Friday, 30 January 2015
Today the sun is shining so bright the thoughts of
spring comes to mind till I open the door
to let the dogs in and that arctic air hits
you right in the face.
A balmy 5 degrees F. or -14 celcius
I have been busy working on my Face Book
Page all day.
Now that's a task all in it's own.
I have had lots of help
from Heather @ New House New Home New Life,
Thanks for being there for me
Heather and for your patience.
If you don't know Heather
be sure you drop by her blog and
her Face Book page .
She's an avid gardener, she has lots of tips
her gardens are so beautiful, She brings
Vintage back to life with her transformations,
I hear she is the best at Baking!!!!
I thought I would leave you with this
cute little fellow that I
painted last Saturday.
Everyone have a fantastic weekend!
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
What comes around
We all know that saying, well in my case
that's exactly what I crocheted.
I haven't crocheted a Child's Poncho
since my daughters some 30yrs ago.
(whoops I guess that's telling my age)
Well they seem to be the rage or the in thing again!
So I showed Miss V our youngest grand (7 yrs) my yarn
cupboard and asked what colour would she like?
She chose the blue and white.
I have these jumbo balls of yarn that my
friend brought back for me from
JoAnne's a couple of years ago .
They were priced so low I couldn't
Lion Brand POUND OF LOVE
# 4 MEDIUM WORSTED WEIGHT
I used a 6mm crochet hook
First I crocheted the blue and white
together but found that it was too
heavy for my liking.
So after a few rows I changed over
to just the blue.
It took me a day to whip up.
The pom poms make it don't you think.
I used my Clover pom pom maker 2".
Well I couldn't stop with crocheting just one
this one's for my sweet great niece
Miss C. she's one yr old.
This pattern is for toddlers 1 thru 4 years.
This yarn was given to me by the same
sweet friend , Lion Brand Jiffy.
This one is much heavier weight
#5, with a mohair look.
Called for a #7 hook but I used a 6.5 hook.
Sat by the sunlit window on Sunday till
I finished this cutie!
Miss V has hers and loves it and can't wait to wear it.
Miss C. I'm hoping to see soon.
If you want more on these patterns visit this site.
See you Soon!
Home Stories A-Z
A bowl full of Lemons
Monday, 26 January 2015
Yes believe it or not it's still
Snow and lots of it !
Come on in! Make yourself at home!
Cozy up with a warm blanket,
How about some hot chocolate!
Yes winter......... snowman.....
The ones to eat,
or the one's
Anyway you look at it
olde man winter
is letting us Know
he's still here!
So make sure you bundle
up with a warm knitted scarf
before you head back out!!!
The winds will pick up and they are forecasting
Stay safe and warm my friends!
See you soon!
Between Naps on the Porch
A Stroll Thru Life
Saturday, 24 January 2015
What is this?? Can anyone guess?
While in the kitchen section of our
local food store I came upon this kitchen item.
Hmm what could this be.
At first I thought it would fit over a pot handle,
then I looked inside and it had bumps...
It's made of silicone.
Have you guessed yet?
This item is a garlic peeler...
Would you have guessed this.
Put your garlic clove inside
and rub it around.
off comes the skin...
Keeps the hands from smelling.
Quite the kitchen tool for only $1.00.
Do ever look for kitchen gadgets that are unique
How could I go wrong ..only $1.00.
Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, 22 January 2015
I just could not get this Faux Birch Tree out of my head...
I had seen it at Target over the Christmas season...
I have just about every decoration out there
and I promised myself that I would not buy another.....
But this one taunted me..
I went back...No TOO LATE!!!
Yes they were sold out.
As you may have heard Target is closing it's doors in
We never had an online store here either.
So I decided to make my own tree.
I had the perfect cone leftover from some crochet cotton
a pair of scissors
a cardboard box
a glue gun
craft paint (white and black)
So I started cutting out tongue like shapes
and cutting and cutting
started gluing the tongues all around the base
then overlapping as I went till I had the cone covered.
Took my scissors and bent the odd one
to replicate the birch tree.
Next came the painting.
The cardboard being a brown taupe I painted
just enough white so that the brown
would show through.
With the edge of my brush I picked up some
black and dragged it down here
Once the tree was dry I took Elmer glue with
a small paint brush and applied it to the
Added some glitter and applied
glue then glitter till I was
satisfied with the
look I was after.
Target's faux birch tree stands 14.5 inches
mine stands at 9 inches.
I'm pretty happy on how mine turned out and
saved some money too!
"I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed" -Robert H. Schuller.
Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
If you follow along my last post I shared my new living room furniture...
Well something was missing....
This short wall in the living room divides
the kitchen and living room....
In the past we had our grandfather clock there and
This didn't look quite right so after some persuasion Hubby
moved the grandfather clock to the hall.
Now I'm on the hunt for a console table.
I knew exactly what I was after and so poor hubby knew too
we were on another journey....
After many stores and prices from $500. and up
I decided to search the web and right there
on Lowes site my table shone......
Called the store to see if they had it in stock and I was
informed that I needed to order online.
So that's what we did and a week later
my table was delivered all the way from Seattle.
Don't forget that I'm in Ontario so that's
quite the trek.
Wow it fit right in with my other tables.
I know I'm going to have fun decorating
it for all seasons and just for fun.
Christmas console table..
Wonder if we are ever finished....
Not a chance!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
New Living Room Furniture!
It's a sunny day here today and a fabulous morning to take pictures of my living room.
We ordered the furniture custom made through
The brown leather couch that is.
We looked and looked and looked at leather couches
and finally found this one in Palliser's
Ordered it through our local retailer and
picked out the cowhide.
I 've wanted leather for some time
but couldn't find the size.
This living room is not so big so we
needed to find the right size
I chose leather for it's durability .
Having small dogs is one of the main reasons
and I love the look.
This was back in the fall , took 8 weeks to arrive.
I didn't want matchy chairs so I set out
looking for that perfect chair.
I found it.
Lo and behold in the same furniture store.
Blue Herons on fabric.
This chair is a Lazy-Boy..
Just a flashback here's the old furniture.....
So happy to have my new!
Have more to share but that will be another
Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!
Savvy Southern Style