Tuesday, July 27, 2010

sometimes it's the simplest things...

It's been yet another week of finishing and doing small things - like making a bottle brush out of strips of a rag and some galvanized steel wire,  cleaning out our water jugs, sorting through some stuff in my studio and dealing with all the different categories of stuff I've sorted.

I also made a pretty and simple new to-do list to put up on the fridge - two rectangles tied with some floss.

I love how basic little ideas can be so pretty, and how the simplest things can lend such a sense of accomplishment.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bunny hangin' with the backyard gargoyle

I've been spending lots of time on the back porch in the lovely shade and enjoying the breezes blowing through. 

It also means I've been getting to see our bunny friend a lot more often. :D

Friday, July 23, 2010

Earring Holder

When browsing for patterns for something or other, I came across this lovely idea for an earring holder.

This frame has been hanging in the bedroom for months with plastic cross stitch grid to hold my earrings.

I was waiting for a sunny day to be able to take a clear picture of it in the room upstairs, but decided to just take the photo anyway. :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

heap of gifts

When the inspiration visits, I run with it.

Over the past few weeks, with mostly leftover yarn, I had the itch to make some presents. :D Because who doesn't love presents, and I mean the GOOD kind of presents.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Delicious Bunnies

(as promised)

I got bunny shaped cookie cutters and thought I'd try making some gingersnap bunnies.

Yep, they're amazing.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Best package instructions/warning ever. :)

Many little things

At the end of some days, I try to recall what it is that I've done.

Some of the days I can't remember anything big.

Then I come up with a big list of many little things

that have added up to a big day. There are often many things like these.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Scrap Bag - Handsewn

I'm not someone who is any good at putting things in the trash. Not that I can't get rid of things that have no use left in them, but have a hard time sending something to sit in a pile in someone else's backyard for however long they may take to decompose.

As anyone who has been to my house may remember, there are often spare ends of thread or tiny scraps of fabric and various project detritus laying about.

I have solved the "problem":

Using some leftover fabric from another project, I hand-sewed a scrap bag. I'm so happy with how it came out!

I will have no problem keeping this near me when finishing up projects to tuck away all the loose ends.

What will I do with them you ask? They will, on some future date, become stuffing for something delightful.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Star Wash Cloths

In the midst of revamping the bathroom, I decided to make myself some new washcloths.
:D I'm so happy with how they turned out, and it's always more fun to use things that make us smile.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The awesomeness of Ben continues: appliances in a row

What's so awesome about this picture you say?

Get this: The washer and the dryer are RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER.

No more "bowling technique" for me.

And the freezer? It's not in the farthest possible corner from the stairs - where you have to walk 7/8ths of the way around the basement to get to it. It's NEXT to the other appliances and out of the way!

Thank you Ben!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Car Organizer - fun with fabric

Inspired by one of the blogs
that I follow, I decided to
make myselfan organizer for
my car. I have always loved
fabric and it filled me with
delight to pick out fabric for
something so practical and
turn it into a joyous useful
piece of art.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Vintage Typewriter Fridge Manets :D

Combining my love for letters,

classic styles, and fun

hearth-and-home solutions,

I put these together:


Vintage Typewriter Key

Refrigerator Alphabet Magnets :D