Here's my giveaway! A charming small black, white and cream journal. This was fun making up! I used a paper mache notebook and covered it with a wonderful black, white and cream slightly embossed scrap booking paper. I attached an old photograph of woman on the front, I punched 4 holes into the book and picture and ran black floss through it and tied it on the inside. I looped a black ribbon around the binding of the book and attached an old skeleton key (its an antique one) with coffee dyed cheese cloth to the ribbon. The journal measures 4"x6" Just a cute little decorating accent for your home from me to you. It's been WON!
Fooled ya! You'll have to scan down to see the black, white and cream pieces. I had a few requests for more of these ditty bags, so here is another. Note: I am still in search for more of these old linen towels that I am using for these(so check back often if you are too late for this one). Anyways, this ditty bag has a willow tree hand stitched on to it. It is an old piece of linen dish toweling with small tears in it and then I grunged it up with coffee. I made a drawstring slot and slid in a dyed piece of roping that's nice and long. I attached 2 rusty bells by a rusty safety pin and also a willow tree hang tag also attached by a rusty pin. Also is an antique skeleton key. I put a generous bundle of fragrant sweet annie into the sack. The sack measures 7"x8". Looks so cute dangling from a nail or hook.
Cost is $22.00 which includes shipping (USPS priority mail)
Willows and Crows Pinkeep
This little pinkeep was cross stitched on 14 count thread fiddlers cloth. I have 2 folky little birds, 2 willow trees, the year 1803 and a black bow. I attached a black cord style ribbon by two rusty safety pins and tied them in a bow for hanging, I like how the black bow compliments the black cross stitched bow. I also attached a willow tree hang tag and 2 cream buttons. Everything can be detached if desired. On the back I used toile fabric and I have a little sewn pocket that I put a little tied sprig of sweet annie into. The entire pinkeep was dyed with coffee and stuffed with snipets of fabric and some crushed walnut shells. A sweet piece to hang on a hook or remove the ribbon and use for your pins or can even be used as a bowl filler. It will come signed, dated and copyright 2009 by me on a tag I slipped into the pocket.
Cost is $29.00 includes USPS priority shipping
This sweet small sheep with a Shepherds Hook style hanging star is great for the sheep lover! It simply says "Wool" and of course was stitched in black, white and cream! My stitching was done on coffee dyed osnaburg and I used a black distressed deeper set small frame. The measurements are about 9"x9", there is glass and a sawtooth hanger. A plain and simple piece for a primitive sheep lover!
Cost $38.00 includes USPS priority mail shipping