Welcome everyone to "The Prim Patch"

I have always loved the look of Prim. The last several years I've tried whatever Prim crafting projects I could find. I love workin' with wood, sewing, stitchery, really any crafts...I could work on projects all day everyday!! (If life were that easy...LOL)
I'm hoping to be able to share anything and everything Prim I can do/find with everyone.
Be sure to follow my blog to see what we can create together.

I have a few things on my blog for Sale...you can check them out here.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

Hello everyone!!!
Jus' wanted to stop in and wish everyone a Happy New Year!!!
Please stay safe!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Best Christmas Gift Ever!!!

7 weeks ago our Beloved Izzie got out of our home...she is strictly an indoor cat.
Well to make a very long story short....after lookin', posting, phone calls....and anything else you can think of....and lots and lots of tears.

Our Beloved Izzie was found and brought home tonight!!!

I can not begin to tell everyone how happy I am to have her home safe and sound. She will need to go to the vet tomorrow...she is thin....and her hair is matted up. But that isn't anything we can't fix. Thankfully!!!

Jus' wanted to share my joy with everyone else!!!
Our home is complete....again!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lookie what was on my front porch today!!!

Last week Tammy at A Primitive Place was having a drawing. I like others added my name...hoping I'd win...keepin' in mind...I never win....I mean...NEVER!!!
Well, my loosing streak is over!!!...LOL
Check it out....A Primitive Place . That's me!!! I'm DarKilp...I'm the winner....LOL
Can you believe it...I was so shocked to say the least.
Well...today my wonderful Prim Goodies from Tammy showed up on my front porch!!
I jus' had to share my pics with everyone!!!

Here's my Goodie's waitin' for me to open them.

Here's all the Wonderful Prim gifts she sent to me.
I love them all!!!

Here's my Penguin on my tree....my oldest daughter Loves Penguins!!!

And my TOO CUTE Santa....

My really Kewl Candle Mold!!
But...I need your help...
Should I leave it here???

Or here???

And my OH SO Prim Stockings!!!

I'm soooo Thrilled with everything Tammy was so kind to put in her Give-a-way...and even more Thankful that I was able to receive them!!! I was like a little kid on Christmas day!!!

Again....Thank You so much Tammy!!! I absolutely LOVE everything!!!

Thrifty Thursday...

Sorry I've not posted in awhile, I've been busy makin' some Prim gifts for my sis. I have several new things...(new to me that is)...that I've made. I'll be posting pic of them once Christmas is over.
I've been busy fillin' my sewing room with GW, TS and Antique Store purchases that I will be workin' on after Christmas and posting for everyone to see.

Here's a few things I was able to make-over.
This is kinda my version of a "NoodleBoard". It's not really practical for us to have a Noddleboard on our stove...so I've placed mine on our bar in the kitchen.

Here's the before of some of the GW items I was able to purchase a few weeks ago.

I've had this piece of wood for a few years...I've hung on to it cuz I've always like it so much.
I was able to get it from my nieces farm. I think at one time it was a lid to something. I'm gonna have to ask her what it was used for. Anyway, I've always liked it....but never knew what to do with it. This is what I'm using as the top.
It doesn't look very big in the pic...but it's 22 X 16....works perfect for where I have it.

This is the bottom...the red is the original paint...I LOVE it....but with the 2 pieces of wood on it I'm not able to use it as the top....so I have to turn the Beautiful red over...UGH!!

Here's my version of the finished "Noodleboard".
The tiny pic frame I re-painted and added my "Family" permanent marker stitchery. The set of scoops I painted and aged. The candle paddle I wasn't able to get a before...but I jus' sanded it and rubbed some of my shoe polish on it...I made the UGLY Green candle into a Beautiful "Grubby" candle. The bowl is from a GW find awhile back. The bisque towel in the bowl I was able to get at an Auction.
I think everything turned out Great...it all works Perfect for us.

(BTW...you can click on all of my pics and get a large image to view.)

Hope everyone has a Wonderful Day!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thrifty Thursday...

Morning Everyone!!!
I know I'm a day late...I was busy spending the day with my beautiful daughter yesterday.

I wanted to show ya some before and after pics of what I found at the GW.

First off....Our "Baby Kittie" decided she wanted to check out what Mama brought home...LOL
I was able to purchase everything in these 2 pics for under 15.oo....in our area, that's a bargain.

Candlesticks Before...

Candlesticks After...

Picture Frame Before...

Picture Frame After...

Hope this gives you some inspiration as to what you can do with your GW finds.

Have a Wonderful Primitive Day!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Watcha Workin' on Wednesday...

Mornin' Everyone!!!
I know I haven't posted in a few days. I have been a busy girl...workin' on lots of projects.

The main one I wanna show you is the table Hubby and I made.
I had a empty spot in my family room....needed to find something to fill it....so, hubby and I made this tall table to sit up against my wall.

If you look in the background of the first pic....you can see an old window hangin' on my wall. That is where it's new home will be.



Painted Black, sanded..rubbed down with shoe polish.
It kinda looks small in this pic...but really it's not.
It's 33 in high by 46 in long. Nice size table.

Now I jus' need to get things to fill the table...LOL
I have a few things on it now....hoping to get it all the way decorated today.
I'll post pic of it when I'm done.

Watcha think??

I think Hubby did an AWESOME job!!

Hope everyone has a Wonderful Primitive Day!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Jus' stoppin' in to wish everyone a...
Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Wishing everyone a wonderful day with their Families!!!
I'm very Blessed and Thankful for my Family!!!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Watcha Workin' on Wednesday...

Good Morning Everyone!!!
I have another busy, busy day today...but I wanted to get a post in before my day started.

Here's my burlap bag I've made. I have lots of them to make for prezzies this year. Making different styles and sayings too.
I really need to find some "Sweet Annie" to put in them. So, if you have a sellin' blog and have some Sweet Annie....Please leave me a comment with your addy....so I can check it out. I know it's sold on e-bay...but I'd rather buy from my one my Prim Friends.

I forgot to tell everyone....hubby and I made...the pegboard & candle ledge...the candle is a re-do from Mod Podge...and the basket was a GW find that I re-did.

Watcha Think???

Hope Everyone has a Wonderful Primitive Day!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Make over Monday...

Today is a very busy,busy day for me....but I wanted to post something really quick for everyone.

These are some of my GW finds...(I have lots...I LOVE GW)
You will notice that I have the glass sundae cup in the first picture...it's the glass I used to make my sugar cone in my "Freebie Friday" post. (Don't forget to check it out)
Also, I'm sure you are saying....Darla, your nice wooden bowl doesn't look any different! Well, you are right...my son, (Ryan) asked I not "Prim" it...he wanted to use it jus' the way it was for our fruit. How can ya say no....LOL
But, I Love, Love the way my little stool and basket turned out.
Hope this gives you some inspiration...
Have a Wonderful Primitive Day!!!



Whatcha think??

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Freebie Friday...

Hmmm...I'm a bit late on this post...So Sorry!!

Anyway, I found a wonderful Free Primitive Grungy Americana Star. You can find the link to the PDF file in my sidebar under "Freebies".

Here's my supplies...

I used a sugar cone I had made last week...(instead of the vase she uses). I rusted some pins, bells and wire last week too...I was able to use each of them in this project. I also made the Star and tag...cut some of my homespun and made it grungy to match everything.

Here's the finished project...

I think it turned out Great!!!
If you are lookin' for a Simple project...this would be perfect for you to try.

Hope Everyone has a Wonderful Primitive Weekend!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Watcha Workin' on Wednesday...

Hello Everyone!!
I jus' wanted to stop in and show everyone what I made yesterday and was able to get finished today.

My Little Table Bench was made from a tutorial that I found on Char's blog. If you haven't checked her blog out....you should head right over there and see all the wonderful info she has. Def one of my favorite blogs to follow.
I made my Shutter and Star from ideas from different things around my house.

Hopefully this will give ya a few ideas on some easy simple things you can make yourself.

Watcha Think???
Keep in mind I still need to add a few things to the star and shutter to "Prim" them up.

Hope everyone has a Wonderful Primitive Day.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Trash 2 Treasure

Good Morning Everyone!!
Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. Sometimes everyday life jus' keeps ya busy.
Anyway, I've been workin' on lots of things....
My favorite thing is....my New Remade Table...
I have a trunk in my Family room that jus' wasn't tall enough to be a coffee table. I've been tryin' to figure out how to make it work...cuz, I really like the trunk. Well, I saw a really beat up coffee table in the trash across the street from us. Yep, you guessed it...I made hubby go get it for me!!
I didn't need the table to be too tall....in fact, it's only5 inches tall....but it gave me jus' enough height to my trunk that it now works much better.
Here's my Trash 2 Treasure...Before 'n After


Top had to go...

New top...and legs cut off...

New coat of Black...

Coat of my Favorite "Mustard"paint...


Rubbed down with my Brown Shoe Polish...

In it's new home!!

Close up....(sorry the flash made it too bright)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Hello Everyone!

So today is my first official post to my blog. I really hope you enjoy following me through my Primitive Journey...I'm tryin' to get together a "Themed Blog". Bare with me while I work the kinks out. If there is anything special you'd like for me to blog about...or really any suggestion...Please, feel free to give me a shout. I'm really new to bloggin' and I could use all of the suggestions I can get.
Right now, I have so many different things I'm workin' on....I really need to finish one before I start another...(like that's gonna happen...LOL)
Anyway, I'm in the middle of changing around some of my "Goodies" in the house. Jus' kinda want to re-arrange things to have a new look without really buying new things. Plus, I'm workin' on some of my GW finds....love going to the GW and finding wonderful things to"Prim". Lastly, I've got several sewing projects going on....curtains, Raggie dollie...and a few Prim crafts. Oh...almost forgot...I'm also, rusting some bells, safety pins, and some wire hubby found for me. Now I jus' need him to find me some springs for my crafts.
Ok...so I think todays Theme is gonna be...."Before and After Monday". I'm hoping to finish up my GW finds and post the before and after pictures of them something later today.
Hope everyone has a Wonderful Primitive Day.