Sunday, March 8, 2009

Handmade prims from the past......More feather tree ornie ideas too!

Awhile back I was discussing the wonderful wool feather tree's my dear friend Joanne makes and lil' ornies for these tree's. I found a couple more ideas in my picture files. For some reason, mostly to free up space on my have been going through my photo albums..... Just like around the house, I am terrible about throwing things away, it is the same on my many files! I am like a computer pack rat!
Anyhow, first the ornies, then just a few of my past creations!

Easy and fast to make! Again, I used Styrofoam balls. Some folks don't care to paint, so this is another option, little rag balls. In the top 2 photos I used an old calico quilt top, wrapped my lil's strips around the mini balls, aged them with vanilla coffee, and then used rusty safety pins for the hangers.
Then for the third picture, on that tree I used an old crazy quilt top. I used quilt tops because I thought an actual quilt would be too thick. You could also use your favorite fabric, Civil War prints, or wool of course! lol! I made balls and hand stitched little cones, hand dipped little birthday candles, rolled them in some spices and tucked them into the cones with a few drieds (Sweet Annie.) I used string as hangers.
Here is a small sampling of prims I have made, some published patterns, some my own, some spring thyme, some for anytime! A bit of stitching, felting, punching, hooking, etc...


Jenny said...

Love all the new items. I tell ya, I could have a prim tree for every holiday...I really could.

PS. I have passed on an award to you. You can pass it on if you like.

Big Hugs~


Hooked on Primitives said...

Thanks so much Jenny!! I think I picked up the right!!! Blessings and Hugs! Cathy

Joanne said...

Loved your photos Cathy - you certainly are talented - i have got to try those little rag balls - they are adorable!

Heather said...

what beautiful things!~