Wednesday, March 8, 2017

WIP Wednesday, March 8th, 2017


Creating is my passion, my sanity, my sense of being "up to something", my way of contributing a little bit. I always have a few projects going, many left to the side for months or even years before I pick up the best and carry on. Here's some of what I'm working on this week:

Back in September, I cut up a bunch of old t-shirts and kids clothes to make yarn. I later started to crochet them into a rug for the girls' room, once we move into our own. (see below) 

It's challenging to make the circle flat as each strand is slightly different thickness/gauge than the one next to it and longer than the one before. I put it aside for a while. A couple weeks ago I ripped out an offending row and re-rolled the ball.

Yesterday, after having sorted through my pile of leftover maternity clothes, I cut a handful more shirts. Between yesterday and today, I did the outer ten rows.

Maternity shirts that weren't holy or stained, got listed on my eBay, as well as several other items listed, gifted, or sold through My Craig'sList and our local BuyNothing group.

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As promised, here's our bedroom.

We are slowly tearing down, cutting out, or sanding off all the yuck bits of our first floor bedroom. Sorry for the dim picture - there's no lights.

What we've done so far - removed the decrepit-death-trap in-wall heater, removed the faux-stone and chimney pipe for a wood stove, detached a dead outlet, pulled up (and gifted) the wall to wall carpet, pulled down the styrofoam drop ceiling that amplified the sounds of the mice running across it, as well as insulation blackened and wet from all the mice tunnels and activity in the ceiling, and started sanding most of the texture off the walls.

Still to do: Finish sanding the walls, move the door to the back porch next to the interior door, patch and re-drywall the missing pieces, install lighting, re-insulate and drywall the ceiling, lay down flooring, and redo the trim (we kind of like trim that's actually against the wall...)

We will get there, with a lot of help from our friends.

What are you working on? What are you excited about attempting? What are you proud to be working on? Take a picture or two and share it with the rest of us by leaving your link or a few words in the comments.


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