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Sneak Peeks!

10 Apr

This week has just flown by! Last week I started an afghan and hit some magical time-warp and found myself nearing the end of it in no time! The pattern is essentially I giant doily with a lot of chain stitches and broken up by rings of motifs. It’s part of my stash busting efforts and the results so far are pretty awesome.

Here’s a sneak peek of my blanket:

And a throw pillow to go with it! The colors are in the similar palette. I compiled all my blues, greens and purples into one pile and started picking them at random.

And the back.

I think I like the back better, but this isn’t the only pillow I’ll make so I’m not too worried about it. I was inspired by this tapestry:

I found it at a festival last summer and fell in love with the design. Growing up I was in love with mermaids and I guess that still carried through with me to adult hood. I think I’ll do some larger pillows, maybe work on a wall hanging or some art pieces and then we’ll be on our way to redecorating!

Things You’d Rather Be Doing #2

8 Apr

I know, I’ve been slacking on the blog. Sorry. I’ve been handling some real life stuff recently and I may have also been introduced to Supernatural and I also may have been crocheting. A lot. (Pictures tomorrow!)

Like my last post, this is going to be a semi-weekly thing. I’ll post things you’d rather be doing on a Monday and then when you get home you’ll have lots of lovely ideas.This week’s theme is a little bit crochet and a bit of everything else mixed together.

1. Crochet a crown: The pattern is in Dutch but it’s very detailed with pictures and simple enough that you could do this easily on your lunch break or maybe while you’re stuck in traffic (As long as you’re not the one driving!) It’d be a perfect gift for Mother’s day or a birthday! Also? It would be a great way to use up scraps!

2. Spruce up your back yard: With this awesome yard art! These up-cycled dragonflies would go great indoors or out. There’s no official tutorial but a great batch of pictures for inspiration!

3. Re-Vamp Your Wardrobe: Feeling like your duds are…duds? This tutorial is a great way to use what you have and get great results. Not just this link though, you can find lots of great things on Pinterest and other sites where people use magic (Because really, I don’t know how they do it, it’s a super power.) and take outdated outfits and get an awesome wardrobe for next to nothing.

4. Make Dinner: I kid you not, I made this a week ago and it is the easiest method for meatloaf. Ever. James loved it and raved about it for a couple of days afterward. It took me about 10 minutes of prepping and baked it for about 45 minutes. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

That’s all for this week’s edition of Things You’d Rather Be Doing! Have fun with your new to-do list!

If you’re curious to see what I’ll come up with in the next post, follow me on Pinterest!

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