For some reason crocheting has been catching my eye. This is a pictural for making a crochet rug from yarn and old t-shirts. I think it is attractive. From Useful DIY.
I find working with glass truly amazing. There are so many beautiful things that you can make, but it is not kid friendly. I found a few ideas that use kid safe mediums and give a glass like look. If you are in a classroom setting it is nice to introduce your classroom to glass artists like Chihuly and Tiffany. From Inner Child Fun this idea uses contact paper, tissue paper and wire.
Artful Parent uses paper and crayons to make this fun transparent bunting.
Here is another from Artful Parent using contact paper and colored index dividers
Life with Moore Babies uses silly straws and play dough. Fun thing about this one is you can make them over and over again.
As you know I don’t crochet or knit, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love some of those wonderful yarns that are out there. I came across a few simple ideas to make scarves that you don’t need any special skills.
OK this is not a scarf and it is crocheted, but maybe you don’t wear scarves or don’t have the patience to make a whole scarf and a chain stitch is really hard to mess up. Craftaholics Anonymous
When it comes to quilting I usually go for the art quilt. They are fun to sew and are forgiving when it comes to lining up corners. You can use all kinds of medium when making an art quilt because it is something that won’t get washed. (a little vacuuming will do) And if you don’t like the results you can cut it apart and use it in something else. Today I thought I would post some inspirational pictures along with a link to my favorite show “Quilting Arts”. Enjoy!
And here is the link to Quilting Arts TV. This program comes on our local PBS channel. Each week 2 or 3 quilt artist demonstrate their quilting talents. Great place to learn new techniques.
This morning I was searching for a book that I have on my wish list, and went to my library on-line. Libraries are wonderful things and if you haven’t used your local library in a while you should go and see what changes they have made. I can find a book through their online service and have the library pull it off the shelf and have it waiting for me to pick up. You can check out eBooks online and get something new to read in a matter of minutes. You can learn a new language, get help with your resume, read magazine articles on your computer. (mine had some great arts and craft magazines) There is home repair service information, tutors, classes, ancestry information, biographies, consumer reports and the list goes on. Along with books they have movies and music. Give your library a try. I think this is an area our tax dollars are used well.
My husband and I are downsizing from a trailer to a truck camper. I am excited about this: One; because get away time will be just the two of us. Two; we can get away to more remote camping areas with just a camper. And three; I get to decorate it. We are looking at used campers so I won’t feel bad taking down the curtains, sewing new ones and redo the upholstery. I plan on a country theme with warm colors, red, yellow and brown. No animal or flowers. In my head it looks wonderful. I know storage will be an issue, so I have been looking for ideas. Here are a few I thought I would share with you.
This pegboard idea from The Lovely Cupboard can be arranged and rearranged as needed.Thought this recycling idea from Make It & Love It would work nice in the bathroom. And put any metal surface to work with this idea from Better Homes and Gardens.A lot of storage is very visible in campers and I thought this idea from Sewing Barefoot would give that storage a homey feel.
Last weekend my family went to see “God’s Not Dead.” It is a great movie and I highly recommend it.
Easter is almost here and Detail-Oriented Diva has some great print-outs for your Easter treats.
I often make Easter bark to have setting on the tables for Easter dinner. I always get asked for the recipe and it is so embarrassingly simple. I tell people how simple it is and they don’t believe me. Check it out at The Browy Blog.Even if my knitting skills are not the greatest I think I could make this cute carrot garland. You can find the instructions at Dukes & Duchesses.