Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Primitive Deer

As I have mentioned in prior posts, our home is situated in a wooded area and we are blessed to view nature at its best!

The first winter we lived here was an awesome experience...30-35 deer would frequent our yard looking for a handout. What pleasure they brought us!
I enjoy creating in the kitchen and in the sewing/crafting room and am always on the lookout for interesting patterns and or ideas to accent our home!

I stumbled upon the "primitive deer" pattern on the internet (Kentucky Primitives) and had to have it!!!!

The deer are quick and easy to make and are just perfectly behaved little creatures!
I used osnaburg fabric and then according to directions made a concoction consisting of coffee and cinnamon...spread it on the deer and baked for a few minutes.

As you can see the little tails are twine and attached using a safety pin...the legs are just branches you collect from your backyard. The little antlers take a little time to locate...but just be patient and you will find just the ones! I added a little greenery and some berries for neck decor'.