Well, things have started to settle down for us, we had a great time at the Yule Mart. The shop is back to normal, we have all kinds of Christmas decor and with our open house this Saturday December the 4th and EVERYTHING at least 10% you are sure to find a few Christmas gifts maybe even for yourself. Remember that we do gift certificates and we can make a wish list if you want to send friends or family shopping for you! Primitive Blessings~ Toni & Tandra
Happy Thanksgiving friends! Thanks for being so patient with us, things have been very busy at the shop and Toni and I have been out at Fort Bragg at the Yule Mart all weekend just having a blast. If you haven't made it out don't fret, you still have Sunday 10-4 it's at the Ritz-Epps gym and we hope to see you. We just wanted to update you on our Holiday schedule we will be open Monday and Tuesday but, closed Wednesday November 24- Sunday the 28 and reopen Monday November 29. Also our Holiday open house will be Saturday December 4th and as always EVERYTHING will be at least 10% off. We hope that y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Prim blessings~ Toni & Tandra
Toni and have been working really hard at the shop, getting it ready for Christmas. We have tree's, Santa's, garland and so much more, we are pretty full, if I say so myself it looks pretty good! We have been really busy also getting ready for the Yule Mart November 19-21 and also don't forget about our Christmas open house December 4. Enjoy the pictures and come in and say HELLO! Primitive Blessings~ Toni & Tandra
A Primitive Place holiday issue came today, I am so excited, it's even better than the first issue. It's pack full of pictures, it's my new favorite magazine! I'll have them at the shop on Saturday. It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at the shop, my favorite elf (AKA Toni) has been so busy getting everything so pretty. I might be on the naughty list because, I haven't helped her at all. I might have to make some cookies! Primitive Blessings~ Toni & Tandra
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.