Setting: The last year or two. Seriously.
Characters: Myself… and probably numerous TV episodes.
Plot: Essentially I just upcycled old t-shirts by cutting them into 3 inch strips and tying them to a rug base. I’m sure there is an easier way of doing it, but my method of choice was to individually tie each piece. There are hundreds of them! I think I’m going to think up a couple easier/faster ways of getting it done. Despite how long it took, I really like it. I’m going to experiment with neutral colors next.
Setting: At home during 3 day snow day brought upon by Polar Vortex
Characters: Sherlock and Watson (thank you BBC and Netflix)
Plot: I wanted a project to occupy my time while I was snowed, iced and wind-chilled in. I couldn’t find any patterns of turbans that I liked, so I made up this one.
For the pattern, click here: Crocheted Turban Pattern
The official return of Roxie to the Fox & Feather world!
This school year I’ve had the pleasure of starting my “big girl career” as a Spanish teacher! Needless to say, I’ve been a bit preoccupied with work which is why I’ve neglected to post. It is my 2014 resolution to start crafting (and blogging those crafts) more. First craft of the new year:
Setting: Holiday break, hurrying to get presents finished.
Characters: Myself, my mom who gave me sewing advice, and BFF Lauren, the future owner of the purse.
Plot: My best friends Lauren, Heather (fox & feather co-author), and Anna call ourselves the “Core Four”. It is our newest tradition to do a Christmas gift exchange. This year we sat in a circle with our gifts and passed them around every time N*Sync sang the lyrics “Merry Christmas”. When the song ended, the lucky recipient got the gift in front of them. Lauren was the lucky recipient of this beaut.
(view of inside lining)
Setting: The Berger’s Shop
Characters: Chris, my other talented roommate
Plot: Remember? Just moved, no furniture? No dining room table, either. I had been pinteresting and blog hunting (always dangerous) and it seemed to me that it would be easy enough to just build one. Problem. I have pretty limited wood working skills. SO I enlisted Chris’s help. We decided on using a plan from Ana White’s blog. (She’s a stay at home mom that builds furniture in Alaska. Role model.) Then we spent like 45 minutes in the lumber aisle of Home Depot picking out wood with the coolest grain.
We brought our supplies back to the shop, got to work, and had a table in an hour and a half. The most time consuming part came later: painting, staining, and polyurethane. I thought white for the apron would be pretty “farmhouse”, and we stained the top to match our awesome wood ceilings. I love it. The whole thing probably cost $80 or less – paint and all. Can’t really beat that for a beautiful farmhouse table. One step closer to my hippie farm commune dreams.