CANDY CANES MANY thanks to ANGIE for her pictures and directions! You will need the following materials to make one Candy Cane: Plastic PVC Yard Candy Cane (found cheapest at Walmart or Dollar Stores) 1/4 yard Tea Stained Muslin Red or Green Homespun Hot Glue If your plastic … [Read more...] about Prim PVC Candy Canes
Start by drawing out the shape of the eye you wish. I generally draw out an OVAL first with a circle inside. Decide what color your want the dolls eyes to be. I have opted for blue eyes this time. Take your white paint and fill in the area of the oval. I use a small fine … [Read more...] about How to Create Painted Doll Eyes
Tools you need: Manilla shipping tags 1/2" sponge brush Instant tea (or coffee) Bowl Drying rack or old baking sheet (pic 1) 1. The mixture I use for most of my tea staining is 1 cup of instant tea to 1.5 cups of very hot water. If you can boil the water, that is better! For … [Read more...] about How to Tea Stain Tags
Learn from an experience primitive doll maker how to draw doll eyes. Cedara of Through the Attic Door is going to show you all the steps she takes to create her beautiful doll eyes. First you have to draw out the eye shape. This takes practice to get the right angle and … [Read more...] about Creating Hand Drawn Eyes on Dolls
These cold porcelain clay recipes are great when you need some clay and you don't have any paper or polymer clay! Cold porcelain clay is for a number of crafts such as adding noses to snowmen or ornaments for your Christmas tree. Although, you can buy air-dried clay in a … [Read more...] about Cold Porcelain Clay Recipes
Learning how to coffee stain fabric isn't too hard to learn. You just need a little creativity and patience to experiment. With any new stain recipe, it's a good idea for you to test it with scraps of fabric. Don't stain your newest primitive crafts without first testing it and … [Read more...] about Cedara’s Grungy Spice Recipe
In this tutorial I'm going show you how to make doll pants for your cloth doll. These are also called pantaloons. They are traditionally worn under a dress as an undergarment. And, pantaloons aren't "poofed" out like bloomers which are gathered toward the bottom of the legs. … [Read more...] about How to Make Doll Pantaloons
Growing gourds is a wonderful experience for you and your family. You never know what sizes and shapes that your efforts may produce. Just a few seeds can be enough for you to have lots of beautiful gourds to dry and craft with! Thanks to Tamara Pearce of Pearce's Craft Shop for … [Read more...] about Growing Gourds – Gourds Gone Wild!