30 November 2011

Iron Skillet Wax Warmers For Sale

I have some wonderful Iron Skillet Wax Warmers that I am listing for sale. Brand new and perfect for gifts this holiday season. These are available via Google Checkout using the Add to Cart button below for $12, plus $6.95 shipping for one warmer. Each warmer will come with a tealight candle and one wax melt. Note that the wax melt you receive will vary from what is shown in the photo.

Iron Skillet Wax Warmer

Google Checkout (now known as Google Wallet) is highly secure; I have used it myself for years with never a problem. You will need to register to purchase with their cart. I do not have access to your credit card information using Google and it is not stored on this blog. However, if you'd prefer to purchase using Pay Pal, I can send you an invoice or you can send me $18.95 directly in Pay Pal (which includes the cost of shipping). You can use artchickstudio at gmail dot com as the email address. If you'd like for me to send you a Pay Pal invoice, just click on my Contacts link at the top of the blog and shoot me an email that includes your Pay Pal email address.

If you have any questions please let me know!

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Milk Bath Recipes

With the holidays upon us, I thought I would share some Primitive Recipes in December for country and Primitive Bath and Body products you might like to make yourself and give as gifts. It's still November as I type this, but I'll try to add a couple more recipes next month.

Milk Bath in a Milk Bottle

I'm starting with a Milk Bath recipe. I made a few different types of  Milk Baths when I had my retail store and online store too. You can easily Google "milk bath recipe" and get lots of ideas. But the three I'm listing below will give you a place to start. And my photos show you  a couple of ways that I packaged my Milk Bath powder.

Milk Bath Plastic

Milk Bath with Oatmeal
  • 1 Cup Corn Starch
  • 2 Cups nonfat Dry Milk powder
  • 1/2 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup finely ground Oatmeal
Process the Oatmeal in a blender or food processor. And Milk powder and mix. Pour into a bowl and add the remaining ingredients, and mix well. This makes about 4 cups of Milk Bath.

Buttermilk Milk Bath
  • 1/2 Cup nonfat Dry Milk powder
  • 1/2 Cup Dry Buttermilk
  • 1 Cup fine Sea Salt
  • 2 TBSP Cornstarch
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl until they are well blended. This makes about 2 Cups of Milk Bath. Note of caution: dry buttermilk can be stinky! This is not meant to a fragrant bath--it's designed for skin-softening only. You could always increase the dry milk and decrease the buttermilk if you find the buttermilk's odor too overpowering.

3 Ingredient Milk Bath
  • 2 Cups nonfat Dry Milk powder
  • 1 Cup Sea Salt (or Epsom Salt)
  • 1/4 TSP of Skin-Safe Fragrance
Mix the milk powder and the salt, then add the fragrance and mix until well combined.

Directions for use of Milk Baths: Use 3 TBSP or more to bath water to smooth and soften your skin.

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29 November 2011

Primitive Snowmen Hang Tags

I got a request from a prim sister at A Primitive Journey community for a primitive hangtag with a snowman on it. So after playing around a bit I decided to do one better and create two Primitive Hangtags with snowmen! Just click on the images below to view them full size. Then right-click and save them to your computer!

Primitive Snowman Hangtag Green

Primitive Snowman Hangtag

As always, these Primitive Freebies are free for your personal, non-commercial use. They are not to be used for resale purposes. And thanks to Gail at Country Life Graphics for the perfect and adorable Primitive Snowmen graphics!
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09 November 2011

Uses for Vintage Wooden Spools

A reader asked me for some ideas for using Vintage Wooden Spools today. I put a lot of thought into it, and made good use of Google, and found lots of inspiring ideas. So I thought I'd share those ideas with all of you, in case anyone else might be interested in this too.

Wooden spools are such wonderful Vintage Goods and are relatively easy to find at antique stores, garage sales, estate sales, and craft shows. They are great for repurposing to be used for Primitive Home Decor. The most obvious use of these great Primitive Finds is as candle holders. But in case you need some more ideas, I've created a collage from photos I found on the Web. And below that you'll find links to the websites where you can find these Vintage Wooden Spool creations. (Be sure to click on the image to view it full size.)

Vintage Wooden Spools

Of course, there can be many other uses for these types of wooden spools. If you have some other ideas, leave a comment and share. Would love to get some more creative inspiration! With the holidays upon us, you might be able to use some of these ideas to make some fabulous primitive Christmas gifts!

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07 November 2011

Primitive Crow Homespun Fabric Hangtag

I was in the mood to do something with fabric yesterday. Then I remembered I had some fabric ATC blanks that I hadn't used yet so thought I'd use one of those to create a Primitive Hangtag.

Primitive Crow Fabric Hangtag

First I grungy'd up the tag using some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist--always a nice, quick way to add a grungy effect. Then I stamped on a Primitive Crow design. I added some homespun across the top portion using some black paper fasteners, and I added one to the crow too to look like an eye. Then I added some extra homespun to the top of the tag and added a little spring of Pip Berries too.

I love the way this turned out. It will be perfect for a primitive gift this holiday season!

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