Saturday, May 14, 2011

What I have been up to lately

It has been a busy, crazy week. Yesterday we had some sun and it was beautiful.
I finished my pin keep and mailed it out. My swap partner was Amy at Cottage Prims.
I used the Prim Bird Pattern from Sassafras Hill primitives. I printed the pattern so that there were two sheets on each page so that the bird would be small enough for a pin keep. Worked great. I do that with a lot of patterns, especially if I want to try them out before committing to a large one. My first pin keep, I liked it so much I made one for myself.
I got this stuff after Christmas at Target. They had bags and bags of it for 10 cents a bag, clearance. So I bought a lot of them. I was thinking I could use it for something, not sure what. Well it is not really a blanket like batting, it is just a big bag of filling with a little bit of glitter in it. If you are stuffing it inside of something that doesn't really matter so I am now glad I bought so much. Keep a look out after Christmas next year because this is a seriously great buy I think.
Two of these heavy duty hangers, 2.99 at Mardens.

Took out the insides of one, hooked the chain through the edges of both to hold them together. Well I planted the bottom one with a viney plant. Hmmm can't remember the name, but it gets little white flowers on it haha. The plant will hopefully fill in the ball. First time doing it so we shall see. I made a smaller one as well as this one is really heavy and quite large. Probably about 16 in. diameter.

I made one of the tabletop displays that i saw in APP magazine.  I really like the fact that I can move everything all at once if I need the table for other things. For instance a big craft project that should be done in the craft room.  

Well that is a few of the things I did recently. I have more on my camera but those will have to be later. I hope everyone is having a great weekend.



  1. Everything looks wonderful! It needs to stop raining here! I can't do anything until it does~
    Today I got some great bargains and I am excited to get them planted!
    Have a good weekend!

  2. hi, Kat
    Goodies~ great job on your first pinkeep~ prim cute!The basket is going to beautiful all filled out!!!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. I love the prim pinkeep.Will post soon been so hectic and with blogger down 2 days trying to get caught up.The idea with the planting ball is so neat going to have to try it.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  4. Your pinkeep turned out great ~ Amy is going to love it.
    What a great idea to put the two planters together. You'll have to show us how it looks when the vine fills it in.
    Your table display looks wonderful!
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Prim Blessings

  5. Your pinkeep turned out great! ~*~Lisa

  6. love your pinkeep and that mini table (I have one just like it)...from you!!

  7. Great job on your pin keep, so prim!

    Love the plant in the ball idea! I bet it would look awesome on one of the garden ball pedestals too....


  8. Hi Kat, love the pinkeep!! You did a great job. Great idea on the plant ball. And I also love your table top display.
    Have a great Sunday!!

  9. I was just admiring your pinkeep on Amy's blog . . . it's so adorable! I love your plant ball idea too!