Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
A couple views of my new candle loaf
omgosh omgosh another FABULOUS candle from Valerie I LOVE it Woot WOOT smells SOO good and looks good enough to eat too lol.. Ill try to keep my teeth out of it though hehheee.. You MUST visit her site and see her awesome goods, She even has LAYAWAY ... Im thinkin CHRISTMAS hehe.. Thank you Val I love it and also the free little extra tarts too hubby LOVES the woodburning stove scent, says it smells like the tobacco shop at the mall :D
Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
My gal pal Tammy who is a fabulous prim artist challenged me to make some pumpkins , I LOVE fall, well I DID it, I actually DID it hehe, I didnt cuss or kill anyone lmbo my family hides when I get out the sewing machine lol, they think I am SO mean when I sew lmbo, I dont like to sew much but I am usually happy when I am done :D here are my punkins, I drew them out on paper then sewed them up. I may sew some faces on a couple not sure, they arent all the way dry in the pic
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
I WISH this was my home, I love that it has so many prims but isnt cluttered looking , everything is so well organized and put together, hope she doesnt mind if I post her link to her pics, Thanks so much Craftytealady for the fabulous tour thru your gorgeous home
my prim home
my prim home
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I posted this pic of a lifesaver doll last Christmas and had several people ask for instructions SO I did a tutorial, yes months later but hey Christmas In July right hehe.. What you will need
Styrofoam balls 2" is best but I used 1 1/2 all I had
I think thats all so lets get started:
First cut out your cardboard, you will need one that is 5 inches long for the legs and one that is 6 inches long for the head/arms
Lets do the legs first
Take your yarn and start wrapping it around the cardboard, not too tight but not too loose either, you dont want the yarn to be hard to get back off the cardboard. Wrap it 36 times around depending on the thickness of your yarn
Next you want to get it off the cardboard, take a piece of string and tie it around the middle like shown in pic. Tie it in a tight knot.
Now to pull it off the cardboard, carefully slide it off, hold it by the knot on top and with your scissors cut down through the center of the bottom like in pic, you have a little tassle at this point :D
Find the middle and divide it back in half, pull each side out nice and straight you will now tie off the legs like shown in pic. Tie in a nice tight knot and clip the little feet so they are nice and even
Your legs are DONE you can set them aside for now
Now for the Head/Arms
You now take your 6 inch piece of cardboard and start wrapping your yarn just like for the legs. 36 times or more/less depending on the fatness of your yarn
now move on to the tying off the middle and sliding off the card part like you did for the legs
Now to cut the bottom middle to form you tassle just like for the legs
Now time to make the head, take your styrofoam ball and place under the middle of your tassle. start spreading the yarn neatly around your ball so none of it shows, you dont want a lumpy head so make sure your yarn is nice and even then you need to grab a piece of yarn and tie a knot around the neck, you now have the head.
Now divide your yarn in half again to form the arms under the head. Pull them out to the sides nice and neat and tie off the ends just like the legs, make sure your ends are clipped nice and even..
Your yarn body parts are done now to add the lifesavers
I hot glue my body to my lifesavers, my mom used to used a nut pick to poke holes in both ends of the lifesavers, making a hole through the head and passing a string down then attaching the legs, I personally dont want stale lifesavers lol so hot glue works for me
grab the head and spread out the arms.. put some hot glue right in the center and glue on to the top of the lifesavers, make sure the head and arms are even and centered before it dries
Do the same with the legs
Your Doll is all done :D you can leave as is or decorate it,
I added felt to mine
I could add buttons, eyes even a skirt if I wanted. How about a white one thats a snowman or a brown one thats a gingerbread man? You could go crazy.
You can also vary the size of the cardboard for shorter or longer legs.
If you make one Id love to see.. PLEASE!!! Hope you liked my tutorial for these. You can email me any questions
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Ohhhh Sandra your SO sweet, thank you SO much!!! Yayyy
Check out my award from Sandra at Babycakes Designs
The rules for receiving this award are
1) Put the logo on your blog.2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.4) Add links to those blogs on yours.5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
off to nominate some gals hehe
Diane from A Primitive Journey
Leslie from My Country Home
Kim From Simple Needs
Bernice from Beas Buzz
Robin from Bird in the Hand Primitives
Cedara from Thru The Attic Door
Monday, July 7, 2008
omgosh I am totally spoiled again, I got another bday pressie today thank you so much Tammy, 2 of my online gal pals sent me pressies :D I must be special hehe. LOVE you guys.. here is the one from Tammy, I got the most fabulous americana pin cushion WOW its so big and soft and I LOVE it. Ohhh and the coolest card that actually had a recipe card built in Awesome, Ive never seen that before and now I have a new recipe to try too , THANKS Tammy SOO much!!
Isnt he AWESOME my friend Tammy made him for me YAYYYy ..check him out and also check out her website, she makes fabulous prims, OHhh and she makes DELICIOUS candy too, Yummers, Ill attach a pic, its not the greatest pic but boy are they tasty, half were coconut and half were peanut butter Ohhhh and she is also the gal that got me hooked on friendship bread and starter, she sent me my very first friendship bread and it was so good I learned to do a starter for myself