Sunday, September 25, 2016

FALL CRAFT SHOW


My first craft show in a few years! Had a wonderful time and met many nice vendors and customers.  I enjoyed making primitives from Chestnut Junction, My Primitive Saltbox and some of my own creations, and was so happy to see that others enjoyed them too.  

~*~Lisa

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Blog Under Construction - Stay Tuned!♥

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Bits 'n Pieces




Been having fun making some shabby chic flowers.
Trying to keep my hands busy while we wait for all this snow to melt.

~*~Lisa


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

FINISHED HEARTS


Finally finished the hearts I started with Valentines in mind.  
Yes.  It's mid April.  
hee-hee

~*~Lisa

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

TIP: DIY THREAD HOLDER

Been wanting a thread holder for a long time.  Haven't wanted to spend money on one. Because I am cheap frugal.  So I finally decided to make one for myself.  It was so easy!
Found a paddle-shaped piece of wood at Hobby Lobby - they have so many different shapes to choose from.  With my coupon I only paid $4 for it.


For the spool holders I used wooden chopsticks I had on hand for crafting.  You can get huge bag of them for next to nothing.  I measured the length and width of the board.  Measured how much space I would need for each spool of thread, and divided the length by that amount which happened to be 1 3/4 inches.  I then marked the board every 1 3/4 inches.  Then I sat a thread spool in each marked out space and made a center mark by sticking a dowel with a dab of paint on the end down through the spool.  My husband found a drill bit that matched the size of the chopsticks.  I figured I would need to drill halfway down the width of the board, which was a 1/4 inch, marked the drill bit 1/4 inch with a piece of masking tape and drilled 1/4 inch down on each mark.  


I measured each chopstick so that it was long enough to hold a spool of thread with a matching bobbin plus the 1/4 inch that would be inserted into the base.  The chopsticks are very easy to clip with a pair of snips or heavy duty scissors.  I didn't have to use glue to secure the chopsticks in the base as they fit so snug but normally I would suggest that.

I apologize for not having step by step pics but really this project was so simple, I just wanted to give you an idea of how easy it would be for you to make your own.  I do plan to paint the holder a shabby white and use the hole in the handle to hang it on the wall above my sewing desk.

I guess this would be my "make do" thread holder - a step up from the shoe box!  LOL
Thanks for stopping by!

~*~Lisa

Sunday, March 20, 2016

SPIDER BABIES


Hi Blog Buddies! Hope you are experiencing sunny weather where you are and the snow is melting or gone and you have not been affected by some of the terrible spring flooding.
Still cold here but most of the snow has melted.  Starting to think about gardening.  I wanted to share my spider baby plant with you.  I had been wanting one for some time and found some babies rooting in cups for $1 at a thrift store last April.  I brought a little one home.

Almost a year later, this is how much the spider plant has grown:


As you can see, my spider baby is having babies.  I plan to cut them off and start rooting them in cups of water when it gets warmer.  

Until the weather warms up, enjoy looking through your gardening catalogs - and there's always Pinterest for great garden & porch ideas!

Thanks for stopping by ~*~ Lisa

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

PATTERN TEMPLATE TIP


Hi blog buddies!
Wow, it was so nice to sign in and see responses to my last post about losing some followers and apparent changes that require you to have a Google account to use the friend connect follower widget/gadget/thingy which have caused many bloggers to loose followers.  I had no idea.   Thank you for sharing friends! ♥♥♥

The pattern template tip is something I have seen on facebook and pinterest, so I'm sure many of you who use patterns may already be aware of it.  I usually use plain copy paper for my pattern templates and trace with a pencil or pen, but recently I started using a water soluble marker to trace the template onto fabric, which works great, however the ink from the pen soon ruins the edges of the paper pattern.

I've been making hearts with flowers on them for a while and with Valentine's Day this weekend, started making some new flower hearts.  I decided to use my heart pattern to test out making a template out of plastic cutting mats from the Dollar Tree.


There are two mats in a pkg and each mat is 11" x 14".  I used a sharpie to trace the paper pattern onto the plastic mat and then cut it out on the inside of the line (so the pattern wasn't enlarged by cutting on the outside of the sharpie line) with a pair of sharp scissors but not my fabric scissors as the plastic is quite thick.  


I like how the template turned out and would recommend if you have some paper patterns that you would like to save, head to a Dollar General store and pick up some cutting mats to make templates.

Here are a few of the shabby flowers I made to sew on the hearts:


Thanks for stopping by blog buddies!

~*~ Lisa

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

POSTING THE PRIM


Oh Nooooo!
I've been out of touch for a few weeks.  See I've lost quite a few followers...I'm sorry!  Whether we have 10 or 200, each of our blog buddies are important.  Maybe it was those who joined during the December giveaway and just didn't want to stay...or maybe my new background was a little too non-prim...I've been sewing some non-prim dolls lately and love the whimsical style too...either way...I am sorry prim pals!  I love you - BE MINE!  Do you like the "Be Mine" art pic above?  Just a little somethin-somethin I threw together.

Thought I better check in and say hi to my old buddies and some long-lost buddies who have returned to blogging recently - oh how I love to hear from them♥  There are some out there who I can't track down and I wonder what happended to them.  I learned a while back one passed away - I was heartbroken, she was such a kind person and so very talented.  I sure hope that's not the case with the others who are missed♥


(Random Prim-ness for your viewing pleasure c2012)

Time to hit the hay - it's late, the moon is hiding in the winter sky somewhere, I am freezing and need to hibernate.  Stay W♥RM my friends!

~*~Lisa