Sunday, May 22, 2011

Americana Penny Rug

'Just finished up this wool penny rug and listed it on Ebay this weekend. It seems like Americana colors always look great with primitives. Instead of the traditional red, white and blues like those found in the American flag, I tweaked the colors a bit. I hand dyed some of the wools to get just the right shade of dark red. I didn't make note of the dye recipe so not sure I could repeat it, but that is what makes each piece unique!

I hope you, your family and friends enjoy a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Red, White and Blues!

I am listing some red, white and blue items on Ebay between now and 4th of July. I finished a primitive rug hooking of Uncle Sam. It's a great folk design by Maria Barton of Star Rug Company. I also have a little blue primitive style table bench listed. Some wool creations will be listed this upcoming week and I'll be giving away some red, white or blue soon, too! Keep watching!
Hope you all have a great weekend!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Herb Pots

I have been wanting to make these herb pots and finally got around to it!
The top of the clay pot is spray painted with chalkboard paint so you can write the name of the plant on the pot!
I bought my 6" pots and saucers at Walmart. They come in a pretty beige color....a nice change from the terra cotta. And they go well with my primitive style!

Just tape off the rim and cover the areas where you don't want the paint. I used spray on chalkboard paint. It dries quickly. These would make great gifts and you could write your message or greeting on the rim.

Now, if I can just remember to water them!!