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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Warm Fuzzy Feeling

This time of year I really turn into a hermit. My husband and daughter worry about me not getting out enough, so I agreed to venture out last Sunday. We went to a nearby antique mall and it was nice to see all the old Christmas items that were on display. 
I purchased a few little things that sparked the "warm fuzzy feeling" in me.
 This sweet Raggedy Ann doll needed a home.
She's resting on my cluttered desk here, but I will find her a special place to spend the Holidays.
This darling little soap tin from Spain will be perfect for stashing tiny treasures.
The vintage looking snowman bunting was just too fun to leave behind.
 It makes me smile every time I look at it.
Today there is freezing rain in the forecast, so I will spend the day inside with Raggedy Ann doing Christmas type things.
I do hope you find that "warm fuzzy feeling" in your week too.

Time to do some decorating.
See you soon.
karen


Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Listings at Shabby Laundry

I had some time to list a few items in my ETSY SHOP today.






You can find all these items and more over at www.ShabbyLaundry.etsy.com

Thanks so much for having a look!

Karen

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Crafting For Christmas

Busy making little gifts for friends and family.
Repurposing a lot of things that I've collected over time.
 Upcycled wreaths and bird cages.
A crocheted nest made of jute resting upon a soft bed of mohair.
Thanks for stopping by.
Karen

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Super Chunky Scarf

I was browsing some of my favorite shops on Etsy recently and came across the biggest, snuggly, thick, scarf ever. The problem is I can never buy something for myself that I can make for myself.
So…I made one.
 It's about 8 feet long.
 I used SINCERELY CHUNKY, Purl Essence, Everyday yarn from JoAnn's.
Long, ribbed, rows of single crochet done with a size P hook.
 It took about 3 skeins.
Finished it just in time for the cold weather we are having already.
Winter is upon us.

karen

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Blue Birds of Happiness

It's pouring rain here in PA today, but yesterday was quite nice.
Jack and I enjoyed a walk together, then spent a little time relaxing on the porch.
I noticed the bluebirds were busy doing a little house cleaning.
The mulberry tree has given up it's leaves to the frost, and the birds took a break there.
The swallows that took shelter in the bird hotel last Spring are long gone.
The colors of Fall have faded into into gray, except for the orange of a single pumpkin, stuck between Halloween and Thanksgiving.
As it continues to rain, Jack and I will spend the day indoors, looking out.

Hope you find some peace in your day.

karen


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Paper Christmas Trees

It's that time of year , when my husband takes off with his daughters to do a bit of fishing up north.
While they are in NY fishing, I spend the week with my mother doing crafty things and shopping.
Our craft project this year was paper Christmas trees.
 Mother made her tree with scrapbook paper.
 It was kind of stiff and the ends didn't curl up easily, so I got out an old curling iron and it worked perfectly.
I made my tree from old sheet music pages.
 The sheet music paper was thinner and I used a glue stick to wrap the ends of the paper and give it some curl.
We had lots of laughs while working on this project together and a few burns from the hot glue.
It was simple and fun…the best kind of project I think.

karen

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Pouf and Shop Update

Wow!
I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since my last post.
Life keeps happening and time is just flying by. There have been so many things going on and I haven't been able to do all the things I had planned. My little Etsy shop will still be opening tonight at midnight, despite life's recent challenges.
Please stop by and have a look.
I will be adding new items every week.

I wanted to share a photo of the pouf that I made recently.
When things get stressful and I can't sleep, I crochet.
Thanks for stopping by!

Karen