Sunday, July 26, 2009

Busy Busy Busy Last Couple of Weeks!!



Hi Ladies!!
I am so sorry I haven't been around much in the last few weeks.
But I have been a busy little bee!! :)

Not much new and exciting going on here at the Young's Home. But I have been redecorating, tweaking things, and crafting like crazy!!
I guess that is what happens when you hang out at J*S*P*F it fills you with so much inspiration!!!

I am working on changing my half bath right now. It has been done in an Americana style for years. I am wanting to make it Colonial. So for the last few days I have been trying to get the wall paper off the walls.

Yes, I did say, The Last Few Days!!
WHY is it taking me so long??? Well, the stuff wont come off!! It is driving me crazy. I work an hour get frustrated and have to take a break... then go back work an hour... etc.
I will be sure to show B4 and After photos if I ever get it finished!! LOL!

Please remind me Never to wallpaper Again!! I am starting to think this stuff was backed with super glue!!!

I have found time to craft though. Here are some of the things I have made.

I made some prim cupboard hanger pillows.

This is the first one I made. It isn't my favorite but I do like the coloring of it.




The next on I made is for was for my fireplace. And this one is my favorite!






The next one is an example of Why you shouldn't watch TV and stitch at the same time!! LOL!!

Did you notice what I did?? I was stitching away and thought I almost had it finished when I stopped and looked closer.... On no I had stitched
WECOME!!!!
LOL!! So I had to squeeze the "L" in there because there was no way I was just going to throw it away and start over. LOL!


I have always wanted a prim fly screen but the prices on eBay were more than I wanted to pay. So I was Very Excited when I read through my New Mercantile Gatherings magazine and noticed they had included instruction on making your own. YAY!! I showed the article to my Mom. And a couple of days later she brought over 2 she had made for me!! YAY Mom!! These really turned out fabulous and in person they look very very old.

I put one in my kitchen on my stove dough board. You will also noticed under the fly screen are the cinnamon buns I made out of salt dough.







I put the other one in my dining room.





I also have been wanting on new dough board for my kitchen sink. The one I had was small and only covered half my sink. So my Mom made me one!! She made it without any pattern, just out of her head. It turned out fabulous!! I am so proud of her!!

She made the board, then she brought it over to me to paint and age.

Here is a photo of the board when she 1st brought it over.


First I put on a coat of black paint.


Then I went over it with a light coat of mustard yellow. I wanted some of the black to show through.



When it dried I sanded it a bit, then put it in to place.
Here is the finished display.




Then do you know what else she did for me?? Well, I was telling her I wanted a prim table bench to go on top of my kitchen table... Yep, that's right. She made me one!!
I have the WORLDS BEST MOMMY!!
She brought it over the next day and I painted and aged it to match my sink board, in the same black and mustard paint.


You will also noticed I moved my fly screen cover off my stove and put it one my bench. :)


She actually made two of these table benches. One for me to keep and one for me to paint and sell on my website. So if you are interested please check it out.

www.aprimitiveplace.net
You will find the bench in my "Reproduction Primitives" Category.
The pictures aren't the best. It looks much better in person. Old and worn looking!! Trust me you will love it!!

Well, lets see what else have I been doing?? My Hubby took me to the mall last week. We stopped by a craft store they have there. They didn't have much I wanted but I did find 2 reproduction flat back cookie cutters for $2.50. So I snatched them right up. Opps! I forgot to take their picture so I will have to try to remember to show them off in my next post.
I also found a wonderful prim wooden spoon holder for $10.00. It looks great in my dining room next to my Bakers Cabinet.




That is about it for me.
Hubby is home from work and I need to go spend time with him.
We are hooked on 24 right now. We have never watched the series b4 but without any new on TV except the Closer, we needed something to watch. So when we were at the mall that night, we saw the series of 24 for $19.99. We picked up Season 1. OMGosh!! Talk about nerve wrecking!! But it was enjoyable. We got through that in a few days... We just couldn't turn it off. So I went back to Target and now we have started on Season 2. So I guess that is what I will be doing the rest of the night. I'm not sure how relaxing it is... way too much excitement and drama on that show to relax, but it is very enjoyable!!

Take Care!!
Wishing Always Only the Very Best!!
~Tammy

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wanna Chance To Win My Scarecrow??!!



Hi Ladies,
Every month Dawn at Just*Simply*Prim*Friends
is going to be having a "Give Back".

This months theme is watermelons & crows, which runs July to Aug.

I can't tell you what next months theme is....
it's a surprise,
so I will let Dawn do that.

But what I can do is show off my donation to the Give Back.
I just finished him up yesterday and his bags are packed and he is getting ready for his trip to Dawns. He is sooo excited to see Texas!! :)
My Scarecrow will be part of the Give Back that runs Aug to Sept.




What do you need to do to be entered to win???

Well, that's simple...
Just Come Join In with All the Fun at Just*Simply*Prim*Friends!

http://justsimplyprimfriends.homestead.com/

And that is it....
Every month Dawn will select one lucky member to win the Give Back Prizes!!



So if you would like a chance to win my Scarecrow and some other wonderful items...
Come Hang Out with us at J*S*P*F!!!

http://justsimplyprimfriends.homestead.com/

It is a good thing I like Dawn so much....
Because I am so tempted to keep him for myself!!! LOL!! :)

Look how cute he looks in my Foyer!!



Hope You Come Join in with the fun!!
Oh, one quick thing... my scarecrow was adapted from a Sweet Meadow Farms Pattern.

Thanks for stopping by,
~Tammy

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Abe Is Finally Finished!! Whew!


