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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!


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.

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.


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.


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.