Thursday, December 6, 2012

Three Things Thursday

1) Libby is a HIT!
The girlies are loving their elf.  Everyday, it has been a new adventure to see where Libby is hiding and what she is doing. Doodle, especially, has taken to her and loves to talk to her and tell her all about her day.  Unfortunately, she also loves to tattle to her about Buggie...but I suppose Santa has to find out somehow!   Even hubby has gotten in on the fun of finding places to put her.

2) I may have a mild addiction to Pinterest.  Ok.  maybe not so mild.  I've been crafting up a storm and finding great stuff to do with my kids for weeks.  I'm pretty sure Pinterest is making me into a better mom.  Sad, I know.  It is also refreshing me creatively.  I've been kind of in a creative drought lately so this has been wonderful.

I finally finished the basket weave cowl I was making:







Here's the easy instructions in case you have a loom you are dying to use.  Knit 5, purl 5 for 5 rows and then switch.  This was about 65 rows total.

I also made these fun holiday gift tags out of manilla shipping tags, a rubber stamp and some Washi tape.



Next up - I am making ruffled collars for the girls to wear when they go see Santa for another stunned Santa picture...

3) My craft room under the stairs is coming together nicely.  I love having this space.  It is still a work in progress, but thought I would share a pic of how it is coming together (this was taken before I messed it up - I'll post another when it is all done)

It's small, but it's about perfect for my needs.


3 comments:

  1. Love your Elf ideas!! I can't wait to do it with A! Nothing wrong with getting ideas from Pinterest!

    Your under-the-stairs craft area is great! We need to get rid of junk in our basement before I could even consider doing that. Genius idea though.

    When do you find time to do all this stuff AND train for a marathon?? I'm so envious!

    I need to learn how knit/crochet! I know how to do a simple crochet stitch but haven't done it since I was 9 or 10. I tried knitting at the same time and I am so uncoordinated. I'm going to learn though since I have a hat, scarf and mitt addiction!

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    1. LOL - I'm not sure where I find the time. I have a feeling it is entirely because I live in Langdon and there is nothing to do there in the winter...

      It's funny - I feel the same way about crochet as you do about knitting - it just feels awkward and uncoordinated to me! I recently bought a book that had how-to DVDs in it at chinook. I'm going to try to learn how to do it properly since I really only know one stitch and one cast on .

      I do love my looms, though. so easy and fun and easy to put down mid-stitch without losing anything.

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  2. You've gotten some wonderful things from Pinterest. It really is possible to figure out how to do or make just about anything from there. I can't wait to see your finished craft space!

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