THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK

THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A FAVORITE CRAFTER...

Some people don't like to be called a "crafter" but I certainly don't mind...sewing is my "craft"....Dianne Galloway has been making things for us for over 20 years - she is an excellent and imaginative crafter.  Dianne started with framed samplers and then dolls of all kinds.  She was NOT primitive and I had to teach her it was okay to make the items look "dirty"....we had a good laugh last night cause now I am trying to get her not to make things so "dirty"..I love olde and worn but not the extreme prim look - it is not popular with me or most of our customers.  Like the rest of the gals....HALLOWEEN...is her favorite holiday to make treasures for us.  Here is Dianne...at our Witches Nite Out...
And here are the treasures she made for the store....
...the eggs and peeps are made from wool felt and stuffed with rags.  She used "food coloring" to dye the wool and added vintage ribbon ( Dianne has the best collection of antique ribbons)  The same with the little eggs.   The bunnies on springs are made of paper mache and hand painted.  The "tag" in the center is aged osnaburg and hand stitched...some say "Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's way"  and some say "SPRING...when everything olde becomes new again"  ( I love that saying and wrote it on one of the slateboards in the store)  And last but not least...the Chickadee's.....oh so sweet.  Paper Mache head and body, painted stick legs with panteloons,  hand painted wings - and a pretty dress.  They all have their own "prize" egg that they found at the egg hunt !!  Dianne's treasures just made the store look so special today!

6 comments:

Holly Hills Primitives said...

What a talented "crafter" you have! Love the chicks - just awesome. Hope you take lots of pics of the shop to share. Have a good week, Dawn

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

What talent, wow. Love the chickie with the shawl.

moosecraft said...

Special indeed! They are all so sweet! :-)

ctlogcabin said...

Judy ~~ Everything looks Wonderful,
and you do have the Best Crafters, Artists, & Customers ... always Fun
things going on at the Cinnamon Stick !!
Love & Hugs ~ Connie ~ xox
PS ~~ Fingers crossed for good weather tomorrow !!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I think being called a crafter would be a HUGE compliment! Of course, this is coming from a non-crafter, so there ya go. ;-)

It all looks lovely, makes me more than ready for Easter.

Thank you so much for the kind words and prayers on my blog, it really meant a lot. :-)

Have a wonderful Thursday,
Anne

becky said...

Im so ready for Spring and easter,wow.lol Im a new follower to your blog,I love it! cant wait to visit again soon...Im from Pennsylvania as well!~~Becky