Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Primitive Vintage Style Bird Ornies!

What a day!!! It was a no sewing day today! Spent the day cleaning and cooking! Just a little more cleaning for tomorrow and baking two apple pies. Daughter and family will be arriving tomorrow from NC and can hardly wait to see the grands!!

I listed a couple new items on ebay last night. I have another one of my Snowman and Tree Make Do sets for sale. And have something brand new too, my little prim vintage style bird ornies!

Selling them in a set of 6. I think these would be perfect on a nature decorated tree. I have these displayed on my 2ft. twig tree which isn't included in the auction. Had fun making these little guys.

Today was a perfect slow cooker day with me being so busy. I made Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup! It was so good and I've decided to share it with you. I got it from Betty Crocker newsletter that I get. Super easy to make with a bag of frozen hashbrown potatoes!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup

1 bag (32 oz) frozen southern-style diced hash brown potatoes, thawed

½ cup frozen chopped onion (from 12-oz bag), thawed
1 medium stalk celery, diced (1/2 cup) 1 carton (32-oz) Progresso® chicken broth 1 cup water

3 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

1 bag (8 oz) shredded American-Cheddar cheese blend (2 cups)

4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)

In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix potatoes, onion, celery, broth and water. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
In small bowl, mix flour into milk; stir into potato mixture. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir in cheese until melted. Garnish individual servings with bacon and green onions. Sprinkle with pepper if desired.

Instead of using purchased bacon pieces, cook 2 strips of bacon until crisp, then drain and crumble.
Southern-style hash brown potatoes are diced instead of shredded. These work best in this recipe.

Click here for link to the recipe online to print out---->Cheesy Potato Soup

I used a half a pound of bacon in mine. Next time I'm going to try diced ham instead of the bacon.

Wishing you a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!!


  1. Wonderful birds and they look beautiful on the tree.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


  2. Love your little birds, are those little guniea feathers? The soup looks and sounds delicious, I think I might prefer ham to bacon, but a perfect meal on a cold winter's day. Happy Thanksgiving to you, sending blessings from Maine. Julie

  3. Good evening, Tammy,
    Your creations are always so cute. Love the cat angel.

    Would you believe I just made this very same soup for my knitting club at school. Sooo yummy!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. ~Natalie

  4. Thanks everyone on your compliments!
    And Julie, I do believe those feathers are from a guinea hen.

    Have a WonderfulThanksgiving!

  5. Love the little birds...they are adorable!Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!Hugs,Jen

  6. Tammy,
    love the birds, thinking I am going to do that with a certain Primitive Christmas Dove pattern I have in my collection!!
    Soup recipe sounds yummy, thanks for sharing it. We are expecting our first "snow shower" next Tuesday so I do believe that will be in the crock pot!!.
    Warm Wishes,

  7. Hello Tam. Hope your Thanksgiving was a wonderful one.

    LOVE your little birds.

    hugs, doreen