A Beautiful Day Crafting

I met up with a few of my online friends for a crafting day.  And we had so much fun.  I met Teresa at Tresa’s Prim Treasures at her beautiful home and then we drove to Patty’s house of The Brickhouse in Millersburg, PA.  If your ever in this part of PA you will definitely want to visit Patti’s shop.  It is full of beautiful handmade primitives.  And we also met with Tarrah of The Pottery Shed.  She has some of the prettiest pieces of pottery. 

After some much needed chatting we got busy making our pantry cakes.  If you’re not familiar with these prim beauties, you should be.  These are great to decorate with.  You can put some under your old fly screens or place in an old wooden bowl or just set on your counter to make your family and friends think you slaved over a hot oven all day.  I’ll let you decide but these really are great to decorate with.

Here is a picture of all the different types of moulds we could choose from.

Okay this is not a good picture but I did get one of Tarrah slaving over a hot stove with a very painful kink in her neck.  Sorry Tarrah,  we weren’t very good friends that day.  We realized after she was finished cooking her mix that we should of offered to help do hers.  But we did get a good laugh out of the deal.  Ooops.  Oh and your lucky you can’t see any of the smoke waifting from the sugar that is very hot and “caramelizing” right onto the bottom of Patti’s pan.


This is what the mould looks like with the sugar mix filled in it.

Once the cakes are cool or, atleast until we can’t wait anymore and don’t mind burning our fingers a little, we take the cakes out of the moulds and rub them with cinnamon and cloves.  This is such a heavenly scent.  I think I will be adding cloves to more of my handmade, cinnamon rubbed goodies.

Now I don’t recommend you decorate with these on a paper plate.  This is just what we used to set the cakes on until they cooled completely and got really hard. 

So what do you think?  Have you ever made a pantry cake?  Would you be interested in learning more?  Let me know in a comment on this post. 

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Prairie Doll with Blue Dress

Be sure to go to my Etsy Shop and check out my newest listing.  Its a prairie doll wearing the prettiest robins egg blue dress w/brown leaf print.  I just love that color combination.


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December 2009 Issue

December Issue Primitive Times Mag.

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Red Haired and Bright Eyed

Here is my newest addition to my etsy shop.  Have I mentioned yet that I really like making these dolls?   Well once more won’t hurt.  You can purchase this adorable little doll at my Etsy shop.   Enjoy.

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I Opened up an Etsy shop!

I’ve decided to finally open my very own Etsy shop.  Thanks to my great friend Teresa at Teresa’s Prim Treasures.  She has been selling up a storm and I thought why can’t I .   So I opened up a new shop.  I’ve been really busy creating new dolls and need a way to give them a new home.  Here are the dolls that I currently have in my shop.  I hope you like them and please feel free to adopt one, they were made with love.  Enjoy!

To buy this Stump Doll click Here.

To buy this Prairie Doll click here.


To buy this Doll w/purple dress click here.


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February 2010 Issue now available

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January 2010 Issue Primitive Times Magazine

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December 2009 Issue Primitive Times Magazine

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November issue of Primitive Times Magazine is now available.

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Nov 2009 cover

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This is a great issue full of fun articles.  Be sure and get into the Christmas spirit with the “Putz”   House article.  Then read up on some great decorating tips for those who are working with a budget.  Our feature crafter this month is Grans Attic Annies she makes some really creative crafts.

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