Monday, April 8, 2013
I stumbled across a party that features things that you pinned and then made. I thought that was a wonderful idea!
My entry is one that I have been making for the past year - Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth. I love knitting these dishcloths because they are quick and easy - a perfect craft for watching TV, sitting at the doctor's office, riding in the car, waiting on the boys, etc....
I also love to wash dishes with these. They are divine to use as dishcloths! Once you have used these to wash dishes, everything else does not compare.
I like to give these away to people. They can be used as dishcloths, washcloths, potholders, spa cloths, etc... They are very versatile.
The picture above was what I gave my boys' school teachers the last day of school last year.
Here's the original Pinterest, along with the instructions:
Here's a stack of mine!
Here's the link to the party:
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The Black Bear - we have several around here in our woods. They hibernate for up to 100 days!
The Box Turtle - again, very common in my part of the country. They hibernate from 77-154 days!
The Common PoorWill. Did you know that this bird sleeps the winter away? They will hibernate under a rock or a log for up to 100 days! I really like this little bird.
And, finally, since I have have not been here since Fall, I too have hibernated for over 100 days! The difference is that I have gone to work, taken care of my family, and spent many days under the weather.
I am glad that spring is here!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
I really like some of the specimen art that has been floating around the internet these days.
It was always on my "want to do" list.
So, with fall here, I decided to make one with trees.
First, I decided to upcycle a grocery bag for my background.
(Plus, this was all about not spending any money!)
The trees were punched from a magazine.
Then, I decided the grocery bag did not provide enough contrast.
So, I painted the background (grocery bag) with browns and red.
(I used D's art kit. He was not at home at the time!)
I like how it turned out so much, I think I will do one for each season.
Plus, I think it is good for my children to see me being creative.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I finished my table runner that I have been working on!
Really it's the second table runner I started.
(The first one is still waiting on me.)
I have lots of jeans that the boys cannot wear any longer.
I knew it was time to either do something with them or donate them.
My first thought was to make a blanket.
But, I decided I would start with something simple first!
While surfing the web, I ran across this tutorial located here.
So, I cut my circles and used a charm pack to select my fabric.
It only took me a couple of days.
I could have done it in one day if my family members would have quit
interrupting me seeking advice from me!
The nicest thing about this is that when N saw me using his jeans, he smiled from ear to ear and mention it to me.
Since he is one not to express his thoughts or emotions, that was a huge step.
Of course, he also said it would make a "wicked scarf" or a cape!
Back to the jeans, I did donate all the ones that were still in good condition. I only kept the ones beyond repair.
On the back, I used a variegated thread.
I thought it would add more interest!
Thanks for dropping by and visiting!