May 05, 2012

Make Prim Happen Marathon~Day 4

I often visit Mary at Gettysburg Homestead.  When I saw the tutorial for her faux Redware, I thought it looked like a lot of fun.  I have always enjoyed painting with acrylics ever since I was a child.  My mother always had bunches on hand.  It's been along time since I have free handed pictures on to something though.  This project was more fun than the others because I baked a bunch of the circles for my girls and we all sat around the kitchen table Friday night and painted together.  It was crazy:)  All chairs at the table filled, paint flying everywhere (including all over the girls), and everyone seemed to need help brushing, squeezing, rinsing, painting, and drawing.  It's a wonder I even got mine done.  But, here they are.  Black Ware, Yellow Ware, Redware, and Terracotta Ware.

Here's what the girls did.  I let them pick their own colors.  I expected pink and purple and yellow flowers and rainbows, etc.  But they surprised me with beautiful browns and oranges with designs much like their mamma's.  So sweet!!!  Oldest has the top row~Middle has the middle row~ and baby has the last.


This marathon has been a wonderful journey for me.  I really needed to take the time to connect with myself this way.  Sometimes a full time mother can lose herself to others (which is really the way it's suppose to be), but we need to take time for ourselves once in a while.
After 4 days of intensive crafting, my house needs the attention now.  You know what?  I don't mind doing it this time.  
Thanks so much for watching me run and for cheering me on.  It's been fun to have you along my side this whole time and leaving me such sweet comments.
You are the best friends a blogger could have.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

13 comments:

Angela said...

Morning Steph, I so have enjoyed visiting you on your creative journey. You have done some wonderful crafting and I love the faux redware ornaments you and your family created. Such a great memory with the kids. You are such a special Mom. Have a wonderful weekend
Angela

Christine said...

YAYY for you Steph! What a great finish and how much more fun when your girls made some too and all so pretty!
It's been a fun week for me too!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Christine

BumbleBeeLane said...

All of your projects turned out wonderful! The girls did a good job too on there redware ornies.Glad you had fun and now you have some great new prims for your house.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Sheila said...

Steph,
I am so happy for you to have taken the time to "run your marathon" as you put it! You are so right in the way mothers lose themselves in the needs of others, always putting ourselves last and yes I agree that is the way it should be, but we need to take time to be rejuvenated however we deem necessary.
Love how all your wonderful creations turned out and I thank you for sharing them with us.
hugz and blessings,
Sheila

Gettysburg Homestead said...

They turned out awesome!!!! I'm so glad your girls enjoyed painting too. I sure wish my kids were still into crafting with their Mom. lol

Mary

~Sara said...

Sounds like a fun week to me. Memory making for the family ~ great times.All of the projects came out so nicely. You will have to come visit me and give me some motivation. You accomplished so much in such a little time. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Hello Steph- Love your newest creations and your daughter's too. What wonderful memories! All your projects turned out Beautiful. I enjoyed going on this little Marathon with you. Have a wonderful weekend!

sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Janet said...

Great job! They turned out great. I really love the designs and the colors you chose.

All of your projects are wonderful.

The girls did a great job too. :)

I enjoyed going on the little marathon with you. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Have a wonderful weekend. Take care, Janet W

Cindi said...

Steph, YOU DID IT!! great job on everything but I think these are my favorite. I can just picture you and your girls around the table, how special! Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. Have a great Sunday.
Be blessed
Cindi

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Steph, you go girl~ just amazing job on everything~ you got talent~
have a wonderful day~
smiles
Teresa

TheCrankyCrow said...

Whoooaa!!! And she made an amazing dash across the finish line!! These are absolutely amazing Steph!!! Your designs (and painting skills) are awesome! And I can see the girls have inherited your creative genes....Love that little fish.... I so agree that full time moms need to take time for themselves - otherwise, they lose themselves along the way and aren't the best they can be for their children. You're wise to recognize that - and respect that. Now have fun cleaning the house so you can display all your new prim pretties!! Have a great week ahead! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Steph, they turned out great!! Love the ones the little ones made too--make sure you date them.I'm sure they will be cherished little treasures in the future!!--Jan

The Gingerbread Gem said...

It was crazy? I can imagine!
I notice the girls used the same colours and patterns. I think they tried to imitate you :-).

You did a great job Steph! You're so right about getting in touch with yourself. For two weeks I'm doing nothing but cleaning, working in the vegetable garden, grocery shopping, taking care of everything while hubby was in France for a few days, ... I didn't craft, didn't post on my blog and don't have any inspiration for a post. Do you think I need a marathon ;-)?

hugs
Goedele