Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Don't Throw Out The Old Pillow Case

Get this ebook, you will like it!!
I just checked out the new e-book on favecrafts.com. I is "8 Free Apron Sewing Patterns" eBook. All of the project just scream....UPCYCLE....!! There are so many pieces of clothing that I have bought just for this reason that I will be making several of these apron to give as gifts this year at Christmas. After all aprons are making a come back. My daughters used to think I was weird for warring them, but now they want me to make them some, because they get splattered when they cook. Go and check out this ebook and see what you think of it. 8 Free Apron Sewing Patterns

Friday, July 16, 2010

My New Flowerbed!!!

Okay I am very excited. I have been planning a flower bed along the back of my house for over a year. My hubby was off of work all last week and it became a reality. I know it is allot of pictures to load but I just have to show it off.

This is a before picture of where i want the flower bad to be.

Here is my hubby tilling the new garden bed so I can plant my flowers.

Here is what it looks like after we finished. It was a long day but I am so glad to have the new flower bed. In a couple of years it will look awesome!!
We worked so hard. now the recycle part…..



1. the ornamental grass came from a lady that was moving, I got it for a song.


2. The scumetia (bush with berries) I got from the same lady for just as cheap


3. got the trellis from a friend that was going to take it to the dump.


4. two clematis flowers from a friend (she didn’t want them and they were really root bound in their pots).


5. Bleeding heart I moved from another flower bed were it was getting too much sun.


6. Lucifer tails I got from a girlfriend that thinned hers out last fall


7. the border bricks I got at my local dump thrift shop for 50 cents each..cost 7 bucks.


the only thing I bought at the store was two packs of creeping myrtle for a ground cover and it was 7 bucks for both pots of it.


I love sitting out back now and looking at my very cheap but labor intensive flower bed. My hubby has been fighting me about putting it in, now that it is done he told me that I planned it very well and he likes it….Happy Dance!!!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Another Plarn (plastic yarn) Bag Finished

I have finished another plarn bag today. That means that I have kept somewhere between 60 and 70 bags out of the landfill with just this one bag. I really like the colors, they remind me of spring because it is so bright. Orange is a rare color to come by. I got these from some one who got their newspapers in them. Now most newspapers come in clear bags. I am always on the look out for bags of color.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Plarn Clothes Pin Bag

I have made a clothes pin bag out of plarn (plastic yarn). I really like the way it turned out. I made this one out of light grey bags. I didn't use the color bags because this is a new pattern and didn't know how it would turn out and color bags are too hard to come by. I did use a big orange button were you button it over the clothes line. What do you think of it??? I think I used some were around 25 bags to make this. I love recycling!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I got a steal on a spinning wheel

I am very excited. I just picked up a spinning wheel from craigslist. I need to get a new belt for it but I can't wait to start playing with it. I have a DVD on hold at the library to show me how to use it. I paid $50, this is very cheap!!! Once I get the new belt for it I will have to see what I can dig up to spin.....Maybe dog hair??? I have three and one is half husky with allot of hair about to be shed. LOL!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Net Market Bag Pattern Now for Sale on My Blog

This is a very easy and fun market bag to crochet. You will have so much frun crocheting it, that everyone that you know will be getting one for their birthday or Christmas.

The pattern is $4.00
I will e-mail you the PDF file for this pattern after you have paid.





Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Tote I Sent To Sheila in Nashville



I made a plarn tote bag for Sheila in Nashville.
This tote turned out so well. I love the colors, I am going to have to make me one out of these colors. I used dollar tree bags and some green bags I have been saving up. This was fun to make. It sounds like she is happy with it.