Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Spring Rain

 Hello, Friends! Cloudy rainy day here. I'm not complaining at all. That rain makes everything turn green! My daffodils have sprouted and cannot wait to see them bloom!

I have a couple new things in my etsy shop if you would like to stop by and see! Click here to see my shop>> Rock River Stitches

 




 And I have a new Chenille Fringe Pillow Cover. If you like neutral colors these things are for you! White chenille on a cream neutral colored cotton canvas.




That's about all the news I have today! Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Rabbit Pillow Covers!

 Happy Tuesday Friends! After a little snowstorm yesterday the snow is melting today! We received about a inch or so, which was enough to completely make everything white again. But it's melting! I'm so ready for Spring!

Sharing my sweet Leaping Bunny Spring Pillow cover today. Can be found in my etsy shop here > Rock River Stitches

 




  

 Hope you'll stop by my Etsy to see what I have!

 


Friday, March 12, 2021

Spring Forward!

 It's that time of the year again! Time to Spring Forward! Day Light Savings! So happy for longer days!

 I have a few Primitive Chicks in Egg in my etsy shop!


 


 


 Bird Pillow covers are now in my shop as well! They are the popular lumbar size covers that are 20" x 12" 


You can visit my Etsy Shop here > Rock River Stitches


 


 Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a most wonderful weekend! It's almost Spring!



Saturday, February 27, 2021

Spring Warm Up!

 Hello, my friends! Finally warm up here in the midwest! Snow is melting! So happy after that 10 day stretch of below 0 temps! 

 

It's been a while and I'm here to share my update in my Etsy Shop!

 

I've been working on something totally new! 



You can find these eggs in my Etsy Shop by clicking here > Rock River Stitches

 

 
 Also newly added to my Etsy shop is this wonderful Primitive Folk Art Bird!





He is made with a whole lot of love in those stitches! He is quite large. Standing at 16" tall.

Visit my Etsy Shop here > Rock River Stitches



Thursday, January 7, 2021

Happy New Year!

 Ahhhh A new Year! And hopefully a much happier and healthier world. Praying hard. It has not been easy not seeing family in the last 12 months.

Here's to a new beginning!

Today all the Christmas came down, and is packed up and in the attic. A lot easier to put away then put up, that's for sure!

Now on to some sweet Valentine goodies!



  These are made from Vintage Lace and Cotton Canvas. They were so fun to make! You can find them in my etsy shop here! >> Rock River Stitches

 

And how darling is this Heart garland with the sweet rag pom poms!

 





 And I have this sweet heart on rustic wood with a vintage square nail!




Now I need to get back to more creating! Have a few pillow covers in mind!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Primitive Winter Snowmen and Trees

 Happy Saturday Friends! How is your holiday decorating coming along? Started decorating last weekend. Took a couple of days. Now on to getting my Christmas shopping done. 

I added a couple new Winter primitive goodies in my Etsy shop!

 
These trees were made from a old vintage lace tablecloth. Perfect size for a shelf or your fireplace mantel. I just love the wooden textile bobbins for the trunks!
 

 
I also added a tiny silver and white trim around the tree. Just a little bit of sparkle. Notice the decorative edge of the table cloth I placed at the base of the tree.

 
And I have a few of these snowmen that I make every year! I think the tree and the snowman make a nice couple!
 
Here is the link to see these and other goodies I have listed in my etsy shop >>> Rock River Stitches

 

Monday, November 23, 2020

Christmas Cinnamon Ornaments

Hello Friends! I'm here to share a easy Christmas ornament diy! This is a recipe that I've been making for many years. I still have ornaments my daughters made when they were little girls.


 

 

Cinnamon Ornaments

1/2" cup of Cinnamon

1/2" cup of Applesauce

Cookie press

white acrylic paint 

toothpick for hole

 

Mix cinnamon and applesauce together. If it's too wet and sticky, add more cinnamon. 

 



 
I did use quite a bit more cinnamon to keep the dough from sticking on rolling pin and on the work surface.



 

Dry your ornaments on a flat surface for several days. Or faster method is to dry in a food dehydrator. That is what I did. It took about 4 hours. A third method is in your oven set at lowest temperature. May take up to 6 hours or more.



 

When they are hard and dry, I took white acrylic paint and a soft piece of cloth and just a tiny bit of paint and rubbed lightly over the surface. 

Add a ribbon or twine and you have the most wonderful smelling ornament that last for many years! They hold their scent for extremely well. The ones I have from when my daughters were little have to been about 25 years ago and still smell great!


The Deer cookie press is from House on the Hill line of cookie molds. I bought them from Fantes Kitchen Shop.


 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Buffalo Check Plaid Christmas!

 Hello my friends! Just a little update on a few more Christmas Decor goodies now in my Etsy Shop!


Buffalo Check Plaid has got me stitching away!


How fun is this Pillow Cover! 

 



 These sweet Mini Decor Pillows come in two different sizes!

 

All these Christmas Decor items are in my Etsy Shop here > Rock River Stitches

 



 


Sunday, November 15, 2020

Primitive Christmas Goodies!

 I know it's been awhile since my last post. Apologies. Time flies when you get busy with life and work.

 Thought I would share some of what I've been doing with my time.


 
These Santa Ornaments have wool hats with sheep wool locks that I needle felted in place. You can find these guys in my Etsy Shop >> Rock River Stitches
 
 

 
 
These sweet mini stockings were fun to stitch! Available in my Etsy Shop! >>    Rock River Stitches
 
 

 
More stockings! These are a large size, 24" long! And these stockings can be found in my etsy shop! >> Rock River Stitches
 
 
Did a tiny bit of Christmas decoration today! Those bottle brush trees I made many years ago. I think I did a tutorial here on my blog for them. Not sure.
 
And that Man in the Moon is a fun piece of decor! I have a few of those in my Etsy shop! >>Rock River Stitches 
 
Thanks for stopping by my little world!