Friday, August 24, 2012

new items in the Etsy shop!

So, in addition to quite a few knitting patterns, I've now added a few handmade goods to my Etsy shop. Perfect for gifts for a variety of occasions, these pincushions and cocktail napkins will add a nice little vintage touch to any home :) Check out the shop here:

Monday, August 13, 2012

new wall hanging

I've been collecting vintage doilies. I had plans to make a table runner, but decided they fit better in the bedroom. I needed something to fill this wall, so I soaked all of them in equal amounts of water and sugar, boiled and cooled a bit. I let them dry on wax paper for almost a week. That made them perfect for hanging on the wall with small brass nails. I think I will add one or two smaller doilies soon. I used natural sugar, so it made all of them a bit more antiqued, but I'm enjoying the effect. :)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

a beautiful mess

Many of you know of the blog A Beautiful Mess already, but I cannot tell you how much I love Elsie & Emma's site. They are sisters in Springfield, Missouri who have created such an amazingly creative collaboration online. Please check out their site if you haven't. Here are a couple of things I have done lately, inspired by their ideas:

I did this on Friday. It is fun, quick and inexpensive! I think I'll do a whole wall of these. Such a nice, organized way to display photos, instead of having a bunch of random frames around.

This stuff is delicious!! Trust me! No bitterness and so handy to have coffee already cold in the fridge.

I haven't done this yet, but I just ordered my containers. I'm not sure if I'll magnetize them or not, but having all matching containers...a dream!! I have around 50 spices though, so it may take me a while...

It's so wonderful to be able to go to one website to find inspiring ideas and creative projects. There are so many creative people out there, but sometimes trying to follow all of their blogs is overwhelming. I know I can always find fun, interesting, exciting ideas from Elsie & Emma. Thanks ladies! ♥

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Some Cloudy Day - by my dear friend, tinyowlknits; yarn - Reynolds Whiskey

Padded Footlets from 25 Favorite Socks by Interweave Press; yarn - Madelinetosh Tosh Sock & Koigu KPM