Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ornament swaps

I made these prim gingerbread ornaments for a prim swap. I should have started a week earlier and than I would have made them darker but by the time they dried it was too late. So if any of the prim swappers are reading this coat them with more stain and spices. I used cinnamon and apple pie spices or you can have one fall in bacon grease by accident. ;-) after sending the ornaments I also realized I didn't use my tea dyed material. The blog that gave me the idea for the ornies is Oodlekadoodle Primitives , except my ornaments look nothing like hers or what I wanted them too. I think I have it figured out now, my plan now is to make my pattern fatter, sew the two pieces with quilt batting on top and stain and rub with spices.

For the local AP group ornament swap, these are one set of ornaments I made, I'm still deciding on the other set. I found this tutorial to make the ornaments on this blog. I found her blog from a link for her cute macrame doll and that was what I was going to make, until my family called them skeletons, so I was thinking about how to dress them and stumbled upon her happy girl doll. I added a scarf to my ornaments. I need to keep a look out for colored hemp or twine and see if using that makes my dolls look more like dolls and not skeletons. :-)

I received this prim santa from another swap where we just made one prim ornament and mailed it to our secret swapper. Along with the ornie she also included a prim cake that smells wonderful. Thanks Lorna, I need to find your blog.

Hopefully soon I will upload the picture of the ornament I made for my swap partner.
In case your wondering yes I did finish all the posts today the 13th of November but that's how I roll. But at my house I'm always interrupted when I decided to blog so they set for awhile.


ArtMind said...

Ohh, I love the happy girl version with the scarf! Awesome work! SO glad you enjoyed teh tutorial! :)

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hi Allison, so glad you liked the santa and the cake!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Chirstmas!1

cottageprims said...

I did a swap with lorna and love her black santas! I recived your ornie today it is so sweet,I thought the little ginerboy was fine.Mung(my fatty dog) loved it too,he took off with it but he relized it wasn't a snack so didn't chew it.Hmmm maybe I got the one dipped in bacon grease.LoL just kidding.I really love it and it smells yummy.I'll be posting wednesday about it so stop by and visit.Harvest Blessings!~Amy

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...


I love the prim ornaments! I haven't done a swap in awhile, but the ones I have done were so much fun!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comment!

Have a great evening!

Debbie said...

I loved your little prim ornies! I have mine hanging close to the top of my tree! I love Lorna's black Santa too! You gals did wonderful on your ornies for the swap!

Debbie K