Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tinkering and Tweaking with my Primitives

All my son Cameron has wanted to do all day today is just lay around. So, with Blue's Clues on and him not wanting to be bothered..... I decided to tinker around with some of my projects that still needed to be completed. I finished a couple things and decided to work with my many decorations. Oh yes, it was so much fun to say the least and with so many items to work with.....you can definitely find the "perfect" arrangement of prims. As many of you have seen in some of my previous posts, I re-did my gameboard to match my other decorations. Well, today I completed another jar. Yep, this was once a spaghetti jar and now it holds cinnamon sticks. I thought it looked great with the apple butter label and a little bit of coffee stained cheesecloth on it and a bit of twine. Don't you think this arrangement looks great?

I also re-did this old jar. My Mom gave me this jar which is full of her Mom's old clothes pins. It once had a bright blue, green and red piece of homespun on it with a green lid, but I took the homespun off, tied some cheesecloth around the jar, added the rusty star and gave the lid my own rusty appearance. What do I mean by my own rusty appearance? Why - I am so glad you asked..... I painted the lid brown, sprinkled my spice mixture (cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice) onto the lid before it dried and once it was done drying, I sprayed it with matte finisher spray. I wish now I would have taken a before picture because now that the jar is complete - it definitely looks perfectly prim!!
Here are my strawberries that I received from DruAnn McCarty. Aren't they just too cute in this bowl that I found at the Goodwill store and re-finished?

Oh yes - this is something you all have been waiting for. My completed primitive sugar cones. Yep, they are now completely dry and I finished them off with some of my coffee stained cheesecloth and a little bit of twine. Don't they look great? I was very pleased with the finished product and I must say that I am totally obsessed and loving this coffee stained cheesecloth!!
Oh yes - I didn't forget about the pantry cakes either. Here they are displayed in one of my new bowls that I found at the Goodwill store. I am just not sure if I like it in the finished bowl or the unfinished bowl. Hmmm, decisions decisions! What do you think? Do you like this bowl?
or this bowl better? Let me know your thoughts!
Here is the comparison to the bowls. I decided to finish one in black and kept the other natural. I was just so thrilled that I found these at the Goodwill store and for 59 cents - yep, you can't beat that deal - ya know?

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Susan said...

Everything looks great! I think I'm gonna have to try the sugar cone thingys. I really like them. And I like both bowls. Have a great evening!

basketsnprims said...

Everything is fabulous as always. Your sugar cone and pantry cake are so prim perfect. I prefer the bigger bowl or no bowl, just sitting on a small cutting board. Now I know I'm going to make some this week. Thanks for sharing all of your awesome goodies. I hope Cameron perks up.

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Everything looks great Lisa! Your sugar cones and pantry cakes are perfect!!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks wonderful. Love the sugar molds..I like both bowls, but I think that I like the pantry cake alittle better in the natural one.

Kath said...

Hi Lisa!
Love it all, girl!
from the berries to the faux rust lid! You are so talented!!
I like both bowls, (natural one is my fav tho) your sugar molds and pantry cakes turned out wonderful!
Hope your little guy is feeling better today....

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Hey Lisa! This is my first visit to your blog and I am loving it. I saw your blog name on someone's list and it sounded so good I had to come take a peak! LOL! Now I'm adding you to my own bloglist and I hope you will drop by and visit me too.
I love your sugar cones and pantry cake! I think the pantry cake looks great in both bowls, but I think it shows up better in the wooden one for some reason. Maybe it's just the lighting in the pics? You would think it would show up more in the black one. LOL!
Anyway, I hope you have a great day. I will be back to visit you again in the near furture.

~Judy~ said...

Everything is perfect as usual! I tried my hand at the sugar cones. They were pretty easy...kinda like making sand castles with the molds at the beach! Mine have been drying now for 24 hrs. so 24 more to go befor I can "paint" with the coffee water. Can't wait.
Thanks and have a great day.

Rosemary said...

I love your bowls! And your cheesecloth too!!! lol

This weekend I am hoping to make some of the sugar cones do you any hints that could help me out?


UPON A HILL said...

Hey you did a job with everything. I too am getting ready to decorate a few jars. I really like yours. Did you make your pantry cakes?

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
You ask if I would share how I made my labels...I'll share about it on my next post, so that you and others can learn how I went about making them. I'll most likely post again in the next day or so.
Hope you are having a great day...it is going to be about 50 degrees here today. Yeah!!