Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Win a Potato Sack Bulletin Board.

My daughter and I just made this potato sack bulletin board in a black frame yesterday. It was a lot of fun to do and really easy.

You can make your own too!
Follow the easy directions on Tutorial Boutique right here

Or you can WIN this very item on DIY Wednesday
Follow this link for a chance at the free giveaway!

Good luck, and have fun!

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Burlap Sack Skirt for the Piano Bench {Great Sewing Idea!!! }

I believe this is a skirt someone has made to go on a "table" which seems to look like a piano bench.... ?!?

Wow!!! What will they think of next....?
I think it looks very shabby and rural Paris chic...
....I guess...

Or maybe more farmer chic....
It's great!

Tara photographed it.... She has a fabulous eye for unique burlap finds.... Thanks Tara!!!!! :)

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sew a Burlap Potato Sack Bib Apron

A customer of mine made this apron from a potato sack she got from me. Isn't it so funny!!!!
Tami is so talented!

She suggests that this would make a wonderful Bridal Shower gift for your shabby daughter or friend! I think she's right!
Please be careful with washing it, though....!!!! You may want to just spot-clean it only.....

Great sewing, Tami! Great idea!
If you would like to bring this apron home, or other items similar to it, please visit Tami's Etsy shop right here.

Happy Sewing!

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Potato Sack Potholder = Sewing and Cooking FUN

This is the BEST way to celebrate the farming life, potatoes and manliness: A hot potato mitt in the kitchen!

Who wouldn't want one of these oven gloves to take their hot potatoes out of the oven! or carry your hot potato dish to the kitchen table with one of these hot potholders?
Go Idaho!

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Hot Potato Oven mitts are available at the Etsy Potato Boutique

Monday, June 14, 2010

Easy to Make Burlap World Peace Banner

This is such a fun burlap bunting.

I made it from scraps of potato sacks, and if you look closely, you can see remnants of potato sack print!

A great message for Independence Day, Christmas, or all year around!

Available for you at Potato Boutique

Peace on Earth! {Some people call it "World Peace")

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Burlap Wreath Craft

This burlap wreath is so fabulous!

I just love it!

I can't wait to make one out of potato sack scraps!

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The picture came from Creative Little Daisy

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Christmas Tree Decorate with Idaho Burlap

I know it's the middle of summer, but this natural rustic looking Christmas tree deserves some of our attention!

Burlap instead of ribbon! What a brilliant idea!
I just absolutely love it!

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Freckles Chick posted this picture

Idaho Potato Sack Gift Wrap

A genuine potato sack makes the very best way to wrap a present in love!
A great gift-wrap!

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The picture came from here

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Upholster Kitchen Chair with Burlap Sack

Aren't these potato sack upholstered chairs fabulous?
How fun to have those in your country kitchen!

They would look so stunning and clever, while giving the perfect rural feel to your home.

To make your potato sacks more durable, just contact me for the potato sack treatment tips I have come up, I will email them to you asap!

and read this post on to protect the sacks from getting snagged..... 

Good luck to you!
Happy creating!

Recover Your Burlap Stool Idaho - Style

I love this fun potato sack bar stool!
It's just fun how she combined the masculine burlap with frilly ruffles!
Good thinking!

And the "208" print is awesome of course....!!!!
So Idaho!

Good thinking!
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Tara spotted this stool

Best Pincushion Ever - Made with a Potato Sack

Has this ever happened to you? You sit down on the couch to do a little hand-sewing, and then you realize that you forgot your scisssors....So.... You get up and get them. Then you stitch along and soon you realize that you are short some thread... So.... You get up to get some more thread. You keep stitching. Then you realize that you need some pins..... So.... You get up and get those....
etc. etc. etc.

It is so frustrating!

That is why this is the best pincushion ever! You can sit down on the couch and bring your little pincushion. Inside you keep the matching thread, the little pair of scissors, etc. On the top are the pins and an extra needle, just in case.

PROBLEM SOLVED. You can just sit down on the sofa and not get up till you are done stitching! Ideal!!!

NICE!! :)

And it doesn't hurt that it's CUTE because of the awesome up-cycled potato sack....

Happy Pinning!

Get your own potato sack right here....
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Monday, June 7, 2010

Fun "Potato Purse" Thank You Cards!

The next 10 customers at CrystelleBoutique or PotatoBoutique will get some very fun "Potato Purse" thank you cards!

ope you love 'um!
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Lovely Recovered Burlap Headboard

Check out this AMAZING headboard that Tara found at "Farm Chicks" in Spokane Washington.

How much fun is that!

Look at all those upholster buttons! Incredible!

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Crazy Cute Potato Sack Chic Clutch

Isn't this the cutest down-home Idaho clutch you have ever seen?

It is such a blast!
This fabulous Potato Sack Clutch is a free giveaway until June 17, 2010 at LindsayBlogs.com

Hop on over there and hope you win!
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To view additional purses made out of feedsacks, please follow this link

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Jute and Linen Mat

While this may have the appearance of a fabulous vintage feed sack, it is actually a sturdy jute and linen rug. Great rugged humble underfoot mat to be used as indoor or outdoor decor.

:) Crystelle
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Mat available at Mothology

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sewing Outdoor Burlap Decor with Feed Sacks

How fabulous it is to decorate outdoors with feedsack pillows....
Feed sacks and potato sacks give off a lovely natural, easy going, down-home feel.
Magnificent for a cool and relaxing evening on the back porch....

Happy relaxing on your patio!
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Make a Wonderful Haute Potato Headboard

,Now this is the BEST, most creative Haute Potato headboard I've ever seen!

Beauty and burlap combined at its best!
I love what the designers at C&C came up with for creative decorative use of Haute Potato burlap sacks!
They covered a headboard with them! This design just really POPS for me.
What wonderful contrast of the clean dark-colored wall and the crisp white sheets with the rugged and rustic burlap and print.
NICE WORK!!! This would definitely look very good in YOUR bedroom!!! Uh-huh!
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Require your own genuine potato sacks from Idaho right here...