03 December 2015

Primitive Christmases Past

Time for another post about some of my favorite projects from Primitive Christmases Past. My last post was about Primitive Christmas Mitten Ornies. This one is just about favorite craft projects for Christmas in general.

This first one is a primitive ornie that I see all the time on Pinterest, so I must have done something right with it. I had actually made it to post on my Art Chick Studio blog in 2010. But after I finished it, it looked rather prim to me, so I posted here too. Any of you who have followed my blog for awhile, you know I don't much care for sewing. But this kind of project is small enough that it doesn't get the better of me. And it's less stress too because it's prim--so I know it doesn't have to look perfect to be prim!

Primitive Snowman Face Ornie

Snowman Face Ornie

In 2013, I decided to make a mini Primitive Christmas tree out of a cinnamon stick and homespun. I'd seen other prim crafters do something similar with a cinnamon sticks, so I wanted to give it a try. It's probably the smallest and easiest little tree I've ever made, and I think it turned out super cute.

Primitive Christmas Tree

How about this grungy primitive reindeer ornie from 2011, made from a muslin bag? Look, he even has pip berries for antlers. How cute is that?!

Primitive Reindeer Ornie

And hey, let's not forget about my Primitive Snowball Face Ornie from 2010. I had so much fun making this. actually made quite a few of them for an ornie swap I joined that year. It was really fun though and I love the little carrot nose, and the hat made out of a baby sock!

Primitive Snowball Ornie

 So there's my little treasury of Primitive Christmases Past. I hope you liked the little stroll down holiday memory lane. And I hope you are on Santa's Nice List this year so that he will bring you lots of wonderful Christmas goodies. Ho-ho-ho!

01 December 2015

Primitive Christmas Mittens

I've been so busy lately, since I started a full time long-term art teaching substitute position--I haven't had time for blogging, or even crafting. I am teaching all day then doing lesson planning each night, and trying to squeeze in work for master's degree classes too. The Hubs sees me so seldom that I doubt he even remembers my name!

But that being said, I have a rare night with not a lot of lesson planning to do, so I thought I'd do a couple of blog posts on some favorite Primitive Christmas crafts I've created in years past. I'll schedule one post for later so you will actually get at least two posts from me before Christmas!

For this first one, I thought it would be fun to post a sampling of the Primitive Christmas mitten ornies I've created. I love doing things with mittens because they are just cute and can be made inexpensively, and they're quick to make too. 

This first mitten ornie is from 2010 and it is one of my more popular Christmas posts, and I've seen this mitten show up on Pinterest a lot too. I love the color combo on it and that little bit of sparkle from the mica flakes.  I think the Primitive Heart gives it just the right touch. Click below to see the full post.

Primitive Heart Ornie

This next mitten ornie is from 2010. I decided not to grungy this one--just left it plain and simple. Sometimes simple is just better. And I like the added rusty tin snowflake too.

Primitive Snowflake Ornie

This one is also from 2011. I love this one because it is grungy, AND it has a primitive snowman face. What could be better?!  And the little touch of primitive homespun, and a rusty tin bell too, make it extra cute.

Primitive Snowman Mitten Ornie

 Finally, this last one is from 2014. I decided to do this one up with pip berries, a primitive candy cane, a prim star, and some mini pine cones. This one is grungy too, and I think it turned out pretty well.

Primitive Mitten Ornie with Pip Berries

So there you have 4 Primitive Christmas Mitten Ornies from Christmases Past. I hope they find you getting in the Christmas spirit. Another Christmas post to come! :)