Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Crafty Friday with Lil Raggedy Angie

The last 2 Fridays Lil Raggedy Angie and I have gotten together to “make stuff”. Mostly it’s just me making a mess of her house… but I digress. We actually have accomplished something other than just having a blast hanging out!

The first thing we made were Crow cans from the tutorial on Pams blog Our Pioneer Homestead. She posted this and I knew right away I HAD to have them for me and all my girls. I asked Angie if she would help my non sewing self and she said sure… so off we went…

I started with this… from the dollar store.  I think Angie fed the actual pears to the squirrels… they are mutant now. YIKES!


And she sewed me crows cuz I don’t want to open my sewing machine. LOL!


And I snuggled Fudge!


And we grunged some cans…


And then we got this!!!!



What do you think?

Oh and then I decided to grunge this wine bottle (because it was empty and all ;o)  ) …


Which led to this the following Friday…


Had to dig through some recycling for those babies! (Angie says if I stick with her we will be dumpster diving next!)


Mr. Primcats has been instructed never to throw away another can or bottle ever. LOL! This is a whole new form of recycling!

There are actually a lot more we made that you can see on Angie’s blog. That’s just my hoard. Angie and Jamie both have some too! And I want MORE!!!!!

We also made 6 more crow can’s! Yay Crafty Friday!

No crafts this Friday… it’s cat food weekend. We have 400 pounds of chicken to grind and process into cat food for the Primcats Saturday. Big job but worth it for the health of our babies. :) We have been raw feeding since 2006 and it’s the best thing I have ever done for my cats. Check out for more info on how we feed our kids.

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats


Lee Hill Primitives said...

OMG! They turned out so amazing.Love them.

Stacy said...

These are so great!! I L O V E the can of crows! My sister in law and I have craft day Fridays too!! Only now she is working on Fridays so last week was our last one, I would love to crash yours if only I lived closer lol.
Have a great day!

Carmen said...

Those are awesome!!!!! Love the crow cans too, you gals just have TOO MUCH fun:O Have a great day Carmen!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Carmen~ Angie & you are creative gals~ just love the crow cans they turned out prim perfect!!

Raymond Homestead said...

You guys have so much fun! Love the results!

Cabin Fever Primitives said...

Great job on the crow can project, I wanted to make some too, Pam's ideas are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love the crow cans! They turned out great!

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

I love how everything turned out. Sounds like you two had a nice time together. :)

But I am in *love* with the crow cans! I saved a can the other day and have been wondering what to make with it. Creative juices are not flowing here lately. lol. I also love crows, just haven't made any yet. Well your crow cans have certainly inspired me to give this a try one of these days! :)

lilraggedyangie said...

Nooooooooooo, not more cans !!! lol Bring it , o wait , we better hold off until I move then its back on for Crafty Fridays cant wait I got a few ideas for you girls up my sleeve as well! Hope you have a wonderful day !hugs lilraggedyangie

cynthia lee designs said...

The crow cans and bottle turned out them!!
Are you still planning on coming down to the Sauerkraut Festival this weekend? I've saved back a cute mouse for you.

Raggedy Creations said...

Carmen where did you get the labels and how did you grunge. I would like to try it too. It looks neat.


michelle said...

Lovin your new Crow cans!So cute!I wish I lived closer to join the party!Big hugs michelle

Angela said...

What better way to spend a Friday evening. Spending time with a friend (s) and crafting as well. Love the cans of crows. That one is on my to do list. And I love the bottles. I have been doing those for my craft show, but using the brown bottles. Yours are much better and since brown bottles are getting hard to find, might just start grunging regular bottles. Great idea. Have a great day.

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Too cute ideas and love all the results! Sounds like a fun day for you two.

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

Oh they are fabulous! Love the little berries tucked in!! I think it's great that you worked together! How wonderful! What fun!!Congrats to both of you on how they turned out!!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Awesome results Carmen Girl....But you know already that I'm in serious love with the crow cans.....Gee, too bad you don't live closer, I could probably help with your bottle supply! ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

~Madalynne~ said...

Those turned out awesome! You guys work great together! Love the labels you used on the bottles.


You all make a great team. Love the crows in a can and the jars.

Anonymous said...

Carmen, looks like you have the best seat in the house with Fudge. The bottles and cans turned out great.
I'll have to try some. Looks like so much fun, even if it is messy.
Love them.
Country at heart

frontporchprims said...

Holy Cow those look like so much fun. You did and amazing job. Those bottles are to die for as well. A lot of people would be happy to see a tut on that!! I'd rather grunge bottles than grind up chicken any day.

nancy huggins said...

They all look great and I did bottles like that and am taking them to the craft show on the 22nd..mine are a little different but the same idea ..Love the cans..have been looking for ideas on other things to decorate..thanks for sharing :)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love all the things you the bottles..have fun grinding all that meat..and give all them babies a love for me.;)

Brooke @ said...

I love these! Thank you for linking up at All Things Spooky!