Friday, September 25, 2009

New Witch and Thrift find

I finished a new witch last week, but wasn't sure what to do with it.
It is a larger piece and I just didn't want to make it into a pillow and I am too lazy to make something wood to put it on.
Tonight I attached a black quilted piece to it. It gives it a nice look and I figure it can still be put on something this way. I see a lot of people selling flat pieces and the nice thing, is the buyer can use it on their favorite item. What do you think about flat pieces?
What do you think of this piece? I was thinking of putting it on ebay tomorrow. It is an adapted pattern from an old post card. The original hag, was sitting in front of a fireplace. I do have the other witch scanned in for a pattern, but I was waiting for this one, so I could offer them both in the same pattern.



I also have been experimenting with hugo and felix items for Lynette and made a mess of this one. It was supposed to be a business card holder with hugo and felix. I made a mess of the sewing, should have done it by hand instead of by machine;)
Then I used wool threads in a tiny area and hugo and felix are a mess.



I was feeling better today and finally got out of the house. I hit Jo anns, love coupons, used printed ones and ones I get in the mail. You can sign up and get ones online and have them mailed to your house, and they allow you to use both as long as the numbers are different. While in the area, I had to hit Savers and glad I did. I found a bunch of old rug hooking magazines, so I took them all. The bad thing is they smell musty, didn't notice that until I got home. My big find of the day was a Belleek cat covered dish. It was only 5 dollars and I know they go for a lot more, so I took it. I collect cats, but not fancy ones, so it will probably become a gift.

8 comments:

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I LOVE your needle punch witch rug!!! and I even love the one with the dog and cat...I collect cat stuff too... have a wonderful weekend.:)

primitivebettys said...

More great finishes! Happy to hear you felt good enough to get out & about for a bit... cute cat find too! :) Wish I could offer you a suggestion to get rid of the musty smell on the mags... maybe leave them in the garage on on the porch for awhile?

Smiles,

Betty

Joanne said...

Debbie - i think flat pieces would work for some people too - gives them options.

About your musty mags - i remember an email once about dryer sheets - put in sealed baggie or airtight container with some bounce dryer sheets (i'm sure any kind would be fine) for a few days - put a few between random pages - heard that works with baking soda in a sealed container too - makes sense - baking soda removes fridge odors

appleberrycottage said...

Debbie,
I've also seen the "mini rugs" sold on ebay. I've thought of trying to sell one that way, but haven't. I don't know if some doll house collectors use them as rugs?? If it's a larger piece, it could also be used under a votive, or other candle.
Laura

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi Debbie!....I just wanted to pop in to say thank you for visiting my blog!....your needle punch items look wonderful!....have a great Sunday!

Janet

Dixie said...

Love your hooked witch piece, Debbie! Glad you are feeling better.

Dixie

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Debbie, your newest witch pn is stunning! I love the idea of flat pieces. it does get tiring doing the same old thing with the pn. I think you will do wonderful with them.! The buyer can do whatever they want with it.

Sharon said...

You amaze me with your needle punch. I wish I could take a class from you. You get such good texture!! You should teach at the Prim of the Midwest!!

Sharon in NE