Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Rusting Items

Rusting Items

This recipe will nicely rust safety pins, jingle bells, or anything else you want to 'age' for your primitive creations.The most important thing to remember about rusting, is that you will want to buy the cheap brand of pins, safety pins, bells..ect that you can find. The more expensive brands have a shellac coating on them that you will have to sand off before rusting. Makes sure they are NOT brass either -brass will not rust.Do this outside away from children and pets.....the fumes are terrible !

1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup bleach
1 teaspoon salt

Directions :Combine the ingredients in an old quart jar.Add items you want to rust and cover loosely - place in a safe spot and let set for at least 2 days.Line a tray with a couple of layers of paper towel and remove the items with an old fork from the mixture. place in the sunshine .......the items will begin to rust as they dry. Move them around so that they dry on all sides.Perfectly rusted bells, pins, and any other item you wish to rust.

Caution: do not throw the mixture down the sink- dispose of properly where no animal or child could come in contact with.

Written and submitted by Debbie- Two Old Crows

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

One of Our Grand Prize Winners

Pip Berry Place offer a line of prim and country Candles & prim lighting, needfuls and home decor, as well as scent ed items for the bath, the body, and the home . Each item is made with care for the individual shopper or for the person wishing to purchase items wholesale for their own shops. During the month of June they are offering $5.00 off on any order of $30.00 or more. So take a few minutes and stop by Pip Berry Place and see all the wonderful things they have.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Building a Terranium

While at my local nursery I wandered inside into the greenhouse where they keep all the indoor plants and found the neatest little rabbit foot's fern that I just couldn't resist . Wondering what I could do I remember a large clear bowl I had at home and decided to make a simple terranium to place on one of my bookcase shelves in the living room. I love terraniums because they take so little care and are so easy and simple to do. Here are the simple directions for what I did to make it.

1. Clean and dry the bowl completely
2. Place some clean rocks in the bottom, then add charcoal ( the charcoal stops mold from growing in this damp environment you create inside the bowl) then just enough potting soil for the plant.
3. Remove the fern from its plastic container and place into the soil.
4. Give just a bit of water and wipe the smudges off the bowl.

Thats all I did - most terraniums have a lid but this one wont so I will have to water more often- just be sure you dont over water !
Written and Submitted by Debbie- Two Old Crows

Grand Opening Prize Winners

We are happy to announce the winners of our Grand Opening Prizes:

Melizza Zoo was the winner of the Little Americana 07 donated by
Carmen of Shweet Potato Designs

Country Clutter Nancy was the winner of Pepper 07 donated by Carmen of Shweet Potato Designs

Njdo Rosalie was the winner of the salt dough ornies donated by Lee Anne of Homespun Country Designs

Mamawscreations Marie was the winner of the Americana Rag Doll donated by Shawnette of Im Seeing Raggedies

Dreamsicle Janice was the winner of the 3 patterns of her choice dontated by Shawnette of Im Seeing Raggedies

Studiodd Jeanette and Artchick Tina were both winners of the our free advertising package.

Congratulations to all the winner and thank you to all who entered . We will be having more great prize drawings and give-aways in the future so be sure to watch for them.

If you would like to donate a prize for the month of July please contact us. Website will receive mention on our website, blog and newsletter. So please contact us if you would like to donate and receive this exposure for your website.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Grand Opening Prizes Drawn Tommorrow

Have you seen all the great Grand Opening Prizes we're giving away.
Just visit our
prize page at Crafters Peddlers Village and sign up today.
We draw for all these great prizes on June 8 so don't delay !

One Year Big Package Listing

Includes your banner / text listed in 12 categories of your choice in Crafters Peddler Village with your website, ebay listing, blog listing
PLUS 1 feature Ad Space on our front page.
You must link back to us to advertise with us and you must be 100% family friendly.
We have a very limited number of these !

Monday, June 4, 2007

Grand Opening Today

As a Grand Opening Special we are offering
buy 1 month and get one month free
on all banner and text ad's
(This offer good until June 30th)

Visit us for more information

Crafters Peddler Village

Submitted by Debbie- Two Old Crows

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Grand Opening Prize

Lee Anne of Homespun Country Designs was kind enough to donate this wonderful set of salt dough ornies for our Grand Opening. All you have to do is go to Crafter's Peddlers Village and sign up for our mailing list and you might just be the lucky winner !

Grand Opening Prize

Carmen of Shweet Potato Designs was kind enough to donate these great graphics for our Grand Opening Drawing. All you have to do is go to Crafter's Peddlers Village and sign up for our mailing list and you might just be the lucky winner !

Friday, June 1, 2007

Meet the Staff- Shawnette

Shawnette lives in the great state of Texas, is happily married and has 6 children. How she ever gets the time to create all that she does is simply amazing. She has been crafting for many years and started making her adorable rag dolls in 2003. Other doll makers pleaded with her for help and she came out with a line of patterns in 2006 that has expandable past rag dolls to include the cutest critters you have ever seen. She sells her original creations on Ebay and her website Im Seeing Raggedies. Her patterns can be found on Pattern Mart.

Submitted by Debbie- Two Old Crows