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
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
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 stood on one side and pulled up,… 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
This has been a very hot summer, record heat, so it's a good thing my main interests are mostly indoor ones. We have our morning gardening though and it's good to see so many bees out there. Today, we harvested cucumbers, tomatoes, chives to create some sort of side dish for grilled burgers. Reaching for… Continue reading Too hot for Irish coffee
Pupper is 11, but she's been making a bit of puppy mischief lately. In the last few weeks, she's chewed the ends off shoe laces, made a hole in the center of an afghan and nibbled on this throw pillow edging. Using an old plain, but very soft, cream sweater from Old Navy that had… Continue reading Recycling a sweater
This 35+ yr cross stitched piece was found in an old tub of fabric and it was time to do something nicer with it. The new blue fabric is a woven upholstery fabric and it looks much nicer, right? Merry Christmas!
Done in colored pencils by me at least 5 years ago, it was time to frame it. A large piece at @24", I went to a local framing shop to support small businesses during this time and was shocked by the cost. I've had things framed before, but this seemed unreal. Since my husband loves… Continue reading Framing is expensive
Painted recycled lightbulbs collected from years at our old home, and now this one, make great ornaments. These Grinch ones are fun to paint. The idea was on Pinterest years ago. People love to receive them and I can't think of a more appropriate mascot for 2020. Painting and hot gluing out in the shed.… Continue reading Grinches for Christmas
Found more great gnomes to rescue. I just love these faces! They've joined the rest of the gnomes out in the she shed. This is Billiam. This is Raytholomew. A few more photos... This one is great on his frog. Don't try this at home! The gnomes are taking over. Crickets too Gnomes snooze along… Continue reading More gnomes… Why not?