"Life is amazingly good when it's simple and amazingly simple when it's good." ~ Terri Guillemets

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sweet and Simple Giveaway #1

Morning y'all!
Time for my first giveaway here at Old Time Farmhouse!
Sweet and simple. For your farmhouse.
Whoo-hoo, I'm so excited!!!

Drum roll please. Giving away...
an old, rustic rake that is white washed with a decorative doily tied with twine
three stuffed hearts with French script!

How to win? Here's the deal...
*You must be a follower before you can enter. 
*Go to the Old Time Party #1 from last Monday and visit at least 3 links of party participants to give them some friendly farm love. 
*Come back here and leave '1 comment only' that you shared the love. You can comment how many visits you made, or what you enjoyed, or what you learned, or who ya visited, or yadda, yadda....
See...sweet and simple. And this is on the honor system so please follow the sweet and simple rules.
Giveaway will remain open all week till midnight Sunday.
Winner will be announced first thing next Monday morning.
Good luck to y'all!

I love this look so much that I'm considering making hearts for the Old Time Farmhouse shop when I open it. One thing I need to do, though, is to purchase a new sewing machine or something better. Have ya ever tried to accomplish something and not have the right tools. Uh-huh. So these little hearts are cute as can be, but they are not perfect. So I need to embrace the imperfection with the sewing and if you win them, I hope you will also embrace the imperfection. That's what farmhouse living is all about.

We can only have one winner so I thought I'd share how I made these little hearts so you can make your own for your farmhouse if you wish or you can wait to see if I start to sell them. ;)
1. Select your material, heart shape, and preferred cutting method.
2. Cut two heart shapes for each stuffed heart.
 3. Decide what text and/or photo that you want on your heart. I found my French script from the Graphics Fairy. She is fabulous.
4. You will need freezer paper and an ink jet printer.
5. I cut a piece of freezer paper to the size of 8 1/2" x 11" to easily fit my printer.
6. I printed my images (remember to do a mirrored image) from my computer onto the waxy side of  the freezer paper. It remains wet, so be careful not to smudge. If you are having trouble with the freezer paper going through your printer, you can attach it to a regular sheet of paper (I used spray adhesive).
7. Slightly dampen your material for your image to grab it. I used a slightly wet rag and blotted my material.
8. Place your image face down onto your material and burnish it. I rubbed my image onto the material with the back of a large spoon. Carefully lift off the freezer paper.
9. Sew your heart front to the back. I used a zigzag stitch. Remember to add twine to the top if you want your heart to hang.
10. I slightly stuffed my heart while still on the machine with a small opening left, then completed the stitching after stuffing.
Ta-da! All done!

Just a quick thank you to those who linked up to the Old Time Party...
Hugs from the farmhouse...


shannon i olson said...

I went out visiting, nice posts that linked up! Please enter me for this great prize!!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Wow, Cindy! Those are so cool! I love how you transferred the image, so now I have to go buy some freezer paper. That beautiful hanger from the rake is the sweetest looking rake that I have ever seen! You have such a beautiful imagination. I just adore it! What a wonderful idea for a give away!I had fun participating in your first blog hop and i sure did visit all the others that joined in as well. I will be happy to see this party grow as time goes on.. you are the hostess with the mostess.. for sure!!
Blessings to you,

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hey, Cindy! What a cute, cute give-away! I visited everyone at the blog hop and enjoyed each one! I just know it's gonna grow into a huge party each and every week.
Love the hearts--great idea using the freezer paper--I have rolls of it handy.
Put me down for the give-away!
Sending you a hug,

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Cindy,
What a great giveaway...my heart fluttered when I saw that beautiful rake and those hearts!!
I visited all the gals that joined in on the party...and now have some new blogging friends.
I'd loved to be entered into your giveaway.

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

I love your hearts!! They are so sweet and adorable!! I visited 3 of the party-goers!! Sweet Vintage of Mine, The country Farmhouse, and Ruby and Arthur!! If your party was still open I would have linked up! Oh well, maybe I can join in next time!! Have a great night! ~ Deanna

Ruby and Arthur said...

Cute giveaway! I checked out the other partiers and they had some great posts! Love the sweet hearts, Jean

vintage grey said...

So pretty and sweet!! Love how you used the old, rustic rake!! xo Heather

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