Good morning friends,
a balmy day in Southwest Missouri
rain, mid 60's, makes me smile this December.
10 days until Christmas ~wow~
Are we ready... yes, no, almost!
Primitive Gals, Are We
Run here and there, oh dear, I fear
one more gift or maybe two,
finish that scarf for Auntie Sue.
I am finding the pattern is the same,
there is never enough time for creative minds. We primitive gals are an ambitious lot
you will not find us lying on a sofa much.
Cutting and stuffing, painting and rusting;
sanding all thru the night
that wooden shelf has to be just right.
Simply prim is what we do,
crafting lovely gifts for you.
We primitive gals...
Brenda and Cathy, Gina and Tammy
Teresa and Robin, Pam and Annie
Tricia and Tonya, Connie and Connie
If we seem a little frazzled
bare with us, we love the hassle.
Seasons come and seasons go
but that will never change our soul, our passion is a Simpler Thyme my Primitive world, just mine.
Simple Christmas trees at the Cabin
Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree Your branches are so lovely
Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree Much pleasure you do give me
This year I brought back my white flocked tree,
these sweet paper silhouette's are lovely.
The dove was a gift from talented
Brenda ~~The Rusty Thimble
Kris Kringle Tree
Santa - sometimes called Kris Kringle His merry eyes - oh how they twinkle
My simple Santa tree quite primitive, oh how I love thee
One day I built a snowman I built him out of snow, You should have seen how fine he was all white from top to toe.
Oh Snowman tree you make me smile think I'll just sit and gaze for awhile.
Outside there's a pine tree standing straight and tall It needs no decorations nature's done it all
Pine cone's on it's branches Icicles glistening bright
Snow upon it's needles where birds take rest at night
I see it from my window and take the time to say
Thank you for your beauty on this Christmas Day
Paper Ornament Tutorial
These were so simple and fun to make.
The silhouette's are printed on top of a music sheet.
I first printed the music sheet, put back into printer
then selected 9 wallets (per program)
printed on top of the music.
I used another music sheet for backing
These were printed on top of black script, I did not like it
as well as I liked the sheet music. Next step: along the edge
tape front and back sheets together,
just need a little to hold in place while you sew.
Using my sewing machine I sewed around the sides
and bottoms of each wallet picture, do not sew the top.
Next step: cut each picture out, there will be a small
margin between each pic, be careful not to snip the stitches. Next: I then stuffed each picture with a small amount
of fiberfill to give it dimension.
Next: Cut a 4 inch piece of lace or jute for hanger
insert into picture and then sew across the top.
I liked to set the ornaments into the branches but
with the hanger attached you can use these for tags.
Also can embellish as you wish,
add glitter around the edges, attach a rusty bell
I added silver snowflake brads to a few.
These ornaments would be perfect
done up with a burlap backing,
I will have to try this....
Note: Santa and colored images are not printed
on top of a music sheet, use plain paper!!
Stitch length was a 3 just slightly longer than normal,
and remember paper will dull your needle so change it out for fabric.
You can obtain the sheet music and lovely images from The Graphics Fairy Graphics are free
she has thousands, just search her site