Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Felt Flower Wicker Basket

I made this no-sew felt flower to recover an old wicker basket that I'm using to store bits of lace.

 The tutorial for the felt flowers can be found here.

Grape Crate Reconstruction

My father-in-law bought thirty crates of California grapes to make wine and I took one apart to make this box.

I actually constructed it to be a floating shelf, but I kind of like it where I've placed it for now.  One down, twenty-nine to go.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Twine Words

I found this idea on Pinterest the other day.

Simply mix some white glue with a bit of water to get a runny consistency. Soak your twine (I used jute) in the glue mixture for about five minutes. Lay down a sheet of waxed paper and spell out your word. I wrote out the word beforehand on the wax paper using pencil, then followed the markings with the twine.
Let dry on a flat surface overnight and carefully peel away the waxed paper. If you have a few areas where the twine didn't quite stick together on an overlap, glue it down with hot glue.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Jute Twine Flowers

I made these fast and easy jute twine flowers today.
They can be used for multitude of things like wreaths, gift wrapping and scrapbook embellishments, bunting and more. I made a strand of them to hang on the long narrow window beside my front door. I hung them on this post at the stairway because the sunlight in the foyer wasn't suitable to take a photo
The tutorial to make these flowers can be found here.
I did change one thing from the tutorial to make these. Instead of cutting out circles from cardboard and futzing with her more involved technique, I simply cut a circle out of foam (I used an old flip flop because that's what I had and it's -32 C and I wasn't about to go out and find something else) and eyeballed where the straight pins go instead of being all precise with a ruler and compass and all that noise. Either way will give you the same results, but I promise you - my way is going to save you a mad amount of time.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Meredith Lace Knit Baby Dress

I knit this lace edged baby dress for no other reason than I coveted it. I'm hanging it in my guest room for decorative purposes until a baby girl magically appears in my life to twirl around and look adorable in it.

The free pattern and other details are on my Ravelry page.

Please feel free to send me a baby girl. 

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Arrowhead Lace Wrap/Scarf

I knit this to wear as a wrap with a dress I wore to a wedding in the fall, but it's a shade too narrow so I've been wearing it as a scarf this winter.

Annabelle was unwilling to wait for me to take a photo, and if you can't beat them, you may as well shoot them.  

So here is Annabelle finding out that there is really no difference between walking on the bed with a scarf laid down on it or not, other than the fact that she will get a bit more attention when someone is trying to take a photo of said scarf. 

Details and stuff are on my Ravelry page.