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Spring Sheep

Good Morning!

Just wanted to share a sweet little sheep spindle bobbin I’ve recently finished. Like a lot of my creations, it is very sweet and simple. He is about 14″ tall and would be a wonderful piece to display all year round.

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Still waiting for it to warm up here in Michigan…it seems like spring has forgotten us this year! My little nephew and I are going to do Easter eggs today so it will be a lot of fun. Hope everyone has a blessed Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord!

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Posted by on March 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Easter Treats

It’s hard to believe, but Easter is just around the corner already…Along with anxiously waiting to work in the yard, I am really looking forward to trying out some new Easter and Spring recipes. I found this cookie recipe today that I wanted to share. They are simple really but their spring colors are soooo pretty!

 

One great idea that one of my many wonderful sisters-in-laws came up with was an Easter cookie decorating party. We got all of the nieces and nephews together the day before Easter and she hosted an Easter Egg and Cookie Decorating party. We did this for several years and it was so much fun. We also all had lunch together and we all had Easter eggs and cookies to take home. And it was a wonderful way to spend time with our growing family as well!

And of course I want to share with you some calorie-free Easter treats as well…if you click on the photos you can view them in my Etsy shop:

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Until next time, hope everyone has a wonderful, blessed day!

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Waiting For Spring…

As the days grow longer and the sun shines just a bit stronger, gardeners everywhere anticipate spring and being able to work in their gardens yet again. And I’m no exception. The daffodils’ first leaves are beginning to peek at me from amidst the lingering patches of snow, telling me spring is on its way. As a lifelong Michigander, I know that I still have to wait patiently. April ice storms and blizzards are not uncommon around here. But my thoughts are still turning to the garden…

 

One thing I like to think about is what type of annuals I’m going to plant in my containers…I always say I’m going to shake it up a bit and try something different, but it seems I always go back to my favorite purple and lavender color schemes. There is something about those colors that are just so soothing to me.

And I have also found some really awesome solar lights for my garden this year too…What I love about them is that they repurpose old mason jars, which I have dozens of, and that they also have a quaint and rustic charm. I liked them so much that I even got extra to offer on my website. I got solar lids that screw onto any quart size Mason jar. And then I also got wire Mason jar hangers. You can use them to hang the Mason jars from shepherd’s hooks throughout the garden. And with these caddies, you can put votives in the Mason jars as another option instead of the solar lids…

solar lidjar hanger

You can find them here:  http://www.mondayschildprimitives.com/store/WsDefault.asp?Cat=Garden

What are your plans for your garden this year? Hope everyone has a beautiful almost-spring day!

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

For The Love Of Fabric

I have to be honest….I love fabric. Always have, always will. Even as a child, one of my favorite things to do was to go to the fabric store with my mom. (Remember those good old days when there were still fabric stores like Minnesota Fabrics?) While other kids were watching cartoons or outside playing, I’d be with mom looking with wonder at all of the fabrics, buttons, and notions. Maybe picking out the fabric for that new Easter dress mom was making for me….She has been and still remains my biggest teacher and inspiration for all things sewing.

And now that I am getting my new website up and running, I am so excited to be able to offer some fabrics for sale. Since they just naturally are part and parcel of primitives, I just love homespun fabrics. I noticed that they are often harder to find in some areas or you have to buy it in larger quantities. I am hoping that by offering it in smaller assorted bundles of quarter yards at a reasonale price, other crafters can get a good assortment for their projects at a nice price. The hard part for me is to not use all the fabric myself:)

Here are some of the fabrics I have recently added…

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You can view these fabrics and more in my Supplies section here:

http://www.mondayschildprimitives.com/store/WsDefault.asp?Cat=Supplies&Sub=13&isThumbs=No&Thumbs=

I hope to be adding lots more in the near future…Until next time, peace and blessings to you! Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Sweets For Your Sweetie

Happy Valentine’s Day! I keep saying I’m going to post more often and here it has been another 3 months since my last post…I want to share a yummy recipe with you today that is super fast and easy but that your sweetie will love.

Before I share the recipe I want to tell you I’ve been really busy with Monday’s Child Primitives and have been working towards all of those goals I’ve set. Well, I finally realized one of those goals yesterday. After much work and waiting our new website finally went public. Still needs some work but it is a huge start. Would love to have you check it out:

http://www.mondayschildprimitives.com/

And now for that recipe…these yummy brownies are so simple and quick to make but your sweetie will think you spent all day in the kitchen! I baked some for my sweetie and they smell soooo good!

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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On The Side…

Happy Sunday everyone! As we gear up for the big feast, thought I’d share a recipe for a wonderful take-along side that I’m excited to try…

 

And to kick off the holiday season, I am offering 15% off all orders from now through Sunday November 25th! Just use coupon code TAKE15. Be sure to check out my shop for some wonderful gifts. We have a large selection of hand-crocheted dish cloths that are great for stocking stuffers as well as many unique ornaments and prims that make lovely gifts…

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MondaysChildPrims

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Season’s Sparkle

During this hectic season, parties are on most people’s lists. And those parties usually mean dressing up a bit…everyone wants to look their best. Jewelry can often dress up a more plain outfit and turn something ho-hum into fabulous! This gorgeous necklace by Sarah of Star Jewels would be just the thing….

Christmas flower necklace wire wrapped with green and red gemstone beads

http://www.etsy.com/listing/83826390/christmas-flower-necklace-wire-wrapped

And these lovely hairpins from Sora Creations are glamorous pieces of jewelry in their own right…A joint venture between two lovely and talented ladies, Dora and Sophia, this shop is brimming with beautiful pieces…

Handmade Rhinestone Button Bobby Pin Set,  Vintage Style Accessory

http://www.etsy.com/listing/114512536/handmade-rhinestone-button-bobby-pin-set

To add pizzaz to any holiday outfit, these gorgeous earrings by Deni of Cutterstone are just the thing…Check out her shop to see all of the beautiful pieces made by her and her husband…

Red Gold Heart Earrings Matte Red Magatama Beads Valentines Day

http://www.etsy.com/listing/84289603/red-gold-heart-earrings-matte-red

Don’t forget to treat and pamper yourself a little this holiday season! You are worth it! Have a wonderful day!

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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