Sunday, November 20, 2011

Motivated to the Max...

I don't know whether this mega dose of Vitamin D I'm on or what happened but I was totally motivated this weekend. I stayed home and worked in my dining room. My table was even clear for a few short minutes until I dragged new projects out to work on. lol. I brought the CD player and all my Christmas CD's in with me and I worked. I found quite a few UFOs (unfinished objects) that I swore I was going to do this year as a New Year's resolution. Oh well, guess some of them may wait til next year because they've waited this long. LOL. I put away my fabric and everything. I am so proud of myself. So... wanna see what I was doing????

First, I decided I liked the look of the rolled up Christmas fabric, so I pulled out my basket (thrift store find of course) and rolled up the other Christmas fabric I already had and threw them in the basket.

While I was at it I rolled up my plain fabric and threw them in another basket. Truth is I don't have room on my shelves for it so I had to find another way to store it. I know what you are going to say... and I don't want to hear it ;-) lol

I also found these squares I bought a few years back at the thrift store. I believe they are a wool blend. I got them because I thought for sure I could make something out of them. I think I know what I'm going to with them finally. I'd like to incorporate them in a quilt. It'll be a very prim, early style, with mismatched fabrics and hand stitching. This for sure is a New Year's resolution for next year.

Before.... 8X8 inches

After... 7X7 inches... whoever cut them initially left the selvage edge on the sides of some of the squares so I had to cut them down. There is brown, black, cream, gray, and tan in the blocks.

Then while I was at JoAnn's last week I saw these really cute kids' gloves... I coffee stained them, added hangers, and rusty bells. Now the most adorable ornies :) Then I hung a few little candy cane ornies I made on there too. Don't worry this tree is not done yet...

So then I got the wax pouring bug... This candle, which was a Pottery Barn candle, of course found at the Goodwill was my next project. It's shaped like a house and was unscented. So I threw it in my crock pot to melt...

And got all of this from it... hint hint you may see some of this for sale on Friday!!! mini pineapples, toy soldiers, and the 12 days of Christmas. These obviously aren't done yet. They need more cinnamon rubbed on them and a few will get hangers...

Didn't these turn out gorgeous ?!?!? I LOVE them. Steve even commented on how cool they came out. They will make great peg rack hangers!!!

While I was waiting for my wax to melt I finished up this pillow sham. Another UFO I have had. I bought the dresden plate middle part a few years back at a prim store thinking I could make something from them. I say them because I have quite a few more left to use and I already have many of them pinned and ready to stitch on another new project. Anyway, it is made from old fleece that was hand stitched together by someone. None of them are identically stitched of course. I already had made the black wool sham last year, but couldn't decide what I wanted to put on it. So, I put them together and hand stitched the middle with a feather stitch and the outside with a blanket stitch. I tell you that fleece is not easy to work with since it sort of stretches when you stitch. grrrr.... oh well prim doesn't have to be perfect :)

Last, but not least, these are the newest pewter and non-pewter items I've added to my collection. I finally got them all together and displayed until next week when I move them to their new home in my living room. For those of you who are friends with me on Facebook know which ones are fake, but if you aren't bet you can't tell the difference... like I say decorate on the cheap with repros when you can.

Well, my friends I need to get moving since I have a few more hours til bedtime. I need to see what I can get into while I still have the energy. Talk to you soon :)
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Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Wow, great that you have all that energy! love all the wool that you acquired....the tarts are great too. how hot do you let your wax get before pouring it?
patti ;)

Raymond Homestead said...

Wow! You have been on a very productive roll! Love everything you did!

Shirlee said...

What wonderful energy! Congrats on producing so many great things! Blessings, Shirlee

oldecrow said...

I think I need some of your Vitamin D!I need to catch up on some unfinished projects too. Love your wax creations! Just so you know that after your wax tutorial, I have been buying molds like a mad woman! I have made quite a few and I'm very proud of myself because they turned out great! Thanks for all the insiration,
Olde Crow Mercantile

TheCrankyCrow said...

Hmmmm...if that's the result of Vitamin D, I think I need to get me some....You go Girl! Wow! Love your wax creations - I'm just amazed you got all that out of that one candle...Really??? You make it look so easy - but I'm still too chicken to try. Probably a good thing - I don't really need any more projects right about now. Have a great week...Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Sonia said...

Awesome post!

Have a great week and happy Thanksgiving!

God bless and keep you,

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Hey Mary... how are you getting the cinnamon to stick to the ornies. I tried it last night and they came out good but the cinnamon doesn't want to stick. Grrrr.

I made those same pineapple and acorn molds! Yours are better! So cute!

Carmen and the Primcats

lilraggedyangie said...

O Im so calling the Dr...sign me up for a shot ...shoot make it two! :0) Wow you busy lil thing you , love it all ! and yep im gonna say it FABRIC HOARDER!!!! maybe in the next couple of weeks I can share my hoarde on my blog so you wont feel so alone lol Wishing you my friend a very Happy Thanksgiving ! hugs lilraggedyangie

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

I want some Vitamin D! :)

I love the Christmas fabric rolled up in the basket! Can I borrow that idea? :)

Love all your work!

Happy Thanksgiving, Mary!


A Primitive Homestead said...

So glad to hear the vit D is making you feel much better. The pewter collection is beautiful. Blessings!