Thursday, March 15, 2012

Front Porch Primitives' Easter Giveaway!

So many wonderful Spring giveaways going on right now, isn't it F~U~N!  I want to share another one with you.  Our sweet and funny friend Steph from Front Porch Primitives is having an Easter giveaway of some of her wonderful handmades!  So hop on over to Steph's blog and sign up for this delightful giveaway!

Been working outside every day/afternoon/evening that I can.  It's been too windy here to burn so I haven't started a fire at all this week.  But would you believe that the burn pile that I lit LAST Saturday is still smoldering?  We've even had lots of rain this week!  I put some more leaves/sticks on the pile with the intention of lighting it tomorrow and a fire just started up on its own, lol... crazy.

Anyway, wanted to share a couple of pictures of what I've been doing this week besides cleaning up the back yard.  Waxing!!  =]  No Steph and Karen, not my legs, hehe...

I have a few different sizes of apples that I'm working on right now.  These only have the first coat of wax.

A few more still to do...

Once the first coat is on, the rest of the coats go much quicker.  It's a good thing because all the pears and berries are patiently waiting their turn for the wax dip.

I only have four of the vintage quilt block sawdust pillows left in my Etsy.  I was amazed at how quick they went!  I need to get busy on the bigger sizes.  Goodness... so much to do.

Spring Break coming up this week.  First time ever in 16 years that my husband and the kids are both off the same week so we are going to spend a few days in Missouri with my parents and a couple of day trips here in Oklahoma.  Really looking forward to just hanging out, having tons of fun and laughs, and of course sleeping in!  =]

Enjoy your weekend, my sweet friends~

24 comments:

Cheyenne said...

Spring Break sounds AWESOME!!

Can't wait to see the finished product with your waxing! :)

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Angie!! You have really been a busy girl--I guess thoughts of a getaway is spurring you on to finish waxing your legs--whoops...I mean fruit!!:) Hope you have a wonderful relaxing time on your trips with your family! Come back with lots of pictures!!-hugs, Jan

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Hey Angie, you sure have been busy! I love your apples! Have fun next week with your family and I am planning on seeing you one of these days!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

frontporchprims said...

Whoo hoo. Spring break together. How fun to visit your parents. Do you do anything else fun in Missouri? My sister took her family there last summer and they had a great time. It is a very, very long drive from here:) Those apples look amazing. I was wondering what they are covered with besides the wax. And what are the leaves made from? I want to experiment more with wax but have no idea what to do with it. So, maybe you could help me out. Hee Hee. I need alot of help with alot of stuff. Just learning from the best here. Have a great weekend. -Steph- p.s. Thanks for posting my giveaway dear friend.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Angie,
Enjoy your vacation with the family, what lovely weather you have and so unseasonable. I wanted you to know that I received my order for that wonderful Victoria House stuff, and I love it. It worked wonders on my cherry cabinets and walnut kitchen table, I am planning on trying it next on old wood flooring upstairs. So glad you recommended it. It isn't very often that a product actually lives up to its reputation!!!!!
Melinda

Hibiscus House said...

Hi Angie!
I love these and have to get back into crafting, you sure inspire me to make something. I thank you for telling us about your friends giveaway. I went over and entered..
Dolly

bettyj said...

Angie, really like your apples. Wow. Enjoy your spring break. I retired from the school system, so remember spring break joy well!lol We have a wedding in Cape Girardeau, Mo this summer.

Carmen C. said...

Those apples look great! I have some small pears I dipped that way last year and just love them:) Enjoy the spring break with your family!

The Gingerbread Gem said...

Hi Angie

Spring Break already? We have to wait another week.
Enjoy the trip!

Goedele

Dale ~ Country Essentials said...

Your blog is so adorable. Your eye for color and pattern show thru as if you crafted it!
I am so happy for you to be able to get away with FAMILY!
Nothing like it.
Love the apples you are making!
You go girl...keep doing what makes you happy!

Kim said...

Your kind of waxing looks a lot more fun ;) Can't wait to see the finished product. Have a wonderful time on spring break!!
Kim

Firecracker Kid said...

Ooh, I like the look of those apples. You're making bigger pillows? Yay, I'll be checking those out. I love it when you wax, whatever it is... lol. My candles are perfect too:)
Have a blast with your family this weekend.
Hugs~Carol

cynthia lee designs said...

Wow...have you been busy. Love the apples!!
Have fun with your family during Spring break!!
hugs,
Cindy

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Angie, I love those apples, you do such an awesome job!! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Lecia

tamera-country at heart said...

Looks like you have been busy with all the waxing and crafting. They look so good. I had heard where other folks were waxing and thought, what is that, now I know. Thanks for showing me. I hope you and your family have a nice spring break.
Tamera
Country at heart

Tolentreasures said...

Spring breaks sounds wonderful at your house, good for you. I never thought of waxing apples! What an idea!

Cathy

Leann said...

Looks like you've been a busy bee. Love how those apples are looking. Is the wax scented?

Have a wonderful time during spring break!

Leann

Willow Hollow Creations said...

This looks like a lot of fun. I'm sure they will look awesome all gathered together in a bowl.

Have a great evening.
Susie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Have a fun Spring break! Love those apples...WOW! ♥

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Hi Angie, I'm a new follower, just found your site surfing around! Are those real apples you are waxing? I've never seen that done before. If they are real does this preserve them and what do you do with them? Sorry so many questions, I just thought that was the neatest thing! Stop by and visit sometime, I'm fairly new to blogging and making some great friends :) By the way, have a Great Spring Break!!
~ Lori

Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

WoW look at all that waxing..fantastic..Enjoy your break with the family..Hugs X

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Such wonderful apples. I love them!
Blessings,
~Janet

BarbMed said...

WOW I love these!! How do you "wax" the apples? Do you dip then then roll them in spices? Did you do a tutorial & I can't find it? Any info would be appreciated!! :)

Angie Berry said...

Hi Barb! I tried to reply to you through email but it says that it is a "no reply comment" so I'm hoping you see this comment. I see that you are a new follower to my blog, thank you and welcome!! I did a waxed fruit tutorial on January 29, 2011, you can look it up in my archives just in case this link won't work for you but here is the direct link: http://berryhomespunprimitives.blogspot.com/2011/01/waxed-fruit.html

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to holler anytime. Thanks again for dropping by!