Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Our New Website with Blog Included

Our new website includes a blog.  
Not all posts are about burlap creativity, 
but they are all FUN...
Come and stop by...!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Burlap Upholstered Chairs

gunny sack upholstered chairs

I received these photo's from Ashley.  She wanted to upholster her chairs and wondered how to treat her fabric.
So I sent her some tips {downloadable right here} 
She then used the tips I have available and covered the result with clear vinyl to make them more durable.
{so nothing gets snagged on the fibers}
Chairs - Before
It is SOOO nice when people send me pictures of how their projects turn out.  
I LOVE her chairs!  They look adorable, and she says they hold up great.  Theses are the chairs they use every day...!!  Lucky girl!

Burlap Sack Upholstered Chair

Isn't it fabulous how she put the print on at an angle.....?

This is what Ashley said:

"Your tips on upholstering coffee sacs helped me turn my old boring chairs into amazing conversation pieces! I actually use them on a daily basis and the thin vinyl covering is still holding up."

She's so nice.... 

To get your own potato sack prep tips, just follow this link... 

Linking up to :  Doodles and Stitches

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Free Purse Sewing Pattern ~ Melissa Handbag

The Melissa Handbag has been a favorite for my customers for years.  And now anyone with a computer can have it FREE....!!!
Wow~!  It's your lucky day!

Just follow this link to my website and download the PDF file...
And then, pull out the potato sack and sewing machine for some burlap fun!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Potato Sack Purse Display

Here is a display of some of the potato sack purses available right now.  
Let me know if you want one!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Potato Chips ~ Potato Sack Style.....!!!!!

Check out these potato chips, packaged in genuine (...???) burlap potato sacks.....

Covered Bridge Potato Chips from Canada
Do you think they really are packaged in burlap, 
or so you think they printed it onto the bag......????

Potato Sack Cork Board

Look at how adorable this bulletin board is from Haverford House......
I LOVE the vintage potato sack.....

Potato Sack Bulletin Board
Did you notice those cute little potato themed notes she added....
Cute eh...???
{a little Canadian lingo....}

This is the original post by Marcy

How do you keep your notes and reminders looking organized in your home....????

A Potato Sack Fashioned into a Purse: by Krista

You have to come see this adorable purse, made from a genuine Idaho potato sack....!!!!!

Potato Sack Purse Made by Krista
The purse is sooo adorable, 
Not to mention the the model, she is just adorable too...!!!

Lazy Saturdays:  Krista and Purse

AND Krista also turns out to be the awesome creator of this fun purse!!!!!
Burlap Sack Purse..... to die for......
And guess what:  she dyed the burlap potato sack first.....
Good thinking....!!!!

I love it....

See Krista's original post here

*What are some of your favorite up-cycled materials to use for making a purse....

"Spuds" Sack - Soooo Cute....!!!!!

Potato Sack
This VERY cute potato sack was made by 
Homemade CUTE Spud Sack
Believe it or not, but she is using this cute spud-sack to store potatoes in!!!!!

After all, burlap was designed to aerate the spuds all the while keeping them contained...
What an idea.....

Go SPUDS!!!!!

Anyway, I just love what she has come up with, 
especially the little "Spuds" embellishment at the front....
Nice work, Hannah!!!

What do you call 'potatoes' at your house....????

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Polka Dot Closet: 14 Days Until The Dress Form Ball!

 You don't want to miss The Polka Dot Closet's Dress Form Party coming up on February 7th!

Now to figure out what Olivia will be wearing to the ball!

If you have a dress form~~any size~~ there's plenty of time to get her dressed and ready!

See you there!

 The Polka Dot Closet: 14 Days Until The Dress Form Ball!

PS  to see how Olivia dressed for the occasion, please follow this link....

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Burlap Coffee Sack Lamp Shade

 Look at what I found on Etsy today:
A burlap lampshade celebrating Seattle Washington!
The Surveyor Tripod is a wonderful touch to finish it off...!!

The lampshade is for sale by MableDear

No. 1 Washington Potatoes....!!!!

Yummy!  Potatoes from the rich Washington soil!
No. 1 Washington Potatoes
 I found a Washington Potato Sack, which was reason to celebrate 
with a Melissa Potato purse...!!!

