Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Primitive Mustard Heart Wax Tarts 2/1.00 Scent Thyme

These measure approximate 2 1/2 " x 2 " . You will recieve 2 tarts per auction .
They are Honey Mustard in color and max scented with Thyme . Place these in a parchment lined basket and set in a window sill for awesome fragrance in the room .
Can be purchased in my ebay store : http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280721953758

3 Hole Cake

1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 cup sugar
3 T cocoa unsweetened
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup oil
1 T Vinegar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup cold water
Measure flour , sugar , cocoa , soda and salt into sifter . Sift twice .Sift all into an ungreased 9 inch square baking pan .
Make 3 holes , put oil in one , vinegar in the second and vanilla in the 3rd .
Pour water over all . Mix with  a fork until blended and batter is thin . Bake at 350  for 30 minutes . Cake is so moist you do not need to frost it .

Monday, August 8, 2011

Shabby Vintage Turquoise Hearts Wax Tarts

Can be purchased in my etsy shop . Shabby Vintage Turquoise Hearts Wax Tarts

Apple Gourds 6 count & Hand Molded Pumpkins Large Wax Tarts

Listed in my ebay for auction .

Check out my Wordpress

I have been working on my wordpress . Here it is : http://crowscreekprimitives.wordpress.com/ . I add alot of craft ideas and tuts here . Have a great day !
Deb T

Primitive Paper Mache Kitchen Tile w Hook 8 to choose from .99 cent start bid

These are all for sale in my ebay store here : http://stores.ebay.com/Crows-Creek-Primitives?_rdc=1
They are 
5 3/4 " Kitchen Wall tile . My Design .

 These are Paper Mache and light weight . Mustard in color with my special way of  primming .
Please read all of this auction info .
Wall Hanger or use as a tile .
I will combine shipping .
Thanks so much ! 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Dried Fruit & Cinnamon Sticks Garland

By Bev's Fabric Crafts
A garland of dried apples, oranges rind, orange slices , nutmeg, cinnamon , anise, bay leaves and nuts adds color and scent to a room.


6 Strands Raffia, 1 yard each
24 Cinnamon Sticks,
27 Dried Orange Slices
27 Dried Apple Slices
24 Dried Orange ribbon Slices
24 Bay Leaves
Additional Supplies:
Floral Wire, 18-22 Gauge
Large Nail
How to prepare your dried fruit : Before making your garland you will need to dry your fruit slices. Slice fruit into 1/4 inch slices and place on paper towel lined dish. Cover with more paper towels. Line a glass pie pan with 4 layers of paper towels Microwave the fruit at 50 percent power for 3 minutes. If your microwave oven does not have a carousel, turn the dish a quarter-turn. Turn the fruit over and arrange the slices on dry areas of the paper towels. Microwave the fruit again at 50 percent power for 2 minutes.Let the  fruit air dry for a day or two. Put the fruit slices on a glass plate that has been lined with paper towels and place in a warm, dry place  It will speed up the drying time if you change the towels several times. This will give your slices a better color.To dry apples, dip the slices in lemon juice to prevent them from discoloring. Then follow the microwave instructions for citrus fruit.


1.Take a foot length of wire and twist a small loop at one end. Run 3 strands of raffia through the loop and knot them in the center. You may use any length of wire and adjust the materials accordingly.

2. Break all the cinnamon sticks in half. Use a large nail to make a small hole in the center of each one. The hole should just be large enough to thread the wire through.

3. Push the wire through the center of three apple slices to begin the garland. Add three cinnamon sticks, then three orange slices, 3 bay leaves, then another three cinnamon sticks. Add three more apple slices to start the pattern again. Continue stringing the materials in this order until gone or you have reached the desired length of garland.

4. Finish the garland by twisting the wire into a loop at the end and running the other 3 strands of raffia through the loop. Tie the raffia in a knot at the center of the lengths. Hang the garland by tying the raffia ends onto the object. It may be draped horizontally or vertically.

Holiday Variations: Use large pinecones and holly leaves (instead of bay leaves) to make a holiday sugar and spice wreath.