Those who come here often will notice I’ve changed the blog look….again. I know. I’m fickle. Actually, its more that I can’t seem to find one that I really like enough to stick with it. We’ll try this one a bit and see how it goes.
Starting off with something pretty. These are the flowers my sweetie brought home for me on Mother’s Day…from our doggies. I love them and they look gorgeous on top of the wood stove. The lilies have the entire house smelling wonderful. He’s wonderful!
Next we have a dutch bench that I found last summer. It needed a new home and some TLC and now that its getting nice out, its a good time to start on it.
Here’s how it looked when I got it. There’s no seat, the wood needs some tlc and it needs a little tightening up here and there. Nothing drastic, though. Certainly nothing that cannot be easily fixed.
The other picture is the bench seat that I upholstered today. It’s a crappy-ish picture and really doesn’t show off how pretty the material is, but I’m really happy with how it came out. I’ll do the work next on the bench, then attach the seat to it and it’ll be ready for sale.
I also got new knitting needles and crochet hooks in the mail today. yay! The first are 6 inch bamboo dpns from 0 -9 in size. The second are bamboo crochet hooks sizes 3-10mm. I find that the bamboo really is easier in my hands because its warmer. I really didn’t think it would matter that much, but the more I do the more I notice it, specially in the winter. Talk to you all again soon!
Heya all! Sorry I haven’t been as active lately. I had my big show at Red Apple Farms this past weekend and it went well. The weather was gorgeous and only a bit cold. For November in NW Mass though it was spectacular. The crowds were good and everyone was having a good time. Now I have a little breather before my last show of the year. I have enough stuff for that one, so I can give my self a little break. I made some new things for the last show and here is a couple pictures of those items. This little bell ornament was made for 12 baskets that were given to the musicians that volunteered their time to come and play throughout the day.
This is the first of my new items I would like to make. I love some of the crocheted jewelry and have decided to diversify a bit and combine both the fun of making jewelry with my love of knitting and crocheting. I hope to have a line of items that will include necklaces, wristlets, chokers and rings.
These are something totally different for me. A little while ago I posted about a large laundry hamper full of wooden cutouts I found at a yard sale. In that basket were 5 scarecrow patterns. I thought they would be cute for the show and here’s how they came out.
Yes, that’s right. I finished my first rag rug. Next time I think I’ll do rectangle shape, but this turned out pretty good for winging it, I think. I love the colors. It looks so good with the colors in my living room. I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve wanted to try this for years.
I’ve been on the lookout for doilies at yard sales. I know I have some stored away, a few at least, but can’t find them. Figures, right? lol. Anyway, been keeping my eyes peeled and I got these over the weekend.
Well, that’s my loot from this weekend. Now that the show is past, I can start working on my WIP projects. I’ll be glad to get some of them finished. And while this heat wave is broiling us in NW Mass, I’ll work on ones I can do in my room with my AC. LOL.
Good crafting all!
I’m pressing this because its a GREAT idea. It’s also a good way for me to not lose it. <grins> I’m going to make little granny squares instead simply because I think it would be easier for me to figure out how to sew together. What a cool idea for using up those little balls of leftovers!