Hi Ladies! I just wanted to pop in real quick to let everyone know... I Finally finished my Abe Doll. I feel like I have been working on him forever.
But now is is complete. And I think he turned out pretty darn cute!

Here are some photos.









He is made to hang... but he can also sit for display.





Well, since I cant keep everything, I did decide to sell him on eBay. I have him started at $19.99, which I think is a good price considering all the work I put into him.
Here is his eBay link in case you would like to check him out. More photos on the listing page.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=180380277582


My eBay ID is: a*primitive*place




I will be back ASAP, to catch you all up with everything that has been going on here with me. I've been a busy girl!! :) Ive been crafting away this week. Trying to get caught up on projects I have needed to finish forever. I always feel so good when I get caught up with things, don't you.

Until then... Take Care All. Talk soon, Tammy

Friday, July 3, 2009

Oh What A Wonderful Week I've Had!!!


Hello Ladies!! Yes, I have had a wonderful week!


What happened you ask? Well, not much.


But have you ever had a wonderful week for no particular reason? I just did.


The weather was perfect, the kids were good.
And DH didn't even get on my nerves too much! :) LOL!


I don't know if someone spiked my Diet Coke without my knowledge but I have just been in a fantastic mood!!


Ive spent my week cleaning, tweaking things, sewing and crafting!
And when I wasn't doing those things, I was hanging out on Dawn's site. Just*Simply*Prim*Friends.
What a blast, talking to wonderful old friends I have missed so much and getting to know some new ones!!




I have been working on two new dolls. One of them is finished.
It is a door hanger Uncle Sam.
I was going to sell him but after he was finished, I just couldn't.
So now he is hanging on my front door.





And when ever I get ready for a change, I can bring him and sit him in a chair.




I'm almost finished with my other doll. I'll be sure to show him off as soon as I get him finished.



I also made some salt dough cookies and cinnamon buns.
I got the recipe from another fabulous blog...
Tonya at More Prim Than Proper.
Who got the recipe from Colleen at And Baby Makes Five.

Thanks so very much ladies for sharing!!

So now I will pass the recipe on to who ever would love to make some:

2 cup flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water

Mix the water in slowly, you may not need all of it.
Kneed the dough for around 5 minutes, until it is soft.
Let dough rest about 30 minutes.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4" to 1/2" thickness.
Cut with cookie cutters, or what ever, also can be rolled into cinnamon buns.
Bake on 325 degrees for not less than 35 minutes and no more than 1 hour.
Allow them to dry over night before sanding and painting.

Thanks so very much ladies!!!





I didn't paint mine. I just sprinkled them with cinnamon and may dip them in wax to seal them. But I haven't gotten around to it yet.
I have also made more dough and I think the next batch I am going to paint.

I don't have a photo of the buns, I forgot to take one! But here are my cookies.



These were so much fun to make!!




And since it is Friday, I will share what I have bought this week.

I did purchase 2 antique coverlet slices from eBay but they haven't came in yet. So I will have to show a photo of them later.
I'm thrilled about the bargain I got.
Both of them together, shipping and all, was less than $9.00!
Now you cant beat that!!
I'm waiting until I see them in person b4 I decide if I am going to stack them or make something with them.
Hummm... not sure yet.



Okay, the other thing I purchased was a subscription to the Mercantile Gatherings!!
My very first issue came in yesterday!! YAY!! I was so happy when I saw it in the mail box.


For so long I have heard others talk about this magazine and how wonderful it was. So I decided I had to get it.
And now I understand!! What an amazing magazine!!
If any of you haven't seen one... it is a Must Have.
I ordered my subscription online at.

http://mercantilegatherings.com/shop/

The Gass Home article was so beautifully written.
What an amazing and inspirational woman Jennifer is.
I thank her so much for sharing her story and her home with us.
Everything was amazing!!




That pretty much wraps up my week gals.
But before I leave I wanted to share a comment message that was sent to me yesterday.
It just cracked me up!

Below is a copy of the message.



Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Are U Gals Ready For The Weekend!!!":

Please check your spelling. I like your blog, but so many spelling mistakes distract from what you are trying to say. Not meaning this in a negative way. The spelling mistakes take away from your credibility.




This comment just cracked me up!

To who ever sent this to me...
Let me say,
I appreciate...
(Hold on let me check... a-p-p-r-, okay, yes, that is correct.)
Anyway, back to what I saying...
I do appreciate your suggestion, but next time sign your name.
Not doing so takes away from your credibility. ;)


I was talking and laughing about this message to a friend of mine.
Like I told her, No, I'm not the worlds best speller but there are not a ton of mistakes in my posts.
Hey... I know how to use spell-check! LOL!
I'm not teaching brain surgery here... I'm talking about decorating my home and my life. How in the heck a misspelled word would effect my credibility on that I'm not exactly sure??
But I do thank them for the laugh!


Well ladies, that's it for me tonight.
Getting ready to go sit my bottom down in front of the TV and see what CSI:New York are recorded on the TiVo. Oh no, just remembered I haven't watched today's GH. Okay, that will have to go 1st.

Take Care All!!
And have a SAFE and HAPPY 4th!~
~Tammy

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

FABULOUS New Site You Must Visit!!


Hi ladies!!
Do you love decorating??
Do you love looking at photos of home decor??
Wanna share decorating ideas??
Or just show off your home??
Wanna join a forum that is filled with wonderful, friendly ladies??
Looking for a forum where you can just be yourself and have fun??

Then I have the website for you!!!

My fabulous friend Dawn has opened,

Just*Simply*Prim*Friends

http://justsimplyprimfriends.homestead.com/index.html


You will love this site!
We are having a blast over there, why don't you come by and join us!!
We would sure love it if you did!!

~Tammy