Sunday, January 25, 2009

Make ahead Christmas and Thrift Goodies

I belong to a group called An American Primitive Gathering. You can find our listings under USAPrim on ebay.
This weekend we had an online retreat and we worked on projects for next Christmas. It always seems like there is not enough time to make things for everyone, so this is a way to have things that we can give as gifts or sell on ebay.

I decided to make a piece from one of Primitive Betty'spatterns that she offers for free on her blog. It was a fun little piece and I kept it simple and prim. I think it is a great piece, because it can be used for Christmas or during the winter season.



Yesterday we got out for a bit and I hit our local savers. I love finding goodies that I can remake into things for the house. I found this cranberry scoop and plan on sanding it down and repainting it black. It will be great for putting yarns in or hanging from the pegs. I also found a vintage pattern book and a little basket that I can redo. It is fun decorating from thrifts;)

10 comments:

Karmen said...

I love your idea for the cranberry scoop! I had never seen one until now. I don't think one of those has ever made it down to Atlanta.

kelley said...

Love the pn piece from Betty's pattern...and that cranberry scoop will be a nice addition to your sewing room...

primitivebettys said...

Lovely SMILEY punch! :) Your thrift goodies are sure treasures!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

You snowman turned out so cute and what nice goodies you were able to find!
:)Ginger

Amanda Atkins said...

Hi Debbie! I just got your comment on my blog. haha, yes, I felt there was some battle of the sexes going on in that strange quote from my dream. I just wanted to stop by and say hi. I love your pirate girl banner!!!
Amanda

WoolenSails said...

For those who don't know, that pirate is me, haha.
I sent Annette (Huckleberry arts), a picture of me and told her to make it look like me;)

Debbie

Quilts And Pieces said...

Hi Debbie! Didn't know you started a blog! Gosh you have been busy! LOVE your rug you just made! And lvoe that cranberry picker thing!

Jacque said...

Hey Debbie...love your snowman PN!!! You are keeping so busy! And, nice finds at the thrift store. You rock.

Brenda said...

I love BOTH of those cuties! In my next life I will learn punch needle by the age of ten and instead of playing with dolls I will be hooking rugs by the age of 12...LOL!

Paula (october*moon) said...

Debbie, you do find the neatest things when you go antique/thrift shopping. Nice finds. Wish they had more things around this area.