07 April 2014

Rusty Tin Loaf Pan Mini

You know, sometimes when you want to give a Primitive Gift, but you aren't sure how to wrap it, it just takes a little scrounging to find the answer. Case in point, Primitive Melts. I had some melts and I wanted to give them as a gift. But how to wrap them? They are small and cute, but not very appealing just all by themselves. So I started scrounging through my stash o'goodies in my studio and found a mini Rusty Tin loaf pan. Perfection!

Rusty Tin Loaf Pan Gift
I just put my melts inside the loaf pan, and then wrapped some homespun around it. then I put it all in a clear cello bag and added some more homespun. I'm sure I've had these rusty tin pans sitting around for quite some time. I don't tend to throw goodies like that away--you never know when you might need them. So I'm glad I had them! Nothing says 'Primitive' like rusty tin and homespun! :)

02 April 2014

Robin Eggs Wax Melts

It's April so it's time to think Spring, y'all! And what could be more Spring-like that Robin Eggs?!

Robin Eggs Primitive Wax Melts

I had these Primitive Wax Melts tucked away in my stash of melts, so I bagged them up and I'm thinking I'll send them as a RAK to a friend. What could be a better gift for the start of Spring. :) But just in case you're wondering, no, I didn't make these. I can't even remember where I bought them truth be told. But I love them just the same.

31 March 2014

Doodle Bunny Pattern

Since I have been so focused on painting and art journaling lately, I haven't really done very much primitive crafting. But I don't want you all to think I've forgotten about you! So for this last day of March I thought I'd create a quick little Primitive Pattern for you. It's a Doodle Bunny. Just a little doodle that would be perfect for some bowl fillers, or shelf sitters, or even as some ornies.

Just click on the image below and that will take you to the PDF download of my Doodle Bunny.


I hope you like it. I'm still pretty focused on doing my art in my studio, but I will try to find some goodies to share with you in April. Hope you have a Happy Easter!

10 March 2014

Speckled Eggs

I decided to have a little spatter and speckle fun in my studio yesterday. I had some egg-shaped gourds in a basket in my kitchen, so I thought it would be neat to get out my Grungy Sauce and make some Speckled Eggs!

Primitive Easter Speckled Eggs

 I just dipped an old toothbrush into my ever-ready Grungy Sauce and then pulled the bristles back to make the sauce spatter all over the "eggs." Then when they were dry I filled a rusty tin bucket with some Spanish moss and topped it off with the "eggs." A perfect little Primitive Easter table decoration.

03 March 2014

Canned Pears Primitive Wax Melts

You know, every time I start to do some digging or re-organizing in my house and/or studio, I always come across something that I've tucked away and forgotten about. Case in point: these Primitive Wax Melts that are pear-shaped and smell like creamy vanilla and pears.

Canned Pears Primitive Wax Melts

My, but do they smell heavenly! They have a light dusting of cinnamon on them too. And they're all tucked in a Mason Jar with rusty tin lid too. So cute. These are a leftover from when I used to sell prims, so they've been sitting here for awhile. But being in the jar must have helped because they still smell so good! This is a great way to give wax melts as a gift, that's why I loved selling them this way. :)

24 February 2014

Bird and Pip Berries Basket

I was out in the studio over the weekend, mostly working on new art journal pages and a new mixed media painting. But I also squeezed in a little time to create this Bird and Pip Berries Basket to share with you.

Bird and Pip Berries Basket

Even though it's still super cold here in Ohio, I'm trying to think of birds singing and the arrival of spring (eventually!) as much as possible. So this was my attempt to ignore the winter chill. The Pip Berries are two shades of a yellow, along with a pastel green. And I thought the bird looked cute perched in there. :)

17 February 2014

Shabby Prim Fabric Hang Tag

I've been so focused on doing my art and art journaling lately that I haven't done a lot of crafting. I'm sorry for that. But sometimes I just have to switch gears and follow what my creative spirit is telling me to do. I do want to share something with you today, so I hope you'll like this Shabby Prim Fabric Hang Tag.

Shabby Prim Fabric Hang Tag

I really don't sew often. I don't enjoy it much. ;) But every once in awhile I don't mind doing it, especially when it's something small like this. It's different, and definitely a little bit shabby and a little bit primitive.