Monday, September 10, 2012

Pantry Sacks & De-Stashing

I've been busy working on four pantry sacks and I'm creating new vintage labels at the same time, lol! Was thinking I'd do a tutorial on making the vintage labels? Will have to take time, think, and see if I can make it fairly easy and NOT complicated. But back to the subject of the pantry sacks, these measure 6-3/4" wide by 10-1/2" long. I made these with drawstrings and only have the labels laying on the sacks, they're not sewn on yet. I've always loved the pantry sacks, ditty bags, or any pouch type something to hang around and tuck other goodies in, lol! These are the aged muslin and the labels are made to look aged too. I plan on making some without the fabric labels and just printed on the sacks at a later time. When I do I'll share the graphics I make for them so you can make your own as well. Enough chattering, here's two of the sacks and still needing to get the labels done for the other two....

And as most of you know, I've been going through and thinning out my crafting supplies and personal collections for some time now. Hubby says keep only those things I'll use for the house and only those things I'll be working with in the near future (giggles), and I agree. I've done so much already but still have a long way to go. But I do have the first load of pics ready and will be adding more shortly. I'm starting with some of my crafting supplies but will also be adding other treasures I've bought for priming the house, but know now that I won't be using. So if you're interested take a look and keep watch here as you never know what I'll be listing next. Remember to bookmark that page so you can keep up with what I'm listing. It's all on a first come, first serve basis. I'm just taking pics and listing things as I go through them. It's past time for me to thin these things out and you'll find some fantastic deals.

I know this is a very busy time of year for all crafters. Some of you girls have Fall & Winter shows lined up and getting ready for those. Some of you have stores you have to stock with your handmade goodies. Just want to say, try to take a little "me" time during all this and relieve some of that stress. I'm wishing you all the very best with these busy seasons! Till next time, have fun crafting!
Hugs to all, Libby

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My Goodies....

So many of you, my online friends and acquaintances, have contacted me inquiring about the goodies I make and when my web site will be opened. I'll still be a while getting the site finished so till then you can check my other blog for my handmade goodies, "Rusty Shed Crafts." (I've added the link button on the top right side menu.) Please contact me through that blog for any of those goodies. And I still have a few things to be added there so if what you've inquired about isn't showing yet, keep watch as I will list it. I truly need to get my site finished but I have so many other things on the priority list. I know I'll have to take time out and get this done, lol! I'm also working on so many seasonal items, both hand-mades and wax creations. And as most of you that know me, know that I'll also throw in some everyday items too, lol! I love the seasonal goodies but always value those things we can use everyday in our homes. If you've seen something I've posted here or on the forums and don't see it on my other blog then contact me and I'll add it. I thank you all so very much for your feedback and inquiring about my creations. And here's a sneak peek of a "Colonial Bonnet Stand" I made.....


Displaying bonnets....

I hope you've enjoyed visiting with me today! Till next time, have fun crafting!
Prim hugs to all, Libby

Monday, September 3, 2012

Time For Pumpkins!

I'm sure you all know how I LOVE Summer and wished it could stay longer, lol! Seeing the leaves turn and falling lets me know I have to give in and accept Fall is here. Maybe not in it's full glory but it is here. One of my favorite things for Fall are those wonderful pumpkins! Why?, cause you can display them so many ways and they can be used from the beginning of Fall, all the way through Thanksgiving! By simply changing a few things in your gathering, the same pumpkin can be used for everyday Fall, then changed for fun Halloween time, then changed again for Thanksgiving. Now how simple and easy is that!

Anyway, we're having a Fall Centerpiece challenge on "The Crafter's Nestled Nook" forum and for mine I've created a pumpkin. It's another plain and simple pumpkin but this year I wanted more real-looking leaves, and this is what I think made the plain-jane pumpkin turn out nice. First I searched the web for real pumpkin leaf images and when I found one I liked, I made a pattern from it. I have them in 3 different sizes to put on top of the pumpkins, large, medium, and small. I wanted the pumpkin body to be smooth but wanted the leaves to be more coarse and rugged. So here's how my pumpkin turned out (and please note this IS NOT my centerpiece pic, lol).....


I'll be sharing the pumpkin leaf tutorial soon. If you love creating your own goodies, regardless of crafting style, come over and join us at  "The Crafter's Nestled Nook." This forum is for crafters of all crafting styles and there's so many tutorials/links to explore. Have fun with us and show us your Fall Centerpiece, we'd love to see what you've created! Till next time my prim friends, have fun crafting!
Hugs to all, Libby