While trying not to buy more Christmas decor, I'm often fixing things that break. Here are some resin santa boots, which I love and just couldn't give them up. What a bummer, so sad. Boo hoo hoo. Gluing back what would stay, then used some spackle to fill in the rest. Sanded and painted. Ho,… Continue reading Santa Boot breakage
A loooooong stocking
Bought this vintage sock blocker at a local thrift store for next to nothing and knew it would need (at least) one sock made for it. It's enormous. Haha, love it. Sanded, cleaned and applied some Cargen beeswax to add moisture to this dry wood and get some color. Made up a heel of sorts… Continue reading A loooooong stocking
A new hutch
Remember this little hutch above the fireplace? My son needed it back for his new place. Even though I was using it, this gives me an excuse to make some improvements to this setup. The old setup really appealed to me. *sigh* but the old monitor was quite small for my YouTube watching. It was… Continue reading A new hutch
I love a challenge as much as the next gal but I often over do it. I wanted to get my son a small table and chair set for his new home, which is quite old. Then we thought, it would be good to rescue something. So we went to Craigslist and found some freebies… Continue reading Rescued furniture
Gram’s Guinness beer can hat
There isn't a pattern on this post, but if you search Google you'll find some. This was made by trial and error for my small head. This project took a lot of time, and was fiddly with the bulk of the cans once they were joined, so I don't think I would make it again.… Continue reading Gram’s Guinness beer can hat
Repurposing a wine box
In my garage was an Opus One wine box box that has moved with me to a few homes with the idea it could be made into something else. I mean, since 1994. Sadly the lid was warped, so it limited what I could do with it. I removed one long side then attached that… Continue reading Repurposing a wine box
Joann fabrics had doorbusters and this jumbo yarn on sale 3 for $20. They're @1,000 yds each. Before you poo-poo this yarn, hear me out. It's perfect for something I needed - a small washable rug for winter. My feet have been cold on the bare floor when I sit at my table. Pulling from… Continue reading Crochet rug
Christmas Bynx Hat
Love this pattern and the poms I found on etsy. I don't have anyone in mind for these just yet, but that's never a problem for long! I also have a few January birthdays to consider.
Rectangle granny blankets
Made for the charity Project Linus, granny patterns are great for destashing acrylic yarn, which is what the charity prefers.
Just a fun garland on a lazy Sunday. There are no patterns for the bitty clothing, but the undies were a kit from Susan B Anderson - Get it here.