Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Freebies!


I usually have a giveaway for my birthday, but this year the time got away from me. I also like to give everyone a gift, so I worked on a design this week.  These are for you, to use anyway that you would like, as gifts or for sale and you can change things if  you like.

I made up three different designs, the first can be done as a punch needle or stitchery.



This one is a star. I was thinking it might be fun to appliqué it with wool, onto a large stuffed star and sit it on a shelf. Or you could do it in punch, appliqué or stitchery and attach that to a large stuffed star.


And the last one is in the shape of a tree. Another piece that can be done in appliqué, stitchery or punched, either on a stuffed tree shape or onto a tree shape if you are punching it. I left the star on top as an idea, for me, I would add a rusty star to the top of the tree. You can use a star button or make a star with wool.

These designs were just done up, so I haven't had time to try some myself, so hopefully I can make some this week. There is no set size, I made them so they fill the paper, when printed out.


Today I had a nice day, relaxing and some fun shopping. One of the things I found today was an old washboard. I loved that it said Yankee on it, and on the other side, it has clearer writing for the company name. The only bad thing is I notice how musty it is. Would love ideas on how to get rid of the musty smell so I can hang it in the house. I know a lot of you buy antique pieces and would love to be able to enjoy them without the mustiness making me sick.

The board is a lot darker in person, the flash lightened it up.


14 comments:

Allie said...

LOVE the nativities - thank you Debbie! They are wonderful!!! And Happy Birthday!!!

Great washboard, not sure about the smell but I'd try febreeze.

Podunk Pretties said...

Happy Birthday!
You might try wrapping the washboard with newspaper. Then place in a large tote with a can of coffee, charcoal or borax. Since the wood is protected by the newspaper you could pour one of the 3 in the tote, put the lid on and let it set for a few days. I've also heard that you can wipe down wood with a vinegar dampened cloth, immediately wipe dry.
Good luck!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday, Debbie♪♫♪ and thank you for these lovely designs - I like all of them. ^^

Raymond Homestead said...

Happy Birthday! Love your designs, so very nice of you to share! Maybe put the washboard in a sealed bag with some dryer sheets for a few days?

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Happy Birthday! :) Thank you for the designs. :)

Karen said...

Thank you for the designs. Nice of you to share on your birthday.

I have two of the scrub boards. One belonged to my mother and I remember her scrubbing white socks on it.

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

Very nice Debbie! Wish I had time to do something creative with your cute drawings! I can't wait to see what you come up with! It will be wonderfully prim...

Fiona said...

lovely nativity designs.. thanks for sharing...x
Hugz

Linda said...

THANK YOU FOR SHARING THESE! I WILL USE THEM IN MY EMBROIDERY PROJECTS!

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Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Happy birthday! I love the designs! Thank you!! :)

Saundra said...

Darn, now I wonder what I ever did with my two antique washer boards. Could be I got rid of them to downsize one of the times I (we) moved.

Love the antique rug under the wash board.

Saundra

Saundra said...

OOPS, happy belated birthday.

Saundra

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you for the inspirational design! I love it!

Lori said...

What precious designs! Happy belated birthday Debbie!