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!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Check out the new website!

Ok, so I am really excited that the website is all new and improved!

It is a much better reflection of my personality.....
LOVE it!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I Heart Potato Sacks.....!!!!!!

I heart potato sacks,
U heart potato sacks,

This is a fun treasury I put together today 
of several different items on Etsy that I thought were exceptional.

Gotta love potato sacks!!!

Have a fantastic burlap day!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Burlap Sack Mannequin


Lucy is a talented fabric artist who creates inspiring mannequins!
I couldn't help but share this wonderful mannequin she created using coffee sacks... 


Read more about this lovely lady right here....

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Purchase Number 200 at Etsy

Well, guess what,
I just noticed that a fantastic customer just made 
purchase number 200 in my potato boutique Etsy shop!

I wish I would have paid attention beforehand, but at least I noticed.... right...?
So to reward this wonderful seamstress, I am sending a her a free pattern...!
Congratulations Charlotte on being number 200...!!!
And THANK YOU to all of you wonderful customers for all your support!

It just goes to show how much fun potato sacks are...!


Friday, March 4, 2011

Burlap Curtain Ruffles and Burlap Mr. and Mrs. Pillows....

Well, lookie here!

See what Kait from Mrs. DIY and tennis guy came up with!

In an effort to save herself (and her hubby) some money,
she went to Hobby Lobby
and bought the material to make the pillows that run $118 at Ballard Designs....

Smart Girl!
And you know what?
I think hers are cuter.
Love the font she used.

And naturally she couldn't let the left-over burlap just sit there,
so she put it to good use by making ruffles for her bedroom curtains.  

Good job Kait!
Love it!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Adorable Potato Sack House Pillows

Check out these new house pillows I just added to the etsy store....
aren't they the cutest thing you ever did see?

I have always loved the House Icon,  there is something so sweet and charming about it.  I mean how can you not love a symbol that symbolizes HOME!
HOME equals LOVE
and peace and welcoming and being yourself, and kicking back and being loved and comfortable and WARM and supported and all that good stuff where you want to be and have a warm cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter day.
   The world could use a little more of that right? 

So the past few weeks I have been working on all sorts of HOMES:
pillows, paintings, you name it. (click on images to see them larger)
And I LOVE them!!!
they look so happy sitting on my couch...
Sitting on a chair...
I even have some house pillows sitting outside in the cold on the porch...
Poor things...
They get a little skiff of snow on them sometimes....
But they look oh so welcoming and happy out there for us when we get home, and for the visitors....
Of which we have been getting a lot lately actually....
It must be the pillows, attracting people to out warm and cozy home...hahaha!!!!

So anyway, the pillows are a potato sack on the front, combined with lots of other fabrics and even a SOFT backing, so you can just flip the pillow over and have a snugly nap on the couch while using a it as a neck bolster pillow....
Good thinking, huh!

And just for kicks, I made handmade "handmade" tag with a self-portrait on them...
Looks just like me... heeheeheehee  :o)

Go check out these fun pillows right here...
guaranteed to look good in YOUR home!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

FREE Burlap "Keep Calm" Stitch Pattern

Jenn from RedberrryBarn has done it again!  Made something fabulous with burlap!
This lovely stitch pattern features
"Keep Calm and Have a Cupcake"

I love everything Jenn creates, and this design
is wonderful for the upcoming Valentine holiday.

Plus if you hand over the cupcake nobody gets hurt at my house....
especially if it is chocolate!!!!

Enjoy, Crystelle

Friday, January 21, 2011

Burlap Valentines Day Decor

One of my favorite Internet friends is Jenn from Redberry Barn
She always comes up with the most amazing things and executes them very beautifully!


Well, she's at it again:
Using burlap to decorate for Valentines Day!
Love it Jenn!

Click here to see how she made this Valentines Advent Calender
Jenn, you are AMAZING!!!!

Great Burlap Wreath

I'm loving this wreath!
Melinda made it  :D
She was actually in the process of making a Valentine's wreath, but ended up with a burlap wreath instead!

Anyway, it's great, and you can see how she made it right here.
Happy crafting!