Monday, August 18, 2008

Sweet Annie and More!

I am trying a new way I found to preserve my Sweet Annie. I used to cut it and dry it upside down...but it sheds and just does not look as good as other peoples.
So, you stick it in a solution of mineral oil and citric acid for 3-4 days....

...and then hang it up to dry for a few weeks. Have any of you tried this or something else? I'll see how this works out.

Here's a few things I have made in the last few days...

Prairie Clutch Dolls, I made three & already sold one!

Hoot the owl, some big candy corn ornies and two candles I grudged like I did the pumpkin last week. *when doing this you don't have to use beeswax, use paraffin or melt old candles

And some Primitive farm animals!

I have received and award from Tiffany

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Now I have to get ready to go to son still has to get a bookbag and he needs a haircut! I already warned Mary-Kate not to even look at anything to wear or anything for that matter....she has gotten PLENTY!
Well maybe I will get by my thrift stores and I always need something from Michaels!
Have a great Monday!


  1. I love sweet annie and I'll be curious to see if you get good results from this.

    Love all your new goodies!

  2. sweet annie was on my list to get this year to grow...and needless to say...i never got to i will have to buy mine once again...i will be curious as to if this works for have been so busy making the candles and the dollies...have fun shopping today...

  3. I love sweet annie but like you mine dries up and sheds everywhere... great new items.


  4. I have never even had a chance to smell sweet annie! I guess it doesn't grow here or maybe I just don't know what it is! LOL!
    I hope your method works!
    I love the goodies you made!

  5. I've never dried anything but Im curious to see how it turns out. Love all your new stuff.

  6. love the candles..that is your blog too:)

  7. Beth,

    I've never smelled or dried Sweet Annie, but I love the way it looks!

    I love your fall goodies!


  8. I will curious to see if your drying method works. I would like to grow Sweet Annie next year.

    Your new handmades look great!

  9. Hi, I just popped over from Gettysburg Homestead and had to comment on your piggy!
    He's adorable. Very nice work. :)

  10. Beth,
    I have an award for you on my blog. I didnt know you had already received it, but it's all good.

  11. Morning friend...I have never tried to dry flowers before...I hope this works for you..Love how you did that little pumpkin with the wax and cinnamon! Oh and I had one of those same Home Interior pics many many years ago!!!! Thankso so much for comng by today and for the sweet comment..please coome back anytime. I hope you have a wonderful week!

  12. I love sweet annie! I have it everywhere in my home and shop! I wanted to tell you what a great job you did on the farm animals! They are too cute!

  13. Thank you so much for your wonderful thoughts and prayers during this time- they are so welcomed and appreciated!

    kari & kijsa

  14. My email is My girlfriend and I of 31 years make and do craft shows, would like to if the new way you tried to preserve sweet annie worked , if it did would you PLEASE send the recipe that you used ,we would like to start using sweet annie to make all kinds of crafts!!!!! thank-you and hope too hear from you soon!!!!!!


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