You have to try check out my friend Denise's website: http://sawdustys-cabin.com/index2.html She makes some of the most awesome prim wood items that I have ever seen. I just want one of everything she makes. Well Denise asked me to make her a curtain for her kitchen, here is a picture of the curtains that I made for her hanging in her kitchen, I feel privledged to have made her some curtains. And keep watching my posts to see what she is making for me. Pssssssssssss Can't tell!!!
Alright due to much encouragement from others I am leaving my comfort zone and branching out. I have 2 pair of curtains for sale. $20.00 each set plus shipping. And two bonnets $15.99 each plus shipping. The curtains are approx. 39" wide x 40" long. You can use one panel per window. Or you can use a set for a window. They look awsome tied back with jute, which will be included. You could also hang the curtain on jute instead of a curtain rod for that really prim look. The bonnets are approx. 19" long and have been coffee stained for that old timey look. I ship to the US only and accept Paypal only. (note the fabric the curtains are made of, the first curtain, is the cinnamon brown with the blue flowers, the second curtain fabric is beige with tiny blue print throughout) If you need to contact me you can scroll to the bottom of this blog and there is an envelope that says email on it, hit that link).P.S. Oh the most important part, these are brand new and I made them!!!!!!!!!!!
I feel like I haven't given enough time for people to sign up for my giveaway. I am extending another week, which I meant to anyway, got my days mixed up. The drawing will be Friday Sept. 3rd. You can sign up on this post or the prior post which gives all the rules for the giveaway. Thanks!!!
Well today marks my 100th blog follower. To celebrate this I am going to give away a "Gooseberry Patch" fall cook book, It is called "Autumn with Family & Friends". The cookbook has 222 pages. It is full of mouth watering recipes and tips, and hints listed on almost every page. The rules: you must be a follower of my blog, new followers welcome. You must leave a comment on this post. You must be a United States citizen and I would like for the winner to notify me upon receiving the cookbook and let me know that the cookbook has arrived safely and if you like it. You do not have to post it to your sidebar, only if you would like.The winner will be picked friday August 27th. You will receive your cookbook just in time for fall baking. Thanks to all my followers, I have made some wonderful friends!!!
I am getting so many inquiries about my curtains. I guess I could make them and sell them , but I will share my pattern with everyone. Anyway, I like helping others. I bought some off ebay, I think for $25 a curtain, well it is nothing to them. This curtain, I made for probably $4.00 I think it took me 2 1/2 yds of material.I will try to explain, cut each panel approx. 28" x40" (I have large windows). When cutting out the panels be careful how you cut them, if you have the material on top of each other place both printed sides facing each other, because they meet in the middle from opposite directions. You don't want both panels to be cut the same way.
Then approx. 22" from the inside start cutting almost like you are taking out a triangle piece to meet the bottom outside corner. Hem all away around the curtain. On the top make approx. 2 1/2" open for a curtain rod to go through.
I actually bought this material to match some curtains that I have in my dining room, I think the match is perfect.
The girl on ebay hangs hers with jute on a nail and I tie them back with jute, The tying back is what gives the scalloped look. I hope this helps, If I can make them anyone can. Let me know how you get along or if I can help. Believe me I am no professional, just out to save money whereever I can. To be on the safe side you may want to try 3 yds. of material. And you can change the size depending on your window measurements.I love the primitive look of these curtains. I would love to see pictures if anyone else decides to make them.
Here are two pictures of my curtains from ebay laying flat that may help understand my instructions.
Today I made me a new kitchen curtain, my first curtain. Then it hit me today, hey I won a scarecrow shelf setter off ebay a while back and forgot that I had it, so I decided to put the shelf sitter in my enamel pan with my other fall goodies. And last is a picture of the new candle mat that I finished.My second candle mat.
This is a new pattern that I am trying, it is a little different than the other bonnets that I have made. This pattern was a little simplier for me. I like both styles of bonnets really. But I enjoyed making this one, the pattern wasn't quite as frustrating. I still need to coffee stain it.
Martha does beautiful work. I was going to display it on my door, but decided to hang it on the wall so I could see it better!!! Don't you just love it!!! Check out Martha's blog and etsy shop!! Thank-you Martha!!!
Today I received my first prize from the http://crowscreekprimitivesgatheringforum.blogspot.com/ giveaway. It is a pin keep made by Trish http://downgrannyscountryroad.blogspot.com/ ( the blog is her siister's Connie Joy), Isn't it the cutest pin keep!!! Check out her blog, she did an awesome job. I love it Trish. Thanks-You!!!!I should have taken a picture of how Trish had it packaged, she had such a cute cheesecloth tag aroung the package it is pictured beside the pinkeep.
My friend Gina, "Cat Nap Inn Primitives", bought a wonderful dustpan hanger from Appletreecottage on etsy. I loved it so much that I contacted Appletreecottage about making me a sign for my shop door. This is the picture she sent me of the finished product. I love it, what awesome talent.
I have been painting like crazy, I love the new colors. All finished with the LR except my son still needs to put chair rail up on one side, to hide my poor painting lines. He He And yes I have a hoosier in my LR. My husband doesn't share my love for prims, he says I have the house looking like a museum. I still have the kitchen yet to paint. Here is some before and after pictures.P.S. Nothin fancy, but I like my museum!!!
Look at thel bonnet I received from Tammy Wellman http://ncprimitivesfromthepast.blogspot.com/ I love it Tammy, it is beautiful!!!!! This has been the second swap Tammy and I have done. Tammy is an awesome crafter and friend!!
I am quite proud of my very first candle mat. And this is only my second stitchery. I coffee stained it and am quite proud of how it has turned out. As much as I love it, I will probably give it away. He He
I have been married to my sweetheart Ronnie for 30 years.We live in the beautiful shenandoah valley of Va. We have 2 beautiful children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. I am a christian, and am blessed with two wonderful jobs. I am a hairdresser and also a nurse, I am proud of my nursing degree which I got at age 47. I give the Lord much praise for this. I also enjoy primitive crafts, antiquing, cooking, reading and gardening. My husband and I bought an old farmhouse in WV five years ago and it was ancient, floor rotted out in the kitchen, no bathroom, bats flying around, mice. Scary, well now five years later we have most of it completed, working now on a roof for the wrap around porch.We sand blasted some of the walls so they would be original, we also took all the old weatherboarding off of the outside of the house, planed it and put it back on some of the inside walls. We also have added a wrap around porch. Since we have remodled the old farmhouse, that is how I came up with my blog name.