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Thursday, December 15, 2011

~~Primitive Gals, Are We~~

Oh Christmas Tree
Oh Christmas Tree
Much pleasure you do give me
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

Snowman Tree
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.

Vintage Tree
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

~~Hugs from me to thee~~   


  1. Such a Cute Post!

    Love all your trees and that they have themes.
    (LOL! I rhymed. Must be because of reading your post.)
    I also love the look of the b&w silhouettes over the sheet music.


  2. You have beautifully decorated trees! I like the idea to print out and make your own ornaments. :)

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Oh you are so very clever - and talented - my dear Connie! What a wonderfully delightful post! I love it!! And what beautiful, beautiful, trees you've put together....Each one I came upon was my "new favorite" - glorious....truly glorious. Thanks for the great tutorial on the paper ornaments. I AM going to do these one day....likely not before this Christmas...but some day, somehow!! Too sweet not too!! Wising you a blessing-filled day....Smiles & Holiday Hugs ~ Robin

  4. hi, Connie
    Beautiful trees~ love how you did them in differnt styles~
    Terrific paper ornaments~ thanks for sharing~
    Hugs to you my friend~

  5. Oh I love your prim decor..and love the ornaments on them..I am still getting ready and sewing to get done by tomorrow to mail off packages and hope they make it there on time.;) have a wonderful thursday,..I so love my visits here.;)so nice and cozy.;0)

  6. I love your trees and those ornies you made are just too cute! Thanks for sharing...

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  7. Connie your trees are fantastic.Such a fun post to read too.Will have to try the paper ornaments,thanks for the wonderful tutorial.Hugs,Jen

  8. Oh Connie I love all your trees especially the white one.. The Ornaments are adorable.. I want to make some of the mucisnote ornaments.. Thanks for sharing how to make them with us...
    Did you see the cool Vintage table I go..it made me think of the cool table you turned into a desk..
    Hope your not working to hard and getting to enjoy your lovely Trees!!

    Christmas hugs and Blessings

  9. Merry Christmas Connie!
    I love your trees, and the song to inspire the visit! The ornaments are just terrific, thanks so much for sharing. I wish I had a hand written letter from my Momma, it would look wonderful with her silhouette on it, and would have made a great gift for my Sissies! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Connie, I love your ornaments you made and the old Santa one...FAB-U-LOUS and PRIMTASTIC!

    I LOVE all your Snowmen I see.
    Both your Christmas tress are awesome...BRILLANT!
    Paper ornaments I would have never thought of that.
    Thank you for sharing girlie.

    Merry Christmas,
    Tricia XO