Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Just in time for Halloween

My new primitive e pattern is now for sale with the printable book cover, bottle label and small Witchy Woman sign included. Quick and easy Witch Hat and Spell bag to make from black wool felt.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Printing on fabric- a better way

I have been printing on muslin or osnaburg for my crafting projects for years. I  have been ironing the fabric to freezer paper, then printing with fair amount of success. Sometimes the paper would jam which was a pain and it ruined the fabric. Sometimes I could not get the printer to "grab" the paper into the feed.

I saw a new idea on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. This is not for laser printers. I have an Epson that uses "Dura Bright" ink.

Spray a light coat of adhesive spray to a sheet of plain card stock.
By hand smooth out the fabric onto the card stock, trim off any stray threads that may fall off in the printer.
Place in the manual feed tray of your printer and print as normal.

Pull the fabric off the paper and much to my surprise the paper was still fairly tacky. I was able to attach another piece of fabric and print again four more times without having to spray adhesive again.

The card stock is stiffer and feeds thru my printer so much easier than the freezer wrap. It's nice that the paper is the correct size and I do not have to bother cutting up freezer paper and getting out the iron.

You can get that spray at most craft stores, it's about $8.00 so be sure to use a coupon!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ball Mason Jars 100 years of American Heritage

These are the new reproduction anniversary Ball Perfect Mason Jars. 1913 - 1915 100 years of American Heritage. Made in the U.S.A. embossed on the back of the jar.
For one year, Ball jars will be manufacturing the collector pints. Sometime in 2014 they will release a American Heritage Quart jar for one year only.
Made in America, these jars are beautiful for floral arrangements and mason jar crafts. I have a Pinterest board  full of ideas here: http://pinterest.com/RaggedyRee/mason-jar-decor/

I was only able to 12 of the first edition pints, released March 13, 2013 ( 3/13/13 ). I am keeping six and have put six up for sale in my Etsy shop MasonJarDecor.

Here is a photo of the new pint jar beside a vintage jar so you can see the color difference. I just love canning jars old and new.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Easter Peeps

Look what came in the mail for me ......

 Easter treats from The Krazy Kraft Lady my friend Nee Nee. Too cute  words....thank you so much! Just what I need to cheer me up.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cinnamon Friendship Bread

It has been way too long since I have posted on here. The summer turned into fall with the blink of an eye.
Fall to Christmas is always a non-stop busy season. Between my work at In Grandma's Attic and the Christmas rush with my Etsy shop somehow it is already 2013. Yikes.

Here is a recipe given to me a few years ago by a good friend. It's perfect for baking and sharing on these cold winter days

Cinnamon Friendship Bread

1 tbsp. yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
5 cups flour, divided
1 tbsp. salt

 Dissolve 1 tbsp yeast in 1/4 cup warm water in mixing bowl.
Heat 2 cups of milk til very warm ( not boiling). Stir in 1 egg, 1/4 c sugar and 1/4 cup butter. Cool 2 minutes and add to the bowl with the yeast mixture.
Add 3 cups of the flour and beat on high until the mixture collects on the beaters, not the bowl.
Switch to dough hook, add 2 cups more flour and 1 Tbsp salt.
Knead until smooth. Less flour is better than too much. The dough should be quite sticky.
Place the dough into a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap.
Let rise until doubled.
Divide dough to three 8 by 12 inch rectangles.Spread each with 2 TBS butter and 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar. Roll up lengthwise and place seam side down o a very lightly greased baking sheet. Make shallow slashes in the top to give them crusty tops if you desire.
Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.

Maple Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp cream
1 tsp Maple extract ( substitute any flavor you desire )

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

24th Strasburg Country Craft Show

 Strasburg Jaycee Park Miller Street, Strasburg, PA.
Rt. 741 aprox 3/4 mile west of the main square.

Starting this Thursday Oct. 4th at 2 p.m. at the Jaycee Park in Strasburg, Pennsylvania for the 24th year will be yet another great selection of Country Primitive Crafts.
There will be Food items, Fall Holiday Decorations, Handmade Jewelry, Signs, Yard Ornaments, Painted Folk Art, Santas, Snowmen, Christmas Decorations, Old Collectibles, Bird Feeders, Handmade Dolls, Soaps, Lotions, Candles, Ornaments Wreaths and much, much more. This has been one of the best indoor craft shows that I have attended in the past five or so years.
There is no admission charge and parking is free. The Pavillion is behind the big barn in the  Strasburg Jaycee Park.

Thurs. Oct. 4, 2012    2 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Fri. Oct. 5, 2012    9 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Saturday Oct. 6, 2012 9 a.m.-
4 p.m.