To decorate their newly cleaned rooms I made each of them some fabric bunting with their names on them. I was able to use up quite a bit of nautical fabric for My Favorite Boy's bunting (see, I've been purging too!):
...as well as a curtain panel for My Favorite Girl's.
I did a bit of thrifting last week: I seemed to have good luck with vintage books. It was half price day at Goodwill and I came home with these:
I'm not a knitter, but the Practical Home Knitting book from 1949 was just too good to pass up. I wish I did knit, because there are some seriously great sweater patterns in there. There's even a pattern for a figure skating dress! The other three are novels, the top being an 1899 copy of Arabian Nights.
I started work on a scarf for Mr.Crafty World. He's been feeling a bit left out of the homemade scarf endeavor, as I'm sure it seemed I was making everyone else a scarf before Christmas but him. I'm using the same blue-green chunky yarn I used to make a ruffle scarf for someone else, but this time I'm sticking to a much faster double crochet version.
While buying my yarn yesterday I came upon these MDF letters and pretty scrapbook papers.
I knew just what I wanted to do with them, inspired by a set I saw at Coco Rose Textiles.
The light where I have these hanging is not the greatest, but now that I have them up I don't want to take them down to re-photograph them. I think I might change them later to be all the same pattern, just like the ones at Coco Rose.
I'm back to cross stitching, this time a snowman design by Stitchy Kitty. I'm working on it as a SAL (stitch a-long) with Pumpkin.
So far it has been a fun stitch, which is a good thing because I have to start over :( . I noticed last night that I didn't give myself enough space for the design. I'm trying to look on the bright side - at least I didn't get too far into it.
And that's it for this week. Thanks for stopping by!