January punching

Hello Friends. I hope you are filling your winter days with warm and cozy activity. Now that the holidays have passed I’ve been doing a bit of punching myself. It won’t be long until spring arrives and with spring comes the Early Homestead Show in Holly, MI. On March 24 look for Yooper Trails at the spring show. Dick and Dawn do a spring and fall primitive show filled with wonderful primitives and great vendors. Mark your calendar.

Following the primitive theme, which I love, here are a few new pieces. Bird and Tulip are reminiscent of the Fraktur style. I punched Little Dog to recall the hooked rugs of the 1800s.

The hornbooks are from Primitive Homespuns in Frederick, MD.  I have tried different methods of attaching my pieces. In the past I’ve sewn a backing onto the punched piece and then glued that to the wood. While that works all right, it sometimes doesn’t fit as flat against the wood as I would like. This time I cut the weavers cloth about 3/4 inch around the piece and then folded it back and sewed it leaving the back of the piece exposed. Fold back the corners first and then the sides. This gives you a nice crisp corner. I use Allene’s Tacky Glue.

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Olde New England Garden is yet another awesome creation from Doreen Frost from Vermont Harvest Folk Art. This little pouch just needs some rose hips or dried flowers.

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Thanks for stopping by today. Keep warm.

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