Sunday, March 1, 2009

Primitive Hen and Eggs

I finally made something for myself, something simple and took no thought, whatsoever.
I bought a prim wire basket and twiggy stuff and this week I made a Hen and eggs to go in it.
I used tan ticking for the Hen and red,blue and green for the eggs.
I used a pattern I found in an old library book and redid a few things, made us some egg shapes, sewed them, stuffed them and voila, easy decoration;)

"Can you imagine if that chicken actually laid eggs that big"
And that is Dora's butt.

I grunged them up with walnut and a bit of java spray. I buy the sprays from the scrapbooking supply area and mix it with a bit of water, it is dark, as is. Plus, by wetting the items first, it helps the stain to go into the material and soak into areas to get the blotchy look. Most antiques have water damage, so if you want to get a good prim look, water will give a more natural aged look.

This weekend I was lazy, I am working on a little cross stitch. I did start out with a pattern, then went crazy as usual and added my own things;) All I had was 18 count and my eyes are blurry. Today I hit Jo anns and found some nice linen/aida on sale, so that will be better to work on for projects.

Today we got snow, tonight we are getting more snow. Anywhere between 10 and 12 inches. I am not going to shovel, I am not going to shovel........


Stellar Creations said...

Wow, those turned out great. Good for you girl. I love them.


Jeanette said...

I love your hen and eggs! So cute!

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

They look prim and the hen looks proper! Worrying about laying eggs size was a hoot... Jo

Prim and Proper Folks said...

Oh my goodness...that hen and eggs is so darned cute! You did a great job...they look perfectly prim in that wire basket too. :-) Susan

Terry said...

I loved how those turned out.
That wire basket is very cool!


WoolenSails said...

I got the basket from a place called Milltown primitives in Mystic Ct. They have a nice turn around, so you always find new goodies when you go in.

You can check out their site, lots of nice pictures to look at.


coinguyslady said...

Thanks for stoping by my blog.I love your hen and eggs.