Washington Potato Sack Bag
The Melissa Handbag Sewing Pattern is now FREE

What state is your favorite.....????  
Would you like to see a potato sack featuring YOUR state?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Burlap Sack Messenger Bag

Hello there!
Included is a picture of a messenger bag made by Graham, which he sent me after requesting the free potato sack preparation tips PDF file, which I offer free to anyone who asks....

This is What Graham told me about the bag:

"A few more details about it, it's11 1/2 inches tall by 12 inches wide.  The strap is made of a 42 inch strip of 3 inch wide burlap with the ends folded in to make a strap that's 1 1/2 inches wide.  Funny story about the sack that I used for this.  I went into my local coffee roasters to try and buy a few sacks so that I could cut them up and use them for wrapping some of my outdoor plants, and they just gave me about 12 sacks.  Some were nicer than others, so I kept the nice, tighter weave ones for crafts."

Thanks for sharing, Graham!
I love seeing what people have made......!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Some More Potato Sack Dresses, just in time for Halloween

Potato Sack Dress from Kuky Ideas
The potato sacks are flying out of the shop lately as soooo many people decided to dress in a Potato Sack to celebrate Halloween this year...

Potato Sack Dress, Jamie Hilton Mrs Idaho 2009
And why not....????
Potatoes are DELISH
Idaho Potato Sack Dress Miss Russet 2010 - 2011

and we Idahoans are PROUD of our state....

Marilyn at Idaho Potato Museum

and our spuds...!!!!

Potato Sack Dress Paige Pearson Junior Miss Blackfoot 2009-2010

Snag up YOUR potato sack quickly!

Potato Sack Dress -ahum- Skirt

 So you can make yourself a fabulous dress

Potato Sack Maternity Dress
 A wonderful Halloween costume

T in Potato Sack Dress, dressed up as Miss Idaho
Made from a potato sack from my shop...!!!
I am so honored!

 Yay!!!  Go Spuds

Awesome Idaho Potato Sack Dress Costume
Using a potato sack from my shop.....

Happy Halloween...!!!!
Baby Tater Sack Costume
Made by Tater's Mom, who will also make one for you!
Order one today!

May the best Tater win the costume contest!

Potato Sacks -- Ready to made into a CUTE costume!!!!
Order yours today, to get it ready for Halloween...!!!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Potato Sack Dress in Idaho Falls Magazine


The new Idaho Falls Magazine ( September / October 2011 issue)
has a fun article in it on pages 92 and 93 
an annual festival to celebrate East Idaho harvest.

And remember the potato sack dress I made a month ago?
Well, it's in here, on the corner of page 92:
Donned by the beautiful and gracious Kaitlyn Anderson:
Miss Russet 2010 - 2011 

She looks much better than Marilyn Monroe,
don't you think so? 

The Beautiful and Lovely Miss Russet in Potato Sack Dress


Monday, August 15, 2011

Some More Potato Sacks

I got some more potato sacks in...
They are awesome!
new potato sacks in the shop...
I love them, 
U.S. No. 1 Diamond Idaho Potatoes
they are different than what I've ever been able to find before.  
They will be listed on our shop in the next day or so...
Kimberly, from Idaho will you accept this diamond, because you are my number 1!

 This last one would be great for a wedding proposal for an Idaho girl named Kimberly, don't you think?
the diamond, 
the number 1
Kimberly, Idaho


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Yet Another Potato Sack Dress

Today I made a new potato sack dress.

 Actually it is more a jumper...
And I love it...

Isn't she cute......???

Friday, July 1, 2011

An Adorable Ruffled Burlap Potato Sack Pillow


A Girl and a Glue Gun has done it again....
Made something lovely out of an Idaho potato sack...
She really has a gift....

To see how she sewed up this ruffled pillow, please visit her tutorial...


Thursday, May 12, 2011

VERY cute framed Burlap Potato Sack by "Girl and a Glue Gun"

Now lookie here:
This is the cutest Idaho Art I've ever seen!

Made by "A Girl and a Glue Gun"......
I love the LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG frame she used to make this
It really "frames" the Idaho print well....

To see how Kimbo put it all together, please follow this link!

Have a happy spring day!