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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Crafty Decorating

I have been fascinated with some beautiful vintage items that I have, and have been wondering what to do with them.  I found ideas on Pinterest…Don't you just love that site???  I thought I would show you what I did with these wonderful treasures from our past.
 Jackie had given me some wonderful vintage handkerchiefs that belonged to her grandmother.  On Pinterest I saw that some folks are decorating with them, and I loved this idea.  So I put them over the curtain rod in my craft room.
 I think it looks very cool over my Cricut and Silhouette station.
 My husband had this stash of beautiful vintage potholders that his Grandmother made.  They are beautiful, but also very fragile.  There is no way on Earth that I would ever try to use them, but I saw on Pinterest that there are many ways to display them.  
 I found this awesome basket at the local store, on CLEARANCE!!  I bought two little ones like the one you see here, and two larger ones.  You never know when you are going to need a basket, right?  But, then it hit me, this is the perfect way to display his collection of her potholders!  It sits in my kitchen windowsill …I love them!
 My poor hope chest has been sitting on our upstairs hallway, just being all naked.  So, on Pinterest (Did I tell you I love that site???) I saw that folks are using a variety of crocheted doilies to make runners.  YES!!!  I have some doilies (the two on the ends) that Jackie gave me (they belonged to her Grandmother), and some that I had in my stash, and a few that I whipped up to fill it out.  Taa Daa!!!  I have a runner for my hope chest!
 Above the runner is the mini wall quilt that my mom made for us when we got married.  I put a small vintage looking suitcase that I have had for years, a book (Grimm's Fairy Tales) and a brass candle holder.  I think it needs a few more "things" to make it cooler looking, but it's a start.
I think it is GORGEOUS!!!  I tied the doilies together, so that if I ever want to separate them, it wouldn't be hard to do.  And, yes, those are battery operated candles.  I probably will never light them (unless we are having company or something) and I do NOT want to chance wax all over my vintage goodies!

There it is.  My vintage decorating in my "modern" house.  I hope you like this post, and I hope you try some of these ideas.  I really want to go to some antique shops now…I am getting more ideas.

Stay crafty, my friends!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Crochet Away!

 My mom gave me a Cabbage Patch Twin to keep at my house for the grand babies to play with when they visit.  I felt like little Addison Delaney needed some things to keep her comfy and cozy.  I found these free pattens and I went to work.
 They were all so easy to make, and fun to do.

This diaper is to darn cute!  Hop on over to my Pinterest site, and you can get the links for the patterns for yourself, to keep your little baby doll warm and cozy!

Stay crafty, my friends!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Happy New Year, Valentine's and President's Day!

Wowsers, I sure have been absent…but I am going to be back.  I have finally emerged from my crafty funk and I am working on a few projects.  This one I will share with you is one I finished today…I am kinda excited about it.

We had a Keurig.  Sadly, it went to the instant coffee maker in the sky, and now I have these drawers left.  What to do with them?  They are just strips of metal used to hold the cups, and it's pretty hard to store things in these drawers with no floors.  So, I decided to create some.
 I measured my spaces, and they are 1 3/4" square, with 1/4" strips between.  I used very heavy card stock, and made the drawers, and created ends to cover them.  Then I just attached them together.
The outside bars are round, so I created a card stock square tube to attach the drawer to itself around it, securing it.  Nothing is glued onto the actual drawer itself, it is removable if I decide to turn it back into a K cup holder.
Here is a picture of the whole thing put together, ready to slide into the spaces.
And here it is inside the drawers.  I put it on my desk, it will be a perfect place to sort my numerous pens that I just can't do without.  I had two drawers, so I have even more space to sort my pens!

Thanks for looking, so sorry for the delay in creating posts.  I will be more in touch, I promise, now that the heavy veil of crafty gloom is gone!!

Stay crafty, my friends!