Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Just wanted to share a springtime bouquet with you today. My favorite lilac bush is about to explode with blossoms. The magnolia has already lost its' petals from the winds. The Bradford pear tree and dafodils are at their best. Oh, how I wish they could stay like this a little while longer.
Posted by Thistle House Primitives at 2:23 PM
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
It's bunny time at my house.! Almost everyday, I spend either cutting bunnies, sewing bunnies or selling bunnies!! Unfortunately little time has been spent on DUST bunnies lately! Here's one penny rug that was listed on Ebay today.
It is larger than most of the little candle mats I've been selling, but people sometimes want a bigger piece. I like the variety of working on something different each day so I don't do many large projects any more.
Up next is this guy who will get some work done on him while watching tv tonight!
Posted by Thistle House Primitives at 2:38 PM
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I love Redware pottery! I have started a small collection of new pieces......mostly plates. I like to rotate out the plates on display to correspond with the holidays. My newest addition is a running rabbit plate received as a Christmas gift. It and the color of some Woolrich wool I had on hand inspired some "Redware" Penny Rugs. The ones in this post have been listed on Ebay
Posted by Thistle House Primitives at 10:21 AM
Friday, February 10, 2012
I usually work with wool fabric to make appliqué pieces, but I've been wanting to try this project for awhile. You use 100% wool sweaters that have been felted (ruined!) by putting them in the washer and dryer. You may have a shrunken sweater in your closet or one you'd like to repurpose. I found several that had been felted (unintentionally, I'm sure!) at my local thrift shop.
This 100% wool sweater from The Gap was just $3.00. I used a pattern and instructions from a post on Make&DoGirl.comThe pattern makes a large pair of mittens. I was able to get an adult size and a child size pair from one sweater. Another sweater yielded several adult pairs and enough left over for a turtle neck sweater for my little dog!
Posted by Thistle House Primitives at 1:09 PM