Saturday, May 14, 2011

Traveling Box Goodies + Newest Burlap Bear

A little while back I joined in on Crow's Creek Primitives, Sisterhood Of The Traveling Box.

(such a cute name!)


Well, it arrived in today's mail!!

Deb started the box, then it went to Wendy, then to me.

Oh everything was so wonderful!

I actually wanted to keep it all, but decided not to be greedy.

I did, however, pick out two things to keep for myself.

The first item was made by Deb.

It was a wonderful prim bag which came with some prim pantry chunks.

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The triangle shaped ones are Debs.

The round ones Kerri sent to me awhile back.

Here is the cute bag.

Now, let me say…

The bag is not shinny in person.

It has a wonderful olde’ worn appearance to it.

I have it hanging in my kitchen with a couple more prim bags.

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A have a nice little collection starting here, huh.


Next, I selected one of Wendy's items.

Check out these wonderful prim stars.

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I have these in my bedroom.

Sitting with my bear I got from Dru.

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Thanks so much ladies, for the wonderful new goodies!! ;)

Now it is my duty to replace the 2 items I took, then mail the box off to Robin.

It will be on its way to her Monday.


I also want to share my newest burlap bear.

To be honest I made this gal to sell but I'm not sure I'm going to.

I love her soooo much!

She is a large burlap bear.

All my previous burlap bears have measured around 12” to 13”.

But my newest one measures

approx. 23”.

Let me introduce Elly!!

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She is made completely of burlap to give her the appearance that all of her fur has been loved away.

She is stuffed entirely with old cotton quilt batting.

Which gives her a wonderful lumpy feel to her.

Her arms and legs are string jointed, which gives them the ability to be moved and posed somewhat.

Her head is not jointed in any way.

She has antique style shoe button eyes.

She was made to look Old, Worn, and well loved.

Including little patches here and there.

I dressed Elly in a reproduction homespun dress.

And true antique leather baby shoes!!

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She was made with a hump back design  just like the old bears were.

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Both Elly and her dress have been put through a process to give them that wonderful, prim, grubby, worn appearance.

Here are some more photos, because I'm so proud of how she turned out. LOL!

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And here is photo for comparison…

The previous size of my burlap bears.


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Now sitting on the same table is Elly…

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Didn't she turn out sooo cute!!

I’ll let you all know when or if I decide to list her in my Etsy shop.

My original design.
And Elly, like all my bears, is a one of a kind creation.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Oh by the way…

Construction on the stairs is suppose to start Monday!!


Keeping my fingers crossed.

Until Next Time…

Take Care and Prim Filled Blessings To You All!!



Screaming Sardine said...

Oh my gosh, your bear is just too cute. I love the touch of the leather baby shoes - how sweet and, quite frankly, captivating!

Looks like you got some lovely goodies in the traveling box. I'm on the list, too. I'm looking forward to seeing what goodies are in it when it arrives here.


Farmhouse prims said...

That swap sounds like so much fun!! I really love that bear, it is so darn cute!!! Love the other things too!
Hugs, Lecia

Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

Hi Tammy
OH MY your burlap bear is fantastic...I love her and with the old boots too..I am a sucker for bears and would want to keep her for myself also...great idea the traveling box and full of goodies to choose from too..♥

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Tammy~ Wonderful goody box!!!
Elly is precious love her nose~ so cute!!!
Can't wait to see your stairs!!
enjoy the weekend~

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

Wow Tammy, this is too cute!! I don't have any bears but I have to say this is making me look around and wonder where one would like to take up residence here!! Did you use a pattern or is this your own design? I don't think I could sell it! LOVE the shoes :o) ~Kriss~

BumbleBeeLane said...

Tam~ The bear is perfect.Her sweet shoes and dress really make her.You've got my address just send her right can't wait to get the traveling swap box I think I'm like 6 on the list.Fun! You picked some nice goodies.Have a great sunday! Warm Blessings!~Amy

~Madalynne~ said...

Elly is just ADORABLE! I can see why you might keep her . . . she is prim perfect. I love the close up photo. The expression on her face is so sweet.

By Thy Hands Tinkerings said...

Ok, how do I join??? I would love this, it is such a cool idea!!


My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Hi Tami.. I want that Bear in the worst way...but no I can't have it no where to sit it but I do want it ...she is better then cute she is perfect!!

The Box package is such a cute idea... and you picked two great things!!

Have a Great Day!


TheCrankyCrow said...

Elly is ADORABLE!!! Gee....maybe you could stick her in the traveling box seeing as it's coming here next???! ;o) Just KIDDING! She is wonderful though. Have a great Sunday - can't wait for the box to get here! Smiles & Hugs, Robin

Earlene said...

Your bear is so sweet!
I have one of Drus bears, I visited her shop a couple of years ago and bought it...had to have it.
Take Care

Rock River Stitches said...

Hi Tammy, I LOVE your burlap Elly bear!!! Isn't it hard to sew with burlap with it fraying all over the place??? I would love to be part of the traveling box. How do I get involved?


LibbiesHome said...

Elly is adorable!! I don't blame you a bit if you keep her for herself! :) The Sisterhood of the Traveling Box is such a neat idea - thanks for sharing your treasures from it.
Good luck with the start of the stairs project!

Jen said...

I just love your Elly bear! she is to cute and I can see why it is hard to decide to keep or sell her :0) what great goodies you got from the traveling box! What a great idea I've never heard of that and it sounds fun.

Allison said...

Your bears are very cute and I'd have a hard time parting with them too.

The box swap looked like a lot of fun, love the goodies you took out.