Wednesday, 16 November 2011

I ache!

Well I haven't made anything today but I did a lot of raking of leaves. I've manged to fill about 12 or 13, 55 gallon bags which is a lot, believe me! My poor elbow and wrist joints are so sore that I feel another warm shower coming on.

However as a bonus, one thing our garden does not lack is pine cones, although they are vicious ones with spiky bits but I picked up quite a few and they are destined for some holiday project or other. At the moment I'm thinking a front door wreath - burlap and perhaps painted and/or glittered pine cones.

Before that though I have a Pecan and Pumpkin cheesecake to make for Thanksgiving (can't believe it's next week!) plus some kitty kat tree ornaments for The Cat Corner's Tree of Hope which is in our local Petco store. Guess I'd better fire up the ole Cricut and Sure Cuts a Lot then!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Mannequin pincushion

Well I saw these on DIY Dish and just had to have a go. Just a fat quarter of fabric, a candlestick and a mini Xmas ornament. I think I see more of these looming in my future. They'd be great to drape some necklaces on but I think they'll make pretty ornaments as well as pincushions in my craft/sewing space - when I get it ;oS

Also had a go at recycling some garden/yard flags that Debbie bought at a yard sale. I had no idea what to do with them when she brought them to me but they ended up as reusable shopper/tote bags. Recycling or upcycling, whatever, they make pretty nifty bags I think!