Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Things

I seem to have a lot on the go right now, not the least of which is purging, purging, purging.  Or rather, I have been making my kids go through their things and decide what's staying and what's going.  I'm quite proud of them; they have both decided to part with quite a few things they no longer play with.  Their bedrooms and craft area in the basement really do feel lighter.

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!): 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!


Pumpkin said...

You've been a busy girl! I have a terrible confession to make...I haven't started our SAL yet :o( I picked up Sabrina and couldn't put her down. LOL! If you have to start again (sorry about that!), then maybe I won't be too far behind ;o)

Yvonne said...

Jenn, I particularly love the old books. 'BAKE' is a perfect word for you to hang up!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Those snowmen are so cute!

Lynn said...

That snowman design is one of MY favorites. I LOVE snowmen! Ha!
So cute! I need see if I can find that one soon!
Really cute bunting ideas too!

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