Sunday, May 5, 2013

Busy-ness

Sun-shine-y happy grannies!  Much needed sun, too might I add.  I don't believe I can remember a May 5th that has been this cold and this dark and dreary.  It is totally amazing!  Today I had on my boots a sweater, my raincoat and a scarf...things are definitely out of wack.  Now we are to have "a healthy rain event" as the weatherman keeps saying, in other words, it is going to pour for the next couple of days.
Even though I have had a hard time keeping my projects updated, I have stayed busy.  I dug out all that embroidery floss I have packed up and commenced to hooking.  No plan, just bright happy color.
It does remind you of sunshine, doesn't it.  
I have also gotten a bit hooked on making these little skulls.  It takes all of 20 minutes to crochet one up.  They are a free pattern I found through ravelry.  Day of the Dead Skulls.   I added some bling to some of these and I like to add a little single crochet edging around the finished skull.  You can bet come time for some fall/halloween crochet time, more of these will be coming!
The little flower just makes it!! 
I have started one of my "Blankies for Boston" contributions.  I hope to get two blankets crocheted.  If you haven't heard of this there is a facebook group that has organized this.  The blankets are going to the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing.  They have to be red,white, and blue and there are some size requirements, too.  One of my girlfriends is doing it, and when she was telling me about it I knew I wanted to participate, too.

I  will be putting something in the middle, just not sure what yet.  I knew I wanted to have stars in the blanket.  It was a little challenging on figuring out how I was going to join them.   

This has been so rewarding...especially when you get down in the dumps.  It just puts things into perspective.  I hope to get it done this week and get started on my second blanket.  

Oh...my other love, Spray Paint...I must say, I luvs me some spray paint.  I just finished up a jewelry box that I "restyled".  I just love doing this.  And when I found the box I knew it would be awesome.  

And I always learn something each time I attack one of these.  It was just a basic wood stained box when I started.  After painting it red I modge podged some scrap book paper to the clear plastic it had on the doors.  I finished it off by dry brushing some gold and black to it to make it look kinda aged.

Check out the inside!!!!  This is going to look awesome in by bedroom.  I am now on the hunt for another box to redo.  This one was $12.00 when I bought it at the thrift store....total bargain!

Well...it's time for me to sign off.  I have more housework to finish up and Monday morning to get ready for.  Uggg....rainy Monday morning...I am already dreading it!

Here's a picture of me in my sweater and boots today.  I love these boots...another Goodwill find!  $6!!  Aren't they awesome!

14 comments:

Giane said...

Love your sunny squares! The colors are so happy! You can always send the rain out here to Arizona! I really enjoy seeing your projects! Thanks for sharing!!!
I'm enjoying the owl pattern I bought from you. It's almost finished!

Pammy Sue said...

Yes, the boots are awesome, and so are you! Such creative things you do! I really love the yellow and gold blanket, and the skulls are too cool. You look so cute in that picture! :)

Stel said...

A yellow-edged granny! Must be the first one I've seen, will be beautiful!

Casa Pearl said...

What fabulous color you are surrounded by. I am so impressed with your Boston blanket - I know it will be greatly appreciated.

And I so love what you did with your jewelery box - I love how paint can totally transform something ho-hum into fabulous. I wish I had your vision!

Tom Matew said...

Cool carpet!
I would like to have the same in my room..

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Blondie said...

I absolutely love the colors that you choose! You look like an awesome decorator for your home to!! AWESOME!

Crafts4others said...

love the grannie squares!

Alex said...

Oh whay a treat to find your blog, I just made my first ever granny square pillow and how I love it. I adore the yellow in what you`re working on. And the little chickens are wonderful to. And I saw two small pieces of furniture on your blog that you repainted red, so nice.

Julie said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog and wanted to tell you I love your banner and seeing your projects. Really like your color combinations. Also, I like that you used black for your background because it makes all the other colors really stand out. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I love the Boston Blankie. Is this a published design or your own? If it is your own, will you be publishing it?

Teresinha said...

Strolling through the net I found your blog with wonderful and very colorful works. I like everything you knit and now I'm your portuguese follower,
Teresinha

Kristin said...

I love what you've done with my skull pattern! Fan-freaking-tastic!!!!

Mary M. said...

You're absolutely right; granny squares DO make people (or me and you) happy! The yellow, so awesome! LOVE the skulls.
You made my day happier!!! Thanks.
M.M.

Karen said...

I love everything you make!!! You are such an inspiration! I am a chicken/rooster freak! I have chickens and my grandsons show at local fairs! Loads of fun! I love the rooster pattern and the penny rug/chair cushion you made. Your right to pretty to sit on!! LOL I was wondering if you would post the pattern for