Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Signs of a country crafter...




I went downstairs this morning in the kitchen and just got tickled at the thought of someone coming in wondering what in the heck I had hanging up.Last night I teadyed and baked my needlepoint cloth and a piece of burlap.It was damp and so I had to hang it up.
I laughed to myself when I thought of us crazy country crafters.How many times did our kids come home and wonder if the awesome cinnamon smell that filled the house was cookies,cinnabun candles or a doll,pinskeep or ornie cooking in the oven?And there's the good vanilla bottle for cooking and the economical big bottle for crafting,good cinnamon for cooking and economical big bottle for crafting,good coffee or tea for drinking and the old or cheap coffee or tea for crafting.
Have you ever had anyone think your morbid for having doll body parts everywhere and would it be Christmas without Mom making Christmas ornies?Do you use cool jars you don't want to throw away for other things,old jars for buttons or potpourri,dried mint,loose tea,tins for buttons,fasteners,ribbons,bowls for dried roses?How many of you use bottles or claypots for candles and salt shakers filled with cinnamon?Just see how pretty a blue glass is with a tealight stuck in it.And why throw away a perfectly good old cheese/vegetable shredder when you can throw a candle under it and see how pretty it shines through all the holes?Do you know how much fun it is to freeze water in a soup can and punch holes in it to place a candle in it or tea lights in a baby jar.Goodness,some people don't know how to live. ;) Some people's children.
We search the web for homemade recipes for detergent,the best uses for baking soda and vinegar,use old cloth,lace,quilts,buttons for dolls and ornies.There's hardly anything we don't tea or coffee dye,my husband says he'll hide his unders and socks if I touch them to dye.LOL We make our own pinskeeps and prim up the new pin holders.How many of you keep a pad and paper next to your bed,because when you close your eyes a new idea will come?We don't see things the same as others,when we look at something we want to change the color or design.And I can't look on any wall and not see a dried rose hanging off of something. :)
And I totally forgot about the rusted pins and bells,how many have asked you the question,"Why"?

2 comments:

MISS PRUDENCE said...

OH MY GOODNESS SOUNDS LIKE HOME TO ME... LETS NOT FORGET THE LOVELY SHADE OF BROWN OUR HANDS AND NAILS SEEM ALWAYS TO BE WEARING FROM ALL THE TEA ND COFFEE WE USE FOR STAINING AND DYING.....LIFE AT ITS BEST ...

Merrie. said...

I love your blog; I love prim things too and am a crafter, I love rusty things. People often think that I am too poor to buy new!!! LOL; I tell 'em it was new; I made it look old!!
Merrie