Well, Butter My Bread! {Baking Center Sign, Apron, and Table Runner}

My poor bread machine has been sitting forgotten and forlorn in my pantry for more than 3 years.  It was one of my most dearly loved kitchen appliances, helping me bake fresh bread 3 times a week, but when we moved from Missouri to Illinois more than three years ago, it got stuck in the barn while we remodeled our kitchen.  By the time the remodel was finished, I had gotten used to buying store-bought bread, and just stopped making homemade bread.

Shame on me.

But that all changed this morning!

My newest  Vintage Sign Stencil design is a flour sack stencil, and after I finished making the sample projects I’ll be showing you today, I was trying to decide how I wanted to style the photos.

My brilliant  husband (said sarcastically) said, “Why don’t you just throw some flour on it, since it’s a flour sack stencil?”

     Great idea, dear.  I’m sure flour thrown on top of my projects will look wonderful.

But, I will admit that his ridiculous idea got me thinking about the fresh baked bread I used to make…
flour sack stencil

So I pulled out my old bread machine, and made a late-night trip to the grocery store to buy some fresh yeast.

I was totally gung-ho to get started this morning.  My husband was equally gung-ho, because he informed me that he’d missed the fresh bread we used to have.

I even had a new apron to wear that I’d made with the stencil, and I was ready to bake!

vintage apron

I got my ingredients out, pulled that poor old bread machine out of the pantry, but lo and behold…

the paddle that turns the ingredients in the machine was missing.  How it disappeared between Missouri, Illinois, my barn and the pantry, I have no idea, but I wasn’t giving up…

because I had also created a baking center sign to hold measuring cups and spoons!

farmhouse decor baking center sign

Who needs a machine?  I’ll make my bread the old-fashioned way!

measuring cup hooks

And I did!

This baking center sign is available for purchase HERE.

DIY Stenciled Farmhouse Burlap Table Runner | www.knickoftime.net

And that fresh-baked loaf of bread is now sitting pretty on the burlap table runner I made.

   Won’t my hubby be happy?

I think he had this planned all along by suggesting I throw flour around…sneaky guy.

DIY Stenciled Farmhouse Burlap Table Runner | www.knickoftime.net

This burlap table runner is available to purchase HERE.

Make your own with this Burlap Table Runner (affiliate link)

There are 2 Flour Sack stencil sizes available.

The large stencil measures about 16 x 8-3/4, and was used to create the baking center sign and the burlap table runner.

The small stencil measures about 10 x 5-1/2, and  was used to create the farmhouse apron.

flour sack stencil projects

Purchase the large or small Flour Sack Stencils HERE.

stencil projects

Vaya con Dios,

Click on the images below to see more farmhouse stencil projects.

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  1. Yeah! just throw some flour on it! hahaha!
    Too bad about the bread machine. Mine is packed away right now…because we THOUGHT we were moving. I hope it’s all in the same box…and the same shed!
    I love your signs, I’m really happy that they’re in English. 😉
    I’m over the French Sign design.
    All this blogging and french signs everywhere… I still can’t read what it says!

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE your stenciled apron, Angie! Congrats on your wonderful stencils!

  3. Lovely things you’ve made, my favourite is the baking sign with hooks! And the way you’ve displayed and photographed everything is just beautiful.

  4. Oh this one is my favorite stencil!! I’m so happy to see all the possibilities with it! I love everything you did Angie!

  5. Marlene Stephenson says

    Love all your ideas really cute for a baking center,thanks Angie. I could almost smell that fresh bread.

  6. Hi Angie! I bought the flour runner today! Yaaaah! Can’t wait to get it , I will be putting it in my farmhouse kitchen , love it! Enjoy your blog very much! I live on a farm!

  7. mmmmm…fresh baked bread! We used to have a bread machine too and I can’t for the life of me remember what happened to it. It was kinda like the ice cream machine – sounded awesome, until I was at the store getting the supplies I realized I could just, you know, buy ice cream and eat it RIGHT NOW!
    The stencil looks great as does the baking center sign and I too appreciate the English-ness of it!

    • LOL – we got an ice cream maker for our wedding. I think we used it only once, but when we want ice cream- we want it NOW yoo, so it sat unused for years until we finally got rid of it!

  8. What a fantastic new stencil…gosh, you have the best collection of stencils! I love the projects you’ve done with them, particularly the sign…I think it’s that bit of red that really does it for me! I’ll bet that bread tasted like heaven and I’ll also bet your hubby was happy you didn’t take his advice and used the flour to make bread instead! 😉

    • Thanks so much! My hubby only got to enjoy a few slices, then the kids discovered it, and gobbled it down. He came in later, and said, “What happened to the bread?”
      The kids happened…that’s what!

      • hehe! One thing is for certain, wherever there is food happening, there are kids happening to it! I hope your kiddos know how lucky they are to have a Mom who will bake them homemade bread! 🙂

  9. Good for you, for making bread. I did that once for about three months, then life got too busy and store bought was easier. Now I may start again, as my mother needs to start eating a more gluten free diet, soon she will start chemotherapy and I want to support her as much as I am able.

    Love the stencil. All of your projects look fantastic.

    • -Have fun making it again, Kathy! I plan to look online for a replacement part for my bread machine. I didn’t mind doing it the old-fashioned way once, but I’m too lazy to do it like that very often.

  10. Naomi S. says

    I can smell that fresh-baked bread now! Yummy!

  11. Naomi S. says

    After I posted I scrolled to the top of your blog and when I saw “Well, Butter My Bread!” I tho’t what a cute stencil that would make, too. Maybe with a loaf of bread above it.


  13. That table runner is charming. Love this stencil! And home made bread hot from the bread machine sounds wonderful.

  14. I can smell the bread cooking, and the new stencil is awesome.

  15. Cynthia Eells says

    Ha ha!! I love this story as well as all your creativity.

  16. What a lovely post, Angie, and so many ways to use the stencil! Thanks for hosting at Talk of the Town! Would love to have you join us at Tuesday Turn About!

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