Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Been working

Hi Blog Friends!
It's a beautiful day here in the valley.
Blue skies, light breeze with a temp of 72.
All the colors in the yard are so vibrant right now~
I love Spring!

Well I've been slowly getting my mojo back and finished a couple of prim horses so far.

This one is rather large and stands on a base.

I used brushed swede for their bodies. The saddles are wool.
Their bodies are darker in person. 

The little one here has stick legs~ isn't he cute!!
They were made from a pattern by Jackie Schmidt TFC Folkart.

Then I ordered a bunch of wool bundles from Margie at Hungry Hook Primitives so I could make me a few penny mats.

I was at a chain craft store in the mall a few weeks ago and seen a beautiful penny mat I thought would look wonderful on my dining room table, but then when I seen it cost $75 bucks; I thought good grief I can make that!

I have most of the pennies blanket stitched together and still need to stitch them to the osnaburg fabric. I'm loving how they're turning out~

I went to a flea market last Saturday and found 4 very nice ladder back chairs at a steel!
I am going to turn them into make do chairs! 
I've seen so many on the net and found some tut's, so wish me luck! Hopefully next week I can start working on them.
So that's what I've been up to this week~
How about you? What have you been up to?

Have a great week!


  1. Oh Jean, you have been busy. Love the horses, how nice. You sure could make your own penny rug, you are "sew" talented. I am working on items for a show this weekend. Hopefully it will all pull together. Haven't done one in a while. Blessings ~Sara

  2. Love the Horses! So cute! And your penny rug is looking good. That's one thing I have on my to-do list is to learn to make a penny rug! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi Jean,
    glad you got your mojo back, mines been mia for a few days! Having to deal with our cell phone carrier and upgrading from very old phones to the simpler LG800 really shouldn't be that big of a deal, but since last Friday we still don't have active cells!!!!! I lost my patience and pulled out my hair yesterday. Not a big deal for me, but my hubby needs his to be called to work!!!!
    Anyway, hoping to get crackin' again in the morning! Your new projects are awesome and can't wait to see the penny mat.

  4. Love the horses, they look great! You are doing quite well on that penny rug, too.
    I have been getting things together for a show in a couple weeks and also stuff for my space at a new antigues/prim shop I am now in. So, I've been kinda busy myself.

  5. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the horse on the base.


  6. Glad you are feeling better. I love, love those horses, they are wonderful!!! Love your penny rugs too, make sure and show your chair make do's. Love your talent Jean. Hugs, Lecia

  7. Love your horses Jean!! Take care, Janice

  8. Your horses are rather AWESOME! Can't wait to see what you do with your chairs! ~*~Lisa

  9. Jean, the horses are adorable. The fabric and trims you used are perfect. Have fun with the penny rug, I know what you mean about the prices. For something reasonably easy to make, I don't know why they cost so much. I can't wait to see yours finished.

  10. I absolutely LOVE your horses Jean!! So perfectly sweet! And I can't wait to see what you do with the chairs! I love make-do chairs - only wish I had room here for one (or more)....Hope the day was good to you....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  11. Oh Jean ~ you are so creative ~ Love the horses!!! Lately I've been making some Jackie Schmidt dolls ~ love her patterns.
    Can't wait to see what you do with the chairs!!!
    Prim Blessings

  12. Love the horses!!
    Can't wait to see what you do with the chairs.

  13. Hello Jean,thanks for visiting my blog,thought I would say hi and join yours. The horses are purely prim,great job. I`m knew at this blog thing and still learning as I go. So nice to meet you,Blessings Francine.

  14. I absolutely love the horses--just prim perfect!
    The pennies are wonderful, too.
    Looking forward to seeing the make-dos!!!!!

  15. Awesome horses!!! I love them. -Steph-

  16. Wow Jean you have been busy.. I jsut luv the adorable..My neice would think you were god if she could see them...

    Most always us crafty people can create those $75 items ourselves for a third the cost..just a matter of time..and supplies..
    Can't wait to see your finished and decorating your table..

    Have a Great week!


  17. Just love both of your horses, they turned out so CUTE!!!!

  18. Jean love your horses! Glad you got your mojo back! Your penny mats are looking great!I am having fun making them too.Have a great day,Jen