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?
Found some wood turnings in my stash and just painted them in a vintage way. They're odd, but I think they sorta work on the mantle.
This old mat was here when we moved in years ago, but recently we had the garage painted and added new storage. This mat was set to go in the trash but since it would be in a landfill forever, I wanted to try to reuse it. It was sure ugly! I hosed it off… Continue reading Painting an old Welcome mat
More than a shed - it's my sanctuary. Also a place where old imperfect items come for second chances. A Facebook marketplace find for only $8... Scrubbed, sanded, painted... I'm still to coming up with an idea to cover the power panel. That's coming soon. 🙂