Just wanted to let everyone know that we will be closed Friday and Saturday, Toni and I will be selling at Cameron, we will be across from "The Prissy Hen" under the big oak tree. Hope to see y'all there, we will be back at the shop on Monday. Have a great weekend!
Toni and I have been moving things around at the shop and the funny thing is that it's going to be a huge mess come Thursday night when we load up for Friday and Saturday in Cameron. We are pretty excited and it will be a fun weekend, good friends, good shopping and good food what more could one ask for in a weekend!
It was a last minute decision but, Toni and I decided to jump feet first and do Cameron. We usually are on the buying side but now we are on the selling side this time around. The sale will be Friday and Saturday and we will be across from the Prissy Hen, please come by to say hello. We will in and out of the shop all this week and we will be closed Friday and Saturday for the sale so you might want to call just to make sure we are there.
Good morning bloggers, I was just checking my e-mail and I noticed that I had won a bid and I thought I would share a wonderful auction site, which some of you might already know about. But, it is Good Will, it has some really cool things on it and you have to check it out often because they are always putting new stuff on the site. My only warning is to watch out for the shipping, sometimes that doubles the price but, it worth checking out if love junk! Go to www.shopgoodwill.com .
Toni, Liz and I have had a busy past few weeks at the shop, we have made some changes and will continue to make more. We are going to be painting and putting up some shelves and making it more homey in the shop. Toni and I moved in so quickly that we really didn't have the time to get in and paint or really do much to get it the way we wanted but we are getting there slowly but surely. The girls and I went shopping last week with our wonderful friend Harriet and she shared a few of her favorite shopping places and of course we went shopping at her place too. Come on by and check out our new goodies!
We found this prim green cupboard shopping last week. We transferred it from their truck onto our truck and it was so had to tell just how big it was until Toni and I got it into the shop but, it looks great, I am still debating if I should paint it or not.
Liz brought in two pie safes, the red one is very prim and has the tin punched doors and is quite large. I would love to take it home myself. The other one is Maple I thing and has the Glass doors it's to die for also.
We have made some huge changes to the shop, We got rid of those UGLY counters that I hated, they took us so much space and were too bulky. Thanks Jeff for making our new counter, it looks so much better. If anyone is looking for any kind of home improvements, Jeff is your guy, check out his blog on our link. Our Holiday hours will just slightly change, we will be open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and probably Monday but we will be closed Tuesday, the three of us are heading out of town for some good ol' shopping. so check back with us on Wednesday to see all the prims we find.
You can use any kinds of paper, candstock, printer paper. I like printer paper, it's easier to use in the printer than cardstock. 1. Pre heat oven to 200 and line both racks with crinkled tinfoil 2.Take a rectangle cake pan and put a little bit of water, it doesn't have to cover the whole pan. 3. sprinkle instant coffee down, now spay the coffee with a water bottle to moisten the coffee, leaving some areas wetter then others. 4.Dip one side of the paper then the next and put into oven to dry. You can flip paper in the oven to make sure it has dryed. 5. if you will be printing on the paper you might have to iron it, set iron on the lowest setting and iron one side then the next. 6.Now you can print on the paper or stamp and not worry about coffee staining running the ink
This project can be messy, when I do this i do a large amount at a time. I have read tutorials about this and have found the easiest way for me. I buy cheap candles, at the dollar store or walmart you can also grubby up other things I have done old fashioned clothes pins and made bowl fillers with and added old buttons. 1. You'll need wax, I use left over tarts or candles or i buy the cheap candles at AC Moore, I use the spicey ones like cinnabon or banana nut bread. When they are on sale you can get a large candle for a few bucks. 2. Create a double boiler with a small pot with water boiling and put glass canle in boiling water and once it melts, I also sometimes use and old coffee can. 3.Create a work area with parchement or wax paper close to stove. You'll need an area to put the candles to set up on paper or parchment. 4. Remove wax and dip candle into the melted wax a few times to get it soft. 5.Sprinkle cinnamon,(I do this on a paper plate so I can reuse the cinnamon) and dip it into the wax holding the wick or use a paint brush. Repeat until lumppy and bumpy. 6.Sprinkle with cinnamon and let dry.
Cinnamon bowl fillers
I love cinnamon bowl fillers or ornaments. They are cheap to do and people really love them.This can be a messy project and when I make this I make a lot( Like 3 cups of each.) 1.Mix equal parts cinnamon to equal parts apple sauce. 2.Roll dough out onto parch ment paper to desired thickness. 3.Cut out with cookie cutters.( I have a crow and a star that's really cute) 4. Lay out on parchment or wax paper and let dry, you can also speed up the process by baking at 200 but, this can take a while. 5.Optional you can sprinkle with cinnamon while wet. 6. If you are going to make ornaments you'll have to put a hole in them while they are wet, I use a straw and add twine once it has dried. They are cute as bowl fillers or with potpouri or as ornaments. You can use any smell good spice like pumkin.
Coffee stain fabric
I really like my projects to look really prim or grubby so I like to use instant coffee for my projects. 1. Wet fabric. 2. Remove as much water as possible. 3. Lay flat, do this outside if possible, it's messy. and spinkle with instant coffee, do it heavier in areas you want darker, Spay water with a water bottle to moisten coffee. 4. Let dry in the sun. 5. Rinse out or leave it depending on prefrence. 6. you can also put in the dryer to try and heat set it, I usually only do this if by chance someone might wash it. But, most of my projects aren't to be washed.