Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ditty Bags

Amy at Bumble Bee Lane hosts primitive swaps that I enjoy participating in.  The theme this time was Ditty Bags.  I saw a picture of a similar ditty bag and recreated it.  The muslin bag has a calico pocket that the little prim doll will nestle in.  It was a fun project and would be perfect for a little girl to take to church to keep her occupied.

I also included an antique cheese slicer that would be great for slicing beets or carrots in a wavy pattern.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Land of the Free

I love America!  To celebrate Independence Day I made this book.  It reminds me of some of the symbols of our freedom.
Front Cover
Constitution--Statue of Liberty
Liberty Bell--National Bird, the eagle
Liberty Bell seen through window--The right to bear arms
Close up of previous page
Freedom of Religion--Freedom of the Press
Washington Monument resting on copy of music for Star Spangled Banner (national  song)--Lincoln Memorial , White House and pledge to the flag
Back Cover Preamble to the Constitution

The chipboard book is from Bo Bunny, Images--stock photos, Embellishments--Bo Bunny, K&C Company, LaPetites, Stickabilities, and Hobby Lobby.

Happy Birthday America!