Thursday, January 21, 2010

Too much faux food?

Now I'm not saying that I don't cook, cause I do. But hub's comment this morning, "Are these real? You never know in this house!" got me thinking.

Maybe I should explain....

Over the past year I have made a few items of prim crafts that are based on real food. It started with 'chocolate 'Easter bunnies last year and progressed to cinnamon buns, candy apples and then the latest, strawberries covered in chocolate. Well last night I thought I would make a batch of cinnamon buns for hubs and DS. (the real variety) Thought they would appreciate them for breakfast! You really can't win, can you?

Chocolate covered strawberries anyone?

How do you like these? They are from a delightful pattern by Barb King of Prairie Harvest Arts. If you aren't a sewer or just don't have time I am offering 3 ready made strawberries individually wrapped with an aged tag for $10 plus P& P. Each strawberry is handcrafted by me from unbleached muslin, painted and then covered in faux 'chocolate'. Each has a stem made from an old fashioned nail. They measure approximately 4 1/2 in. wide X 4 1/2 in. tall (including stem). Because they are individually made no two will be exactly alike. These make wonderful bowl fillers. I've shown mine piled in a basket. They would make a lovely centrepiece for Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Apples For Sale!!!

Who doesn't love candy apples? I'm offering handmade "candy apples" 3 for $10 . These are adapted from a design by Kristal Norton of Rags N Tags. These are made from muslin, stuffed and painted and then coated and 'sprinkled' with faux nuts. No two will be exactly alike. Each comes wrapped in a cello bag tied with a homespun bow.
They will make adorable gifts for teachers or any apple collectors out there. I will attach a vintage Halloween/Fall or Thanksgiving tag to each for gift giving.
Apples are approximately 4 inches across and 7 inches tall Including stick.
Postage will be charged separately.
If you are interested in either the pumpkins or apples or anything else I have featured feel free to contact me at:
I look forward to your comments and to hearing from you.

Straight from the Pumpkin Patch: Pumpkins for Sale

Hi everyone. I am listing two sets of pumpkins for sale today. They are $12 for a set of three. You can choose between a prim orange or a set of prim white ones. These pumpkins are all hand made by me and are an adaptation of a design by Susan Dean of Threadbare Primitives. The stems are cinnamon sticks and all are embellished with moss. (all sizes are approximate)

Each set contains:

one large (6 inches across and 5 inches tall (including stem)

one medium ( 6 inches across and 4 1/2 inches tall (including stem)

one small ( 6 inches across and 4 inches tall)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Some of my Autumn Craft Projects

Pumpkin Crow Pie
Black Hat Society Reject

Olde Time Harvest

Just in case anyone is wondering what some of the projects look like here is a sample of them.