DIY

  • A is for Annabelle Counted Cross Stitch KIT

    Tasha Tudor's beloved book is adapted for cross stitch. This project reflects Tasha's love of everyday life, and would make a welcome addition to any home, with its nostalgic reflection of days gone by.

    Size 8" x 13 1/2"

    On 18 count Charles Craft fabric.

    Designed by Barbara Bangser for the Posy Collection.

  • Basic Bread Baking Booklet

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    "There's something so elemental about a good bread. And if it's a bread you've made yourself, you also feel a lovely sense of gratification. Here you'll find basic breads -- white, whole wheat, and so on -- and also some variations and specialty breads. But first, you'll find a description of the key ingredients used in breadmaking and a section on bread-making techniques. At the very end, you'll find a few sources for grains, flours, mills, and all sorts of other things that'll come in handy for the breadmaking cook."

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2"  

  • Christmas Heralds Counted Cross Stitch KIT

    Bringing in the greens was always a cheerful endeavor, full of laughs and smiles, as the family snow-shoed through the woods to find the perfect dressings for the home on Christmas Eve. The procession of Christmas greens is brought to your very own Christmas tree with this popular image, hand-made by you to display in your home as a symbol of tradition and the excitement the Christmas season brings us all.

    *Counted Cross Stitch

    *KIT

    *On 18-count Charles Craft Fabric

    *Designed by Barbara Bangser for The Posy Collection, licensed images from Tasha Tudor and Family, Inc.

    *Finished size is 8½" by 5"

    *Frame not included

  • Feathered Friends Counted Cross Stitch KIT

    A young girl carries something delicious in her bowl as all the fowl follow her.  In our experience, it's unlikely the corgi would be following quite so peacefully...they are herding dogs after all.  Tasha may have had a very polite corgi when she originally painted the Christmas cards that this kit was adapted from.  

    *Counted Cross Stitch

    *KIT (does not include actual seed packet)

    *On 18-count Charles Craft Fabric

    *Designed by Barbara Bangser for The Posy Collection

    *Finished size is 5½" by 11"

  • Housebreaking & Training Your Puppy Booklet

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    "Puppies are great fun, and they make wonderful family pets. However -- They're playful to the point of being rambunctious, and they tend to demand a lot of attention. How do you help your playful, energetic puppy become a happy, well-mannered member of the family? It's all in the training!"

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Laura in the Snow Counted Cross Stitch KIT

    Laura, Tasha's granddaughter, and the kittens take a midwinter walk to gather berries. One of Tasha's favorite images, and yours too, now adapted for counted cross-stitch so the warmth of this darling image may adorn your own home.

    *Counted Cross Stitch

    *KIT

    *On 18-count Charles Craft Fabric

    *Designed by Barbara Bangser for The Posy Collection, licensed images from Tasha Tudor and Family, Inc.

    *Finished size is 8½" by 5"

    *Frame not included

  • Making Herbal Hand Creams & Salves Booklet

    "Experience the best moisturizers that nature has to offer! Whether you're an office worker or a stonemason, a gardener, or a mechanic, chances are your hands could use some love and attention. Help is here! In this bulletin, you'll find easy-to-follow recipes for more than twenty all-natural lotions and creams designed to hydrate, replenish, and smooth your skin for a beautiful, silky feeling. Author Norma Weinberg also offers expert advice on healing dry, cracked skin; preventing premature skin aging; and removing age spots, as well as essential information on evaluating commercial products." 

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

     

  • Making Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Booklet

    From the introduction: "Ice cream and its various relatives, including ice milk, sherbet, sorbet, ice, and frozen yogurt, are America's favorite dessert -- likewise, more of these threats are consumed in this country than anywhere else in the world. Today, ice cream knows no social boundaries, but early in its recorded history, it was a food of royalty. 

    What made ice cream readily accessible, however, was the invention of the ice cream churn, complete with dasher, hand crank, two tubs, ice, and salt, by a woman named Nancy Johnson in 1846. By 1851 ice cream was produced commercially. Ice cream sodas became an American mainstay after the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1879. That ubiquitous treat, the ice cream cone, came on the scene in 1904 at the St. Louis Exposition."

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Making Maple Syrup Booklet

    "This bulletin will tell you how to make syrup on the three simplest levels. The first level is for people who intend to tap only a couple of trees, to make only a couple quarts of syrup, and to spend no more than $20 on equipment. The second level is for people who may have a dozen trees to tap, who may make five or even ten gallons of syrup, and who will put $300-$450 into equipment. The third level is for people who want to be small commercial producers. If you're one of these, you will get the smallest size of a true evaporator, make anywhere from 60 to 200 taps, and produce from fifteen to fifty gallons of syrup each spring. And you will make an initial investment of at least $1750, unless you can buy used equipment from another small producer who is quitting." Note: These dollar figures, and all others in the book, apply to 1988-89.

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Making the Best Apple Cider Booklet

    Tasha has pressed her own apple cider for many years. If the process interests you, this bulletin is full of insight for making yours the best! We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    From the introduction "The heady fragrance of fresh sweet cider running from the press is a wonderful blend of mellow apples, the faintly acidic scent of fallen leaves, and the brisk taste of country air that has been cleared by early morning frost. The memories of family cider-pressing days stay with children for a lifetime, and through the cooperative work, the fine scents and flavors of the raw material, the instant, gratifying reward of labor in the torrent of delicious golden juice, and the row of filled jugs stored away with anticipation, cider makers enjoy the first-hand experience of self-sufficiency, cooperation, and the pleasure of work." 

    30 pages

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Making Valentine Mobiles

    February 2, 2017

    One of the most exciting things about February 14th is making and exchanging paper valentines. A Valentine Mobile makes a creative and unique substitution for a card, and also serves as a re-usable decoration for February 14th. 

    In the wonderful book Tasha Tudor's Old-Fashioned Gifts, Tasha Tudor and Linda Allen include instructions for making Valentine Mobiles and today we are going to show you how to make our own, somewhat simplified, version!

  • Q is for Quilt - Annabelle Quilt Pattern

    This miniature quilt is inspired by the "Q is for quilt" page of Tasha's beloved book, "A is for Annabelle." This project reflects Tasha's love of everyday life and would make a welcome addition to any doll bed, with its nostalgic reflection of days gone by.

    *Pattern only, fabric not included.

    *Designed by Carla Rexroat for The Posy Collection.

    *Finished size is 20" by 24."

  • Quilting Basics Booklet

    "Why would anyone want to go through the expense and time necessary to make a quilt in this day of ready-made comforters and bedspreads? Why indeed? 

    A quilt is not now nor has it ever been exclusively a practical cover for keeping a body warm. Even when great-great-great-grandmother made a quilt, it was not just for physical warmth. It was a creative outlet in an otherwise bleak existence -- a way of expressing oneself, of giving life, of venting frustrations or despair. Quilts were for "kivvers," quilts were made for weddings and births, quilts were made for mourning." 

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Ten Herbs for Happy, Healthy Dogs Booklet

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    "Are you curious about using alternative health care for your dog, but not sure where to start? Let herbalist Kathleen Brown be your guide! In this booklet, Brown identifies ten of the safest and most versatile herbs for use with dogs. You'll find everything you need to know to prepare herbal remedies at home and administer them to your dog, including how to calculate the proper dosage. You'll also find a wide array of recipes for herbal remedies designed for everything from soothing hot spots to relieving bowel problems to healing cuts and scrapes. You can even make daily herbal boosters - nature's vitamins! - to help your dog stay at the peak of health for a lifetime."

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2"