tree branch - approx. 8" long ( can substitute dowel rod )
paint brush
sewing needle
*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.

Terms Of Use
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

Pillows of Lavender

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.

Until next time.....God Bless,

Giveaway Winner

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!