It's been a long love of mine, primitive things...especially holiday decorations. I swear I could live in Walnut Grove, just like the Ingalls did back in the day, with only the bare necessities, (I'd need my IPhone though), but I just love the worn, distressed, rustic, antiqued look of days gone by. Every year, I love to sew more stitcheries to display throughout my home, and this year I started with some wonderful E-patterns from Primitive Stitches, and created some sweet little needful things for Halloween. I hope you enjoy!
For these first few projects, I created a Halloween candle mat and some distressed tags to add to goodie jars that I will give away as gifts. So fun and soooo easy to create! If you've never tried stitcheries like this before, these are extremely easy to begin with. A few colors of DMC floss, some coffee-stained muslin, (I stained my own muslin from this recipe), some natural quilters batting and some homespun fabrics are all you need for these little goodies.
To give the tags a little more "stiffness" I used a fabric stiffener to spray on the stitchery when I was finished. I love how these projects turned out.
For my next project, I created a towel band for a simple black tea towel, from yet another awesome E-pattern by Primitive Stitches. Towel bands are a first for me, and judging by my love for this one, it won't be my last. I can hardly wait to get my hands on some Christmas and Winter patterns. I hope you enjoy! :)
I really love how simple and sweet these little stitcheries dressed up a black-checked tea towel.
Well thank you all so much for stopping by today, they'll be more projects posted soon! I hope you enjoy my projects today, and please don't forget to check out Primitive Stitches for all your Primitive E-patterns!
Have a great day friends....