Monday, September 1, 2014

Make It Monday: Jar Toppers, Drawings and Donuts

Yesterday when visiting some of the stashbusting participants, I came across a free crochet pattern for a jam pot cover from Nata's Nest.  I have saved tons and tons of jars and have wanted to make decorative toppers for them but have never done so, until now ...
Aren't they lovely?
It's like making a little fitted doily.  Such a quick project.  And so satisfying.   I made these 6 just last night and plan to make lots more.

I've been doodling, drawing and playing with watercolors which is a lot of fun. 
 

Even drew and painted my own little version of Taos Pueblo.
The other night I made baked blueberry muffins and they were a hit with co-workers.  If you'd like to make your own, you can find the recipe here.
Have a great day!

39 comments:

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I adore Taos.

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

spotted Nata's pattern yesterday, too!!! You made colourful toppers and I like them all!!!!!
xxxxxx Ale

Becca said...

Hi Tammy ! Those jar toppers are just too cute! I am also enjoying your doodles/watercolor!

Sam I Am...... said...

Wow! Have you been creative! Your artwork is really wonderful! I think you found your niche. Is there something in the air? I've all of a sudden felt like "creating" and want to get some watercolors or watercolor pencils. In fact I have some sketches I've done in the past.
The jam covers rock! I too have wanted crocheted ones as I use fabric. Thank you for the pattern and yours are darling.
I love being able to pin also....it's quicker than copying and pasting and opening a word document etc.
Your blueberry donut recipe looks yummy and my grands love blueberries so I bet they would really love those! Have a great week.

Quinn said...

The baking looks delicious! My blueberries don't last long enough to be added to yummy muffins...sometimes they don't even make it all the way back to the house ;)
Love your Taos painting! Very very nice. I've been playing around with watercolors recently, too. Fun!

Little Treasures said...

I love your toppers! These lovelies have that little something that brings me in the past and make me remember my grandma's pantry :)

Teresa Kasner said...

You sure are a renaissance woman! Crocheting, painting and baking.. your husband must love you a lot! We're just having another hang out day - Autumn is a very busy time for me with my volunteer organizations.. so I'm enjoying a down day.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Mereknits said...

Love your jar toppers, very fun. And look at your beautiful paintings, I did not know you were such a talented artist.
Hugs,
Meredith

Dagmar said...

Tammy, what a lovely post, your drawing are very good.
I hope you have a wonderful first week in September.:)

Createology said...

Lovely little crocheted jar toppers. What a wonderful way to personalize a gift of homemade delights. I adore your drawings and watercolors. You really are amazing. Creative Bliss...

Nancy said...

Love the Taos Pueblo pic! You could make those into cards! Hope school is going well...the blueberry treats were a great way to start. =)

Gracie Saylor said...

It is so much fun to play with paints, isn't it, and you played with them beautifully, Tammy.
Someday I would like to try to make a collection of colorful jar caps, too.
Do blueberries grow near you? Your muffins look yummy :-) My family has been picking some blackberries from around the ponds...and one of my daughters made some yummy freezer jam.

Kit said...

Oh so colorful both the toppers and your paintings. Love them! Kit

My cozy ✄ little space said...

beautiful made! i love all your post..one of the most warm and with a lot of variaty is your blog...thanks for sharing ❤

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
You are the sweetest person one can find. Always so full of lovely ideas for brightening an ordinary day with exceptionally handmade gifts! And those sweets from your kitchen always score very high. Happy men in your life for having such a Mom and wife...
Hugs,
Mariette

vintage grey said...

Love your sweet jam covers!! So pretty!! Your drawings are beautiful!! Have a great day! xo Heather

Betsy said...

Goodness you've been a busy bee! I love the colors and pattern on your jar toppers. So pretty, AND you 're a painter too. Love them all. You certainly are talented. I made banana bread tonight but it doesn't look as good as usual. It's still on the cooling rack.. I used a different recipe than the one I have always used as it had butter in it and Piper is allergic to all dairy. Have a lovely almost fall day!
Blessings,.
Betsy

Patty Antle said...

You've been very creative Tammy. I love all of it! Thanks for sharing directions and recipe.

Preeti said...

Your jar toppers look very pretty and vibrant !:)

Dee said...

I love your painting of the palm tree! So sweet and soft.

Congrats on all the jar toppers. All filled with jam and pickles, they would be quite colorful on the shelf.

Acorn to Oak said...

You're such a busily creative person! I love all your newest creations! Especially your watercolors. Those muffins yummy! The crochet tops are cute and sound very fast to make.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I love the jar covers. These would be wonderful on a gift basket of jars of jelly and crackers! You did a beautiful job. Your watercolor is so pretty!

kathy b said...

You did a great job painting the Taos!

Sharon Chapman said...

I am loving all your watercolors and doodles. Your toppers are so bright and cheery. I knit but have not gotten the hang of crochet yet. I keep trying.

Susan said...

Oh TAMMY! You are a true artist!

I can see you filling those darling jars with something and giving them as gifts!

And your paintings are wonderful! Whimsical! Colorful! Happy!

Congratulations! Susan

Diane said...

Keep up the painting, Tammy. Love your watercolors and your Taos pueblo really captures it. Diane

Ana said...

Hey Ms. Tammy,
You are a women of many talents. The jar toppers are super cute and great job on the water color art.

Hugs and kisses,
❤️Ana

Lori ann said...

so much fun! love all the colors and creativity going on there!

Art and Sand said...

Love the doodling - I need to find my pad and play a little.

I also like the crocheted lid covers. I have to think about what I would put in the jars for neighbors and then get busy crocheting. Thanks for the idea.

Tante Mali said...

Thank you Tammy, now I know how to decorate my jam jars this year!
Great idea!
Have a wonderful time and all my best from an Austrian gardener
Elisabeth

Anitha said...

Your jar toppers looks so sweet.. Love your doodles! It really is fun and relaxing to doodle.. You make wonderful dishes.. The blueberry muffin looks yummy! Have a great weekend ahead :)

Astri Bowlin said...

What a great gift the jars would be! I love recycled projects - I have a closet full of jars and this is a great idea! Thank you and thank Nata - i"m off to visit her right now.

barbara judge said...

Everything looks so good on this post. I especially like your watercolors resembling folk art. Hope to see more of it -- quite spontaneous. -- barbara

Libbie Doyle said...

Those jar cover are so bright & happy! Every jar needs one! :)

Love that you made the muffins like little donuts...then maybe my kids would each blueberry muffins :) My fave but no one else's in the house fave flavor for sure...I don't mind if they grumble a little ...they always seem to dissappear :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my goodness!! Tammy, you have past me in the shade with all your baskets AND doilies AND jar covers AND other creative projects! You are on a roll. Plus, all your trip photos are so good. I love the two little goats standing on their back legs eating. =) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! blessings ~ tanna

koralee said...

Oh my your little covers are so adorable..love the colours. Lovely artwork as well. Hugs to you my friend..have a great weekend.

Helen Philipps said...

I love your colourful jar toppers, they look so nice all together too! I didn't know you painted, Tammy! Your pictures are lovely and very decorative.
Happy weekend!
Helen xox

Liz D said...

Your jam jar toppers are adorable! Will you make jam or marmalade to fill them? And I love your watercolors, esp of your fabulous trip. I always do a watercolor journal when I travel, the memories are so special when captured with brush and color or pen and ink.

lizzy

Yarni Gras! said...

I love your artwork....as always, the crochet is fabulous!!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...