Sunday, April 22, 2018

Zinc Lid Ornie Graphics

Hi y'all! Got the graphics finished for the zinc lid ornies! 😄 There are five sets to choose from, all sets have same farm animals but different backgrounds. These should be printed out on card stock and are for the regular size lids. I'll post graphics for the wide mouth lids later. 😉
There are lots of how-to's on the web, so if you need help do a search for the "Zinc Lid Ornaments." I'll give you a quick how to so you can be sure and have your supplies ready for making them...

Print graphics on card stock paper or glue printed graphics on thin cardboard like a cereal box. Cut graphics as close to black ring as possible for best fit. Try not to cut into the ring, stay on the outside of it. If you want to hang your ornies get rusty wire, ribbons, twine...what ever you want. Most use a nail to make a hole in side of lids, one on either side. (I can't bring myself to destroying a beautiful vintage lid so I wrap mine in wire or whatever I'm using for the hanger. I may want to later use the lid for a different purpose.) Insert the wire (or whatever) thru the holes or wrap and glue around lid. You don't have to hang these, they look great grouped together in an old bowl or on a shelf! Fit your graphic circle inside lid to make sure it fits well, then trim or glue in place. Some use cheesecloth or other thin fabrics under their graphic circle, or glue pipe cleaners (whatever) around the inside. Use your own imagination here. 😉  You can also add a nice pip berry string around the outside of lids if desired.

These farm animal ornies are for everyday use and should sell well for you throughout the year. 😊  I'll make and share other holiday graphics for making these, later of course, LOL!  There are six different animals in each set. Please do not claim these graphics as your own or share them. Send your friends here to my blog so they can get their own AND be getting the original size needed for printing. Hope you like and enjoy making these adorable lil ornies!

These have a Dark Stain background:

These have a Music sheet background:

These have a Light Stain background:

These have Writing and a Postage Stamp background:

And last, these have just plain Writing in the background:

I'd love to see what you create with these! Till next time, have fun crafting!
Warm prim hugs, Libz

Monday, April 9, 2018

Colonial Candle Holder

Hi all, hope everyone is enjoying the new month of April!  😄  Can't wait for it to actually "feel" like Spring!
I ran across an older tutorial I wanted to share with you. Can't remember if I posted this before or not, so .... LOL! The pdf tutorial link is named "cch.pdf" as you'll see below. There are lots of variations for the handle, but for the tut's sake I went simple.  😉  I still have lots of tutorials and crafting recipes yet to share and will as time allows.
As for my health issues...I am feeling somewhat better and trying to get back to a "as close to normal" routine as possible, though I still have 3 more months of basic healing yet to go. Some things I just can't do yet and it's driving me nuts! But I am thankful simply for another day! 😄's a pic in case you're interested in doing these simple Colonial Candle Holders....

And here's the link for the tutorial: Colonial Candle Holder

Till next time, have fun crafting!
Warm prim hugs, Libz

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Faux Red And Yellow Ware Eggs

Wow! It's been a long while! 2017 was a very full and busy year. Then on Nov. 11th I had two major heart attacks! Had stent surgery to try and save my life, couldn't do more than one at the time. Ended up having OHS (open heart surgery) with 5 by-pass done and now trying to recover. 😉  But I am slowly trying to get back to my crafting. I still have some good and bad days to deal with.

So far I've been working on beeswax tapers on a rod which have always been a highly requested thing for me, some new fun bunnies for Spring...and of course a free tutorial and pattern, and lastly some faux red ware and yellow ware eggs. Not only for Spring, but also year round display! I haven't finished the bunnies yet so pics will come later along with the tapers on rod. 😉 But for now I'll show my eggs...I think they turned out great!  😊  These are paper mache' eggs that have been hand painted and sealed by me....

Till next time, have fun crafting!  😊
Prim hugs, Libby.