Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Endless Esscents N Flames



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

More new Goodies



And some Gingers


A cute fall collection includes a raggedy scarecrow, a little annie in overalls,pumpkins and a crow. I also included a plaid background

New At my Site





Yum Yum Logo


I have named her Mandy :D I think it fits dont you?

New Today




Wee American what is it with the tilted heads today hehe


I whipped this webset up this morn, what ya think??

Saturday, July 26, 2008

More Tammy Goodies YAYYY



I ordered these fabulous Gingies From my pal Tammy, I LOVE THEM, she even sent me a couple little chubby ones that are SOOO adorable, they are going in my kitchen..peek peek

Fall Freebie for you


Hope you like him :D click on him a new window should pop up, then you can right click and save him

Fat Gingers Webset


Drew this up today :D What ya think??

Friday, July 25, 2008

Check out my Punkins :D



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

Meet Alyvia Rae




My sister Rachel had her baby

omgosh just LOOK at that precious little one hehe SO cute!! Rachel and her new baby girl



And a pic of all my sisters together :D

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Susan new at my site


Aint she cute :D Ilove the colors, hope you all like her, I am hoping to be drawing up a storm tomorrow :D

Friday, July 18, 2008

A Beautiful Prim Home

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

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lifesaver Doll Tutorial



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

Yarn
Lifesavers
Styrofoam balls 2" is best but I used 1 1/2 all I had
Scissors
Cardboard (thick)
Pencil
Glue Gun
Ruler

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
shweetpotato@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New Webset at my site


Cute little raggedy angel in pink, finally finished it up today

Friday, July 11, 2008

When Im Bored





When Im bored I like to play with felt :D what d ya think? Cute eh??? I have NO clue what I will do with it though lmao

I got an Award


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

More Tammy Goodies






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!!

Check out Mr.Snowman









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

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Lisa My buddy My Pal



Lisa Lisa Lisa ..Love ya, thank you SOOO much, you make the most awesome prims :D lookie what she sent me for my birthday Yayyy