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Apr 28, 2016

Basket Apron

Two weeks ago I told you about a crafternoon sewing project I had started and shared a teaser photo. I finished it and took some pictures! Check out my cool apron that transforms into a gathering basket:

Basket Apron

I followed a vintage pattern I found online to make this. Each side of the apron has eyelets for a string/lace. Pull the laces to gather up the sides and make a pouch to hold garden treasures.

Basket Apron
Basket Apron

The apron is made entirely from things I already had. Hurrah resolutions! The green fabric was from my overflowing stash, the ties are old shoelaces that have survived longer than the shoes. I even had enough matching thread to stitch everything up and used some embroidery floss for the shoelace eyelets.

Basket Apron
Basket Apron

I'm ready for harvesting before I've even put any vegetable plants in the ground! Prepared!

Apr 26, 2016

I Finally Read Catcher in the Rye

Yesterday I finally finished reading The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger for craft book club. It's a good thing this is my blog and I can change due dates because I'm pushing this project's due date back another month! I'll be painting this cute carousel horse earring holder my grandfather gave me circa 1990.

Carousel Horse Earring Stand

So far I've purchased some yellow and green enamel paint; I'm going to see how they look before I buy too many colors. Just some accent painting to start.

Apr 21, 2016

Felted Soap

One of my crafting resolutions for the year was to use craft supplies I have on hand for some projects. Wool roving didn't make the initial list of supplies to use, but I have quite a bit of it on hand so we used a bit of it for our latest crafternoon. Monday night Chelsea, Katie, and myself got together to make felt covered soap. This is how they look:

Felted soap

Chelsea's soap is brown; Katie's is the blue, purple, and white swirl; and mine is the red, green and yellow striped. I had a hard time with this project; it seemed like I was using up all the soap and the wool wasn't actually felting, but the wool eventually felted and there is still a lot of soap left. Felted soap is something I will probably buy in the future instead of trying to make again. Have you ever felted soap?

Apr 19, 2016

Wool Dryer Balls Winner

Thanks for all the kind words on my blogiversary. I consulted a random number generator and it told me Katie was the winner of the wool dryer balls!

DIY Wool Dryer Balls

Congratulations Katie! You'll have to do a load of laundry soon to test them out!

Apr 14, 2016

Flower Photos

So many of the pictures I've been taking lately are of flowers I thought I'd share some of them today.

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Hurrah Spring!!!