Friday, December 3, 2010

Guess what I’m making…


Lookie what I’m making! I was only going to make one for a trade with my friend Andy but then I figured if I was going to make one I might as well make ten!

Do you know what these are going to be?

I’m sure you do!


That’s right! Shoo-fly covers! Aren’t they wonderful!

Some of the screens are real shoo-fly covers I bought to transform, some are just old strainers I’ve picked up,  and some are made from the tutorial that used to be HERE on Char’s blog.  She removed the post because it’s published now but they are made from new Wal-Mart strainers.


They take a few days to complete because you have to flip them again and again but once they are done they are adorable! Can’t wait to show you the finished products!

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats


At Home With Amy said...

Andy told me about this trade Carmen. That is so nice of you. I have one of the covers Char made me for a swap and I have a few of my own to do. Hopefully in this lifetime. I just love the way they look with pantry cakes stored under them.
Please post pics of them when you are done.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

I can't wait to see when they are done!

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Waiting anxiously to see the finished product!

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

How wonderful!
Can't wait to see them all finished.

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Can't wait to see!! I guess I am going to have to make a visit to Walmart.8-) I have a couple of really small ones but would like some bigger.I think I have that tutorial. Look forward to the finished product.

Carmen C. said...

Those look WONDERFUL so far Carmen!!!! Hope your enjoying the day!!!

the primitive country bug said...

Great fly screens! They'll be wonderful!
Blessins~ Birgit

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

very cool. I used the antique strainer to make one. don't find that many that are so easy to get apart.! :)

renee said...

Wow! You are a busy gal! Look at them all lined up there. I think I have that tutorial too, never tried it yet.
I am sure they will turn out nice though.
Have a good weekend.

acorn hollow said...

this is the first time I have seen this I can't wait to see how they are finished I am now on the hunt for those strainers. I gotta have me one of those!
thanks for your visit.

Jennifer said...

wow! you go girl!!!

Geesha said...

carmen, I love shoo-fly covers...I wanted one so bad that I paid a pretty penny for mine but it was worth it! I can't wait to see yours finished very excited! By the way... I hate to ask but I noticed in your post with the living room decorated for Christmas, your TV stand. Where did you get it or did you just run upon it? We are getting a big TV and need something to put it on.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I so love what you are making..and I just scrolled through your blog..I love your "christmas house" very festive..yes you are right about my kittys below my sign..although one of them is made by me.:) its the little gray looks like my po-po..;)I would love to have one of her 3-d cats at halloween..have a great weekend..I am now following your blog.;)

busybee said...


Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

I'd love to have one of those but all the new strainers I've seen in stores like Wal Mart look like they would be a pain to tear apart! Care to share how you did yours? I love your blog and have signed on to follow!