I expect you are surprised to see me posting again so soon..
I have to keep you all on your toes.. smile..
I thought you might like to see what I did with the fabric labels that I posted about yesterday..
Here I tea dyed them first and then hung them out to dry..
Then today I cut or actually ripped each one out so as to have a torn edge..
After that I glued a piece of old music paper onto a piece of card stock and then sewed each cloth label on top of the music paper..
Used a bit of distress ink on the edges and add bits of lace, rick rack and buttons or whatever..
A bit of spray glue and glitter and a hole punched in the top and they are ready for packages or just to use as a card to mail out..
They were fun to do and did not take long once I got set up..
Here are a few close ups...
I will putter away doing these..
Then I wanted the reindeer that I bought from the dollar store to look a bit more aged shall we say ..
So I dropped one into the bleach and water concoction that I made up
for the little bottle brush trees below..
Remember they were red and green..
I loved how they turned out..
Very vintage and I will show you later the little gifts that I hope to make with them..
The reindeer didn't change in the solution so I added some of the distress ink and it worked perfect..
Planning a little reindeer theme because of these..
Aren't they something?
Bought them at the Thrift store..
A little bit rusted but of course I love that..
Terry is supposed to help me make a wreath with branches and boughs.. Soon.... smile..
Dug out my old red and white quilts today and started decorating the foyer..
Man, I am slow at getting stuff done..
Perhaps, it is because of a birthday looming here in a few days..
The BIG one..
I am blessed to be that old, though...
Just hard to count that many blessings... grin..
And I can't close without showing you something in food..
Well, my sweet Aunt Eleanor phoned me a week or two ago and as always we talked about my Gram..
Her and Dad's mother..
She was giving me some frugal tips for cooking that my sweet Gram used..
One of them was this..
Bread and Potato Hash..
Gram had 14 kids so she had to be frugal and my aunt was telling me some of her little tips..
When Gram had a bowl of cold boiled potatoes left she would put some bacon fat in a cast iron frying pan and add a couple of onions and start frying them up..
Then she would add whatever cold boiled potatoes that she had left over from the day before along with some pieces of day old bread..
Salt and pepper..
When this was beginning to warm through then Gram would take her cutter..
It was a tin can with the bottom cut out and the top pierced..
She would chop chop until it was all like a hash..
Her little secret was to throw in some summer savory that she had grown in the garden and dried out..
I told my Aunt that I could remember that and was so glad she reminded me..
As soon as I had a few potatoes left over I gave it a try and of course we both loved it...
I hope you try it, too..
You do need a cast iron frying pan though ...
Dear old Gram... Bless her heart..
Well, sweet ladies that is all for tonight except for this..
For each of you followers who leaves me a comment I will put your name in a bowl.. Dear hubby will draw names and I will send you each one of my little labels..
I will let you know on Thursday..
I will send out five of them..
Thank you for all of your sweet comments yesterday..
Sorry, I didn't get back to you this time..
Sometimes, I can answer each comment and other days I just don't get to it..
I hope you understand..
Love and Prayers..