Thursday 1 October 2015

Keeping My Finger's Busy

Hello!  Thanks for dropping by to see me.  I've been trying to keep my fingers busy.  I am one of those people who isn't happy doing nothing very often. :)  So these are a few of the things that I've been doing to keep busy.  My inspiration for this comes from:
Proverbs 31:27 - She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Above are some preserves that I canned and made these crocheted doilies to top them with as gifts.  Then they can use the doily and enjoy what's in the jars.  Here's the link to the TUTORIAL I used.   They're easy to tie onto the jars with twine or ribbon or whatever  you think looks pretty. :)

 Below is a crochet project I did.  I used that big chunky yarn for the first time and it's so nice to work with!  It's soft and warm and so I made a blanket, a hat and then a doily out of the remaining yarn.

I had my birthday this last month, and a dear friend gifted me with some beautiful blue yarn for a scarf.  I followed the pattern on the packaging and it's oh so nice!  It will most definitely keep me warm this winter!

Then I've also been back at making some aprons.  I think it's about my most favourite thing to sew. :)  I found this material at the free store (in the recycling centre) in town and thought it would make a lovely apron.  Below is a close up of the fabric, and I used two kinds.  Then for a finishing touch I added some blue lace around the bottom.  I made the straps extra long since I saw a style where they wrapped them around themselves and tied them in front.  So something I've not done before, and hope that whomever receives them will be pleased with.  I made two of these just alike.

I also love to make aprons out of clothing that I find.  Below was a Gap sundress I found at the free store and it only needed a few mods to become an apron.  I love the bright cheerful colour this one has.

I have also been going through my yarn stash and had a couple balls of this incredibly fluffy, soft, variegated yarn.   So I didn't know how big it would get so I started and it turned out to make a nice small blanket that would be suitable for a baby car seat, bassinet, or stroller.   When my children were that tiny I'd take blankets like these and lay them under a receiving blanket to make a comfortable cushion for them to sleep on. Not to deep of course but extra warm.

Well, these are a few of the things I've been doing aside from the regular mending and altering of clothing.  I'm not a great seamstress, but thankfully the Lord has given me an ability to manage.

So, what have you been up to as you keep your finger's busy?

Sharing this post at The Art of Homemaking Mondays.


Esther Asbury said...

Wow! You've been busy! I always enjoy seeing your lovely projects!
Love those jars with doily tops -- two gifts in one!

Danielle Dunn said...

I don't know how you keep making them all without even thinking twice! Lovely projects! XD

JES said...

I love all your pleasant homemaking projects! Thank you so much for sharing at the Art of Home-Making Mondays! The doilie covers on the jars are just darling ;)