DIY Washi Tape Garland


DIY Washi Tape Garland

This may be the one and only Christmas holiday I’d like to do in neon, so I’m going to just go for it wherever I can. I pulled out my stash of washi tape and created a quick garland for my studio. I think I’ll get the kids to make some more while watching the Macy’s parade on Thanksgiving Day. It easy and bright, just the kind of project I like.
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Emma's DIY Desk

 
DIY Desk
Another project we did for Emma’s room redo was fill the need for a dressing table and chair. There is a bit more mirror time these days before school, and I thought it would be nice for her to have a place to keep all her earrings, lip gloss, and… slingshot.
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Emma’s DIY Headboard

DIY headboard

A budget- friendly, DIY headboard project Emma’s room. A little history first- Emma has slept in a great wooden sleigh bed since she moved out of crib (here’s a post from 2006 that shows this bed). It is well-made, really lovely, but the footboard definitely created a visual barrier in a room that stays pretty messy most of the time. I thought it would be fun to change her twin bed to a simple, metal bed frame and make an upholstered headboard ourselves, to give that corner a cozy feel.

 

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Rice Heating Pad/Pillow

Rice Heating Pad/Pillow
Holy cow, its October!?!
First let me say I let Friday slip by without a granny square sampler post, so sorry! I have not had a lot of time to work on mine in the past couple of weeks, so there was really nothing to show. But there will be, I have picked it up again and am catching up all around, I won’t leave you hanging. More pressing matters came up over the past couple of weeks, like family visiting, School House Craft, and making rice pillows.

 

We had cold toes and needed new “warms”.

 

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Granny Square Sampler Project- Week 14

Granny Square Wk 14
 
 
(All the granny square assignments can be found on this page.)
I’m hijacking this week’s granny square sampler choice in order to satisfy my own selfish desire to do a rectangular granny square. A rectangular square. You read that right. Apparently granny squares don’t always have to be square and I am completely okay with that (and it just so happens this one is Ian’s favorite so far). I’ve been wanting to do one of these since starting this project and I just hadn’t sat down to figure it out until this week. Which is silly, because these are easy. Using only double crochet (dc) and chain (ch) stitches, which you’ve by now done a bazillion times for this sampler, the trick is simply getting that first round right. Get that part right, and Bob’s your uncle.READ MORE