Thursday, December 12, 2013

Up-cycling Late One Night

I sew need to make "THAT"!
 I love to up-cycle clothes. I saw this on Pinterest and fell in love. So I ran to my sewing room to see what I could see.

I pulled out an old sweater I made a awhile ago, but the arm holes were to big. So I flipped it over and had an epiphany. O.K maybe not, but I did have a great idea. After a few chopped up sweaters, I made this.


Cutting the arms off, flipping the sweater over and then some serious tucking and pinning. I came up with this.

I love the juxtaposition of the cables and the back. It came out so cute. I hope to make another one soon and I will do a tutorial for it. Happy cutting and sewing.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

32 (or so) Reasons I Hate Winter

4 Hats
4 Jackets
4 Snow Pants
8 Boots
8 Mittens
4 Neck Warmers
and then the wet sock or two.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Bird on a Wire

                                                             My girls braving the cold.

Christmas Tree Leak Prevention

 Something we don't think about till we have a big mess. A few years ago we had a plastic tree stand crack while the tree was in it and lots of water to contend with when we realized it. So I have been doing the following and thought I would share, just in case it has never happened to you.
I place a towel on my floor and cover it with a plastic bag. Then we put our tree stand (which is now made of metal, but you never know) on top. The tree skirt then hinds this under it. It is useful in case of a tree stand break, or if you spill water when watering your tree.

Just a tip on Christmas tree 101. Merry Christmas

Decorating For Christmas

I love to decorate for Christmas. It puts a beautiful glow on everything. Last year I was hunting for a place to put more lights and I came up with this. This is an old Kerosene heater that is not being use (fire hazard), but I love it. I stuffed a large string of colored lights down the center and in the base. I love the way it looks. Makes me want to warm my hands by it.