09 October 2015

Favorite Fall Primitives

Hey, all. I thought since I haven't posted in awhile I would put together a post to highlight a collection of my favorite Primitive Fall projects from the past. This will be a way to share projects with my longtime readers, and new readers, that I have really loved creating since I started the Tattered Sisters blog. And hopefully it will get you inspired to make some new Fall projects, since Fall is finally upon us!

So let's begin with one of my favorite creations, and one of my most read posts on the blog. And that is, for my Ginger Citrus Simmering Spices.

Ginger Citrus Simmering Spices

If you've made these, you know already how wonderfully delicious they smell, and how they really make your home smell like Fall! If you haven't made them yet, what are you waiting for? And if you need the recipe, just click on the image and it will take you to the blog post where you can find it.

Next up are my grungy Boo Bags. 

Boo Bags

These were so easy and fun to make. You know I LOVE Grungy Goods anyway! But these were great because I made them as little treat bags just for Fall or Halloween. If you'd like to make some too, just click on the image and it will take you to the Boo Bags post.

Let's also remember the Primitive Putkas in a Jar that I made. I love finding new ways to use Mason Jars, especially for gift-giving. So when Fall is at hand, these are a really quick, easy, and very fun gift to give your primitive friends, especially if they like scented items.

Prim Fixins Putkas in a Mason Jar

Just scent your putkas, put them in a rusty frog jar lid, add some homespun, and it's a gift! A really good smelling gift too.

Here's another fun craft I made awhile back, my Grungy Primitive Pumpkin Ornie.

Primitive Pumpkin Fall Ornie

Any of you who have read my blog for awhile know that sewing is NOT my favorite thing. But on occasion, I do like to make ornies, because they're just cute and they require minimal sewing. I loved making this little guy, and I see his face show up in my Pinterest feed a lot, so I know other folks like him too. :)

Oh, I also loved making this Primitive Pumpkin Jack Dough Ornies.

And their mini Pumpkin Jack Dough ornies friends. 

Mini Pumpkin Jack Ornies

I love dough ornies! They are so fun, and pretty easy to make too. And they make great gifts. I make all my Dough Ornies with the same basic recipe, which you can find here:

And let's not forget, this Pumpkin Muslin Bag was a super easy Fall primitive craft.

Pumpkin Muslin Bag

They are also perfect little treat bags for Halloween. Click on the image to view the full blog post on how I made them. And you know, you could make a pumpkin face stencil to make the faces on these bags and use rubber stamp ink or paint to make a whole bunch of these bags in relatively short order. You could even get the kiddos to help!

And one last item as I travel down my Primitive Fall memory lane, this was one of my favorite primitive freebies that I created to share with you.  My Fall Pumpkin Tags.

Fall Pumpkin Tags

That pumpkin tag freebie is still available for FREE download. Just lick on the tag image and it will take you to the PDF file that you can download and print, in case you missed that original post. 

I hope you enjoyed this little treasury of my favorite Fall Primitives. Which one was your favorite? I also hope you have an absolutely fabulous Fall this year as well!

Happy Fall, Y'all!

18 May 2015

Grungy Taper Sconce

I know I haven't been doing much primitive crafting lately. My heart has been in my painting and that's what I'm doing the most right now. But I did have the urge to make a little something while I was in my studio over the weekend, so I thought I'd share it with you today. It's this Grungy Taper Sconce.

Grungy Prim Taper Sconce

I used a rusty tin scoop as the sconce, then tied on some muslin. I added my grungy primitive candle taper in a mini rusty tin bucket to hold it in the center of the sconce. Then I added some pip berries (a candle ring) around the mini bucket, and I finished it with a little primitive crow pick. I just need to add a hole at the back of the sconce so I can hang it up. :)

31 March 2015

Vintage Girl Kraft ATC

I created this ATC awhile ago but I don't think I ever shared it here. So considering how lax I've been in posting these days I just thought I'd share this now.

Vintage Girl ATC

You know I love Vintage Photos, so when I can use them in an art or craft project, I'm thrilled to. And I love the photo of this lovely young lady. I grungy'd up a Kraft ATC blank and then added the photo and embellishments. There's even some black ribbon woven through the card on each side of the flower. Once I'd finished with that it seemed done to me. :) I don't create that many ATC's anymore. I really should start to do more again.

20 March 2015

Primitive Annie Easter Hang Tags

Sorry I haven't blogged much in awhile. I just really haven't been doing much crafting these days. I am mostly painting in my studio; that's just where my heart has been and I tend to follow my heart when I'm in the studio. But I wanted to create something for you with Easter coming up--a Primitive Freebie. So I created a sheet of Primitive Easter hangtags for you, with my own handpainted Primitive Annie on them. 

Primitive Annie Hangtags
I did add a little prim bunny to my handpainted Annie--that is a prim graphic. But the Annie was painted by me with watercolors. I just thought she needed a little bunny on her Easter dress. :)

If you click on the image above that will take you to my DropBox account for the full-sized PDF download. Please remember that my artwork and/or hangtags are copyrighted by me. You do NOT have permission to sell these tags or the artwork on them, nor to reproduce them (in whole or in part) for commercial use or sale in any way. Also note that the watermarks do not appear on the downloaded tags.

I hope you like the tags and I hope you have a Happy Easter.

12 January 2015

Grungy Heart with Pip Berries

I finally (finally!) made it back it to the studio after over a month! I've been rather obsessed with working on my genealogy lately. But my creative spark got big enough to need to play in the studio yesterday, so that's what I did. I had bought a plain muslin heart at JoAnn's last week--it was $2.99 regularly but I think it was 40% off. I am not a fan of sewing unless I have to, so this was great. A blank canvas just waiting to be made primitive. I meant to take a Before photo but forgot, of course. Here's the finished product though.

Grungy Primitive Heart

To make the Primitive Heart grungy I actually used watered down acrylic paint. Normally I would use my Grungy Sauce made from instant coffee etc. But I was already in my studio and didn't plan ahead enough to do the grungy part ahead of time in the house. So I watered down some paint and brushed it on with a foam brush a little at a time, dabbing off excess as I went. Then when I liked the look I used my heat gun to dry and set the paint.

Next I scrounged up some Pip Berries to add. The button was already on the heart, so I just used that to attach the pip berry sprigs to. Then I grabbed some homespun and and tied on a bow. And that's all there was to making this cute grungy heart that is perfect for Valentine's Day, or any day really.

02 December 2014

Primitive Christmas Tree in a Jar

Since I'm always looking for new ways to use Mason Jars, I thought I'd try something for Christmas this year. So I found a miniature Christmas Tree and decided to put it in the jar. 

Prim Tree in a Jar

I added some mica flakes for snow and added some rusty tin bells and pip berries inside as well. Then I added some pip berries to the jar and finished it off with a rusty tin star. After I finished it I was thinking it would be neat if it was lit up, so I may have to try that another time. But I think it's still cute this way too.

18 November 2014

Primitive Mitten with Pip Berries Ornie

I was feeling a hint of the Christmas spirit sneaking into my studio over the weekend, so I decided to take advantage of it and make a couple of things. This one is a grungy Primitive Mitten with Pip Berries ornie.

Grungy Primitive Mitten Ornie

I used some dark spray to create a quick grungy effect to the mitten. Then I added some sprigs of Pip Berries. I had a grungy primitive candy cane sitting around in my studio, so I stuck that in the mitten too. And then I added a little star pick and some mini pinecones, and finished off the ornie with a homespun tie. 

I won't be decorating for Christmas until right after Thanksgiving, but it's fun to get in the spirit a little early, don't you think?