I've been the ultimate cottage/shabby chic gal for the past 7 or 8 years now. Lots of pink and pastels, lots of roses and other flowers, white shabby furniture, etc. But for the past year or so I've started to be drawn to the primitive decorating style. Now I'm not the real hardcore primitive with all the dark, dark stuff. And those dolls with the really ugly faces - yuk! They scare me! I have to work myself into this slowly and don't think I'll ever go the extreme route.
But I love how the prim stuff makes your home feel -- lived in, cozy, comfortable, and inviting. I can still be a Rustic Cottage - in fact, rustic is the whole idea. It's fun to make primitive things too -- you don't have to be perfect (in fact, you shouldn't be) and that's right up my alley. I've been a prisoner of own perfectionist tendencies way too long! Here's a little prim pillow that I made this evening. It's going to be filled with saw dust (an idea from my friend Sher in KS - she's my primitive teacher) and will go in my bazaar booth. If it doesn't sell I have just the place for it in my home! I've still got to "grungy" it up to make it look old. But isn't it cute??