Shabby Miss Jenn

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Thru the Attic Door Secret #2

I am spilling all my secrets to you tonight! It must be the heat effecting me. LOL
Everyone does things differently in the "prim world". I learned that really quickly.
But for those starting out and who aren't sure....I will share my way.
Its not written in stone. Take this and play around with it until you find something that you enjoy.

~My Witches Brew~

That is what my family likes to call the stuff I use to stain my sheets and dolls.
I used to create it using tea. I made it with coffee one afternoon and have been hooked on the effect ever since.

The kitchen sink or my big pot is what I make this all in.
I boil a good couple of kettles of hot water.
Take a 1/4 cup coffee and dump it into the boiled water.
Take a long handled wooden spoon and stir carefully. Don't splash and burn yourself.
I take a cheese cloth baggie and add the following...... cinnamon sticks that I have broken smaller; whole cloves; whole nutmeg that I have grated on the side of; anise star.
This baggie steeps in the coffee mixture and adds a spicy scent to the coffee.
I also add about 1/4 vanilla to the mixture.

The sheets are added one at a time. Fully covered and stirred around in the mix.
These are left in the mix for anywhere from 15 minutes to a couple of hours.

I then take each sheet out. Wring them out and get ready to dry them!



cara said...

Wow! I admire you, you seem to have it all together.
It's great to see how other people do things. It always sets off new ideas. When you find a way to set off "finishing current projects," I'm all ears.
Have you ever used cassia in your witches brew? It could be a major cost saving over cinnamon.

Cedara_ThruTheAtticDoor said...

I haven't tried that but will look into it! Thank you for sharin!


Lori said...

Had to try your witch's brew, and so glad I did! Not only does it leave the muslin smelling wonderful, but it left the whole house smelling great! LOL

Thanks for sharing!


alwayscrafty2 said...

Cedara this is awesome gal! How do you make one of these? ALso where in the world do you get time and all your creative energy! see ya on the boards! HUGS! sandi