Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Whatcha Working On Wednesday

Hey Ladies! I'm back and I would like to say I'm sorry I haven't been posting! I am just so tired of winter and being stuck inside! Too much snow and ice....I hate it! The economy slow down means no extra money to spend. It just all becomes so overwhelming sometimes. Is this happening with any of you?

Well, on to better things. I did get a few things done for WWW. So here they are.

I used this box at Christmas time to hold gingerbread men. It has a ginger label on the other side. But I wanted to keep using it so I found another label for the other side. I love sheep so I thought this would be cute. I really like it!

I finally got my bread box painted, that matches my canisters. I just love how it looks and it is huge! It holds a lot of goodies!

I found this rocking chair at the local Salvation Army store on an outing with Ellen and it was just the funniest thing trying to get it to fit in my Honda! One lady walked by laughing and said "Been there done that!" We could not stop laughing! But, I got it in and I just love it! It was only 15.00.....for oak? Yes! A great buy! I really like it painted black.

Those are my projects for now. If you want to see more go on over and see Leslie at My Country Home.

On a personal note, I want to thank Donna for stopping by my blog! Mom really misses having you and Harold for neighbors! I'm glad to hear things are good and look forward to hearing more from you! You never know who your gonna run into on Blogger! I love it!

Well, that's all I got for you today! I am working on some stitcheries and hope to be able to finish them soon. Thanks for sticking with me and I will try to get on here more often! You girls are the best and I love each and everyone of you! Big Hugs! ~Beth~

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My Heart

Good Sunday morning everyone! I just wanted to stop by and make a quick post this morning. I have been doing some crafting and working on home projects. I had my DH cut out another piggie, so I could do a swap with Ellen at It's A Golden's Life ~ This Time For Me. Her piggie looks just like the ones I made for my self, except larger. Sorry, no pic. Check my back posts. And here is what I traded for. She makes the cutest little cinnamon ornies and her angels are new so I had to have some! She made me alot of them. She sells them on her Etsy. You can find a link to that on her blog.

This is the free pattern from Char at the The Pickled Pepper Patch. I just love her ideas. She is such a generous person to share all of her things with us. Thanks Char!

I also wanted to share this pretty pinkeep that I bought from Tammy at The Olde Hollow Crow. She does wonderful work.

Well that's all I've got for now. I hope to be getting some stitcheries done and maybe a little more sewing, but I find that I am spending too much time on the computer doing other things! I just need to find a way to fit it all in. I hope everyone has a nice Sunday! Big Hugs! ~Beth~

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Great Giveaway!

Hey girls! Good Monday morning to you! I hope everyone had a great weekend!
I need to let you all know about a giveaway. My niece, Ellen over at It's A Goldens Life~This Time Just For Me is having a great giveaway! In honor of the opening of her Etsy Little Golden Prims she is giving away this wonderful gathering of goodies!

I have some of her things and they are really nice. If you mention the giveaway on your blog, just let her know and she will enter your name twice!

Come on ladies let's show Ellen some love and check her out! Thanks!

Aren't these nice!

Have a great day ladies! Big Hugs! ~Beth~

Friday, January 16, 2009

My Canisters Done! And a New Friend!

Good morning everybody! I just want to do a quick post to show you my canisters......finally done....yes! Also I want to tell you about a new friend.

Well, here they are! I really like how they turned out. They are so cute! I do love them in black. These labels are just so fun and easy to use. If you're looking for a quick and easy way to prim something up these are definately the way to go! After I painted and sanded, I just brushed on a little ModPodge with a cheap little sponge brush and smoothed it out with a slightly damp cloth. I did something a little different this time, I used a satin varnish type finish on them. It seems a little shiny to me, but I had to do something knowing that I will be actually using them. Just incase something gets on them I want to be able to wipe them down. If anybody has a fav brand of finish for their projects ,please let me know what you use. I would really appreciate it! Thanks!

I want to tell you about my new friend. Her name is Nana and I found her through a forum that I belong to. She is very interested in our "prim style" and she shows her prim crafts and projects on her blog. It is so exciting to me to see the variations of prim style between our two countries. I have added her to my blog list and she joined my followers today. Please pay her blog a visit. I added a russian translator to my Google page so that I could read it, as it is all in Russian. But, it is alot of fun!

Okay, that's all I got for today. Not as short a blog as I wanted. I guess I get carried away! LOL! It's -13 outside.....yeah....this is Ohio people, not the North Pole! I just have one question.....where's your Global Warming at today? Really!

Have a great day girls! ~Beth~

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Vintage Label Sources

Good morning everyone! I just wanted to make a quick post about the vintage labels I used in yesterdays post.

I got mine on Ebay. Just search sellers and put in blue*cupboard*primitives. She has alot of different ones. The one that Rondell and I both used was yankeelaneprimitives. Search them just like I typed them and they will come up easily. Rondell told us on one of her posts that yankee lane primitives also sells on Lemon Poppy Seeds.

Now, I have been getting questions about how to get the candles out of the jars I used in my bathroom. Okay I have heard that putting them in the freezer makes them pop out. I have not tried that. The candles I had were the large Keeper of The Light jars and this is what I did. I put hot water in the candle, as hot as it comes from the tap, and let them sit for about 30 minutes. Then when I went back to check, they are usually soft. Then I score them with a butter knife and they pop right out into pieces. I finish cleaning them up in the hot soapy dish water with my little scrubbie that I use on my dishes.

One thing though, when you are scoring the candle with the knife....DON'T HOLD THE CANDLE IN YOUR HAND!! That is what I did and the knife broke right through the glass and well, I think you can visualize the rest. Set it on a non-slip type of surface while you are scoring.

One more thing. I know that not all of you that read my blog are "prim"....I know shocking to you other gals, but alas, it is true there are other types of decorating styles out there! Anyway, the point being, I also did a search on Ebay using vintage labels and it also came up with retro styles and victorian or cottagey styles.

So, there you have it. I think I covered everything. Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my post yesterday, I really do appreciate them! I have noticed that there are some people I can't reply to your comments. If you have any question please leave your email when you have a question or you can email me at No, I'm not 54 (yet) that is the addy they gave me..LOL!

Big Hugs! ~Beth~

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Whatcha Working On Wednesday

Good Wednesday morning everyone! Well, it's Wednesday so it must be time to let you know what I have been doing. Last week I posted pics of 2 piggies that the hubby made and a set of canisters that I had purchased from Ebay. Got the piggies done but the canisters still need to be coated with a bit of wax.

My first picture is of my sink area. You might see that it looks a little bit different. I found these tile looking thingys at Lowes and while they were a bit pricey, about 13 or 14 dollars a piece, I just loved them! It gives a totally new look to this area and I think it is very prim looking! I know the electrical covers definately do not look prim, but I have to find those tin looking ones. If anybody has a source, let me know, please.

Here is my big piggie all painted and primmed up! I love him! (Thanks hubby!)

I also found the vintage labels on Ebay that Rondell over at Tomatoe Creek Prims has been using and posting about. Check her out, she always has some wonderful ideas! So, these are the jars I decided to keep and see what I could come up with. The big one is a saurkraut jar, left over from New Years Day dinner. And the other one is a sliced mushroom jar.

Here is the mushroom jar. I decided to use one of the nutmeg labels on it, because it just seemed to be the perfect size!

If you look on top of the toaster cover, which Len also made me for Christmas, you can see the larger jar. I found a coffee label in the collection so I put it on there and it holds the coffee that I use for crafting. (grunging) Sitting to the left is a cutting board I got at Goodwill for .49 and the smaller piggie that Len made. I painted the cutting board a barn red and distressed it and then I stained it. I put another one of the labels on the pig.

These are the jars we keep our Q-tips, razors and cotton pads in. They had Keepers of the Light candles, which you can find here in them. I always buy mine from my local prim shops, but at least you can look at them on their website. When the candle is all gone I clean them out and re-use them because they are the nicest jars.

And here they are after......yep, more labels! They are my new addiction! LOL! They are just so easy to work with. I just use ModPodge to apply them and they just look really prim.

Well girls that's all I've got for now! I may be able to post a pic of my canisters and the bread box Thursday or Friday. I'll try.

I just want to take a moment to say how proud I am of all you girls that are taking on your weight issues and working so hard! Janene, whom I have become especially close with, I just want you to know that you are doing really well! Keep it up girl! And Ellen, my niece and best prim shopping friend, you have done it before and I know you will get back on that path and be successful again!

To all of you that are struggling with this monster, and I am one of you, I am so proud of the way you are just trying so hard and giving it your best! I am behind each and every one of you 100%! You go girls!

Go on over to Leslie's blog My Country Home and check out what everyone has been doing and have a great day! Big Hugs! ~Beth~

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Whatcha Working On Wednesday

Good morning everyone! Well, it's Wednesday again, so this is what I'm going to be working on.
I got these canisters months ago from Ebay and I started to paint them green and never got back to them. So I put them out in the sunroom and boy are they dusty! Now I'm gonna get back to painting them, but I'm thinking about black instead. It's my favorite. I think it's every prim girls favorite!Lol! It works, what can I say? I have some of those vintage looking labels that I found on Ebay, too. So I want to put those on the front. Even though the canisters have flour, sugar, coffee and tea printed on them, I like the look of the labels.

These are my piggies! Len(DH) made these for me for Christmas! I always loved the new Martha Stewart piggie cutting board at Macys, so he got a pic of it and drew his own pattern. I think he did a great job! I think I am going to stain them, but I'm not sure.

Well, this is a short post, I know but I have to run. Lauren's class is having their Christmas party/gift exchange today. They missed out because of ice. So go on over to Leslie's blog at My Country Home and see what everbody else is working on! Take care everybody! ~Beth~