Christmas is a week from today.....I'm never gonna make it! Of course we have ice this morning and the girls are on a 2 hour delay. So no getting out the door early for me today!
Well, I have managed to make a few prim goodies and I wanted to share them with you today, since it is Whatcha Working On Wednesday. In case any of you are new to blog land and don't know what that is.....It is a day where we all show what we have been making or doing with our time in the past week. It is hosted by Leslie at My Country Home. So go on over and see what she and everyone else is up to!
All of the things I am going to show you are crafts I made for my niece Ellen. She and I decided to do a swap with each other and boy has it been fun!
This is the little Mason jar lamp I put together for her. It has a Santa that I handmade. He was a fun little guy to put together! He was inspired by a pattern I used from Threads That Bind. I don't know if it is still available or not, I have had mine for several years. If anyone knows feel free to leave info.
This is a close-up. See the little doggie? It is a doggie ornament I found in a local prim shop. Ellen was getting frustrated because all she could find was prim cats but no dogs. I was thrilled when I happened upon him! I just knew I could do something with him. So I put him in the jar with Santa like a helper! It looks just like her dog Stephanie who is a golden retriever. She cried when I gave it to her. I think it was her favorite.
Next I did this stitchery for Ellen.I got the pattern from the Holiday 2004 issue of Create and Decorate magazine. In the pattern it used little pieces of wool for all of the decorations but I just wanted to stitch them so I left that part out. It looks pretty either way. I had the frame from a yard sale, so I painted and stained it to go with the stitchery. I think it turned out quite well.
Here we have a little ginger that I sewed and grunged and sprayed with cinnamon oil to smell good and then I tied him on a bread board I got awhile back at Goodwill. The ginger pattern is in the December 2008 issue of Mercantile Gatherings.
I had ordered these little mittens for another craft project last year and when they came they were to small. So, I threw them in the craft box and said maybe I can do something with them later. Well, finally I figured it out! I have been seeing them made into snowmen, so I thought I could do it. It was so easy. I just painted on the face and added some candy canes I bent from chenille and stuck in some fake greenery. I think they are so sweet!
I just love how this little snowman turned out! He is also from the December 2008 issue of Mercantile Gatherings. Mine looks a little different because I used the spools and fabris that I had on hand. I have a whole box full of these little spools from an auction on Ebay. I did Ellen's snowman in red ticking, but I did mine in green check homespun. He turned out cute, too!
Last but not least, I have a Santa that I made. He is from a pattern I used that came out of the October 2005 issue of Country Marketplace magazine. This magazine is no longer published and I hate that! It was one of my favs! But sometimes you can find it on.....where else? Ebay! Of course. He was not near as hard as I thought he would be. He just took a little time and patience. But he was fun!
Well ladies, that's all I got for ya! I hope you enjoyed my crafts and I hope you will try some of these patterns. Hope everybody has a wonder Wednesday and take care! (Update: The school has closed....nothing will get done today.)