Monday, March 4, 2013

I canned tomatoes today!! SAY WHAT!!


 
 I made some tomatoes that I upcycled from an old 80's like sweat shirt. I put one into blue pint size canning jars with a little bit of moss in the bottom of the jars. I tied twine around the jars and added grubby tags. One says "Maters 1876" and the other one says "Maters 1878". These jars are alittle bit worn n chipped but perfect for these kind of tomatoes that won't spoil!! They both have the old zinc lids. I love how these turned out!! I'll be puttin these in my etsy shoppe.
 

See my cute little pig on the rusty spring!! After I get done fixin her up she'll be headed for the shoppe too!! I designed her and grubbied her up real good!! I wanted her to look like she's been playin in the mud out in the pasture and boy does she!! And she smells good too!! I kinda feel like I have been working on the farm around here. I also have another sheep ready for her prim bath!!
 
 

 
I also whipped up this sweet pen/pencil holder for myself for in my gettin clean n organized craft/studio/office/computer room. I have been working on cleaning it for about a week now. I have been watchin alot of DVDs I haven't seen in awhile and just doing it. This pen/pencil holder I whipped up from an old door knob. The bird was my Mom's and I had the pencil and added the tag that I made along time ago. I also used a real bird feather and pinecone. Funny thing this door knob was given to Sim Saturday night from a friend for his bird houses he makes. Sim doesn't know yet that I snuck into the box of goodies and got it!! OOPS!! But I LOVE it sitting on my desk.
 
I believe I have SPRING FEVER!! LOL The sun was shining here in Michigan today and I had a smile on my face all day!! And I just heard it is suppose to be close to 50 on Friday and the sun is gonna shine for the next few days!! WOO HOO this gal is gettin her MoJo back and lovin it!! I can not wait til I get my studio done!! I have so many things I want to make!! And before I know it I can go outside and play!! Hope you all had a sun shiny kinda day too!!
Peace out!! Love ya XOXO Fran.  



 
 
 
 
 
 
 




14 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Sister Friend, love your Mater jars, really great idea and looks so good.......Yout prim piggy is also great........Trying to think Spring but it`s been snowing all day...you are so lucky if you guys get those warm temps, I`m coming on over to your house:)Francine.

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Love your Mater jars!! & Piggy is too cute:)
~Lori

Jewels said...

Lovin your tomatoes Fran LOL. Popped over to your Facebook for the first time! So great to see all the things your are doing these days...wonderful :)...

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love your "maters" you canned! So cute!! Happy Tuesday! xx Holly

Prims By The Water said...

I love me a good canned tomater..they are the BEST! yours are so cute! Janice

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

LOL The tomatoes made me smile!
You've really been making some cute things Fran! Not too long now and we will be able to say the Spring is really here! I'm counting down the days!
Erica :)

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

*that

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Fran...I totally love the Tomato jars... that is just the cutest idea I've seen in a long time...

Sounds like you ae having fun cleaning organizing your room...feels so good when you get things just the way you like them!

Having a little Spring giveaway if your interested stop over & Enter!

Have a great hump day!

Blessings
Tonya

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the canned "maters"!!! I may have to try some myself!! I used to can, but haven't in the past few years, only because of my new location and costs. I miss it though, and love the idea of making due with some scrap fabric instead! Thanks for sharing and inspiring! If I get around to making some myself, I'll let ya know! ~tina

Lea said...

Girl... this is one happy jolly post! LOVE it! I wont say a word about the door knob ya swiped. lol When I went out walkin in the woods this week I found ... a big rusty... whatchyamacallit. It kinda looks like a hub? I dunno... but I bout ruptured myself trying to haul it all the way home on foot. Im' hoping it can be the base of some kinda bird house thingamajig like how your Sim makes. Yall inspire me. Tell that little oinker on the spring howdy.... STAY WARM... spring's a comin! xoxo

khess136 said...

You have been SEW busy, girl!!! Everything is amazing, and now you've got an Etsy team ~ WOW!! Love it all, dear Fran!! Your canned tomatoes reminded me of making "pickled pigs" back in the day, from panty hose and fiberfill!! Keep up the great work, sweet friend.
xoxo
Karen

Jacqueline said...

I found a very cute pattern book I want to send you!

That is a really cute charming idea to can some sweater tomatoes! Now we need strawberries and carrots and beans tee hee. I love your old soul! Somewhere way down deep, it speaks to me.

Off to watch Alder for the day and then my show tomorrow. I'm so excited, I have 12 people coming including two men!!! Who would have thought?

The Moonlit Stitch said...

I am feeling much positive creative juju from you Fran! Love your maters! And your other creations. Always nice to have a clean craft room, eh? Keep on Creating ~*~Lisa

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Fran, Love you prim goodies, esp. the canned tomatoes. My mouth is watering. hugs, Lecia