Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fall windows

If you click on the photos, it gives you a much larger view so you can see detail.

I'm so terribly behind in my blog posts as well as my sewing but I do have a wonderful new creation I have to share with you. I've been making pumpkins and made a really nice fall wreath with pumpkins and crows. I showed my friends who said at the same time "oh Lucy, you should use this idea on your windows"....these were windows I'd purchased and I was applique'ing a homespun star to be framed in each opening.

So I followed Cheryl and Sandy's advice. I added a windowsill to the frame and painted the entire thing black. I added pumpkins, grapevine ribbon to one and grapevine to the other and different cats to each. Aren't they wonderful? I'm almost embarrassed to say I quite impressed myself!

I also discovered a wonderful trick I want to share with you. I had a box full of purchased "silk" fall leaves on swags as well as bushes...but they're just way too pretty for primitive use. I experimented with them and discovered you can coffee stain then which is nice but even better than that, you can paint both sides with your slimy,coffee/cinnamon stain and they dry to primitive perfection. They sound like fall leaves, look like they might have a bit of dried mud on them and smell heavenly!

The new Lemon Poppyseed offerings are available..check out everyone's shop. There are a lot of them, but we have some amazingly talented ladies there.


  1. Beautiful windows! You're soooo creative!

  2. Thanks for the info Lucy. I haven't purchased any silk leaves because they didn't fit prim. Now I know what to do with them! Hugs, Valerie

  3. I am so delighted and proud of everything I have bought from you and I will hate to put it away until next season! I was much too ill to do the scarecrow this year..but next year...I am going to have one to sit on my front porch! I have read the directions so often and told them to my daughters and friends...that I have them memorized in my head!
    I enjoyed your photo's in your blog as well! Nicely done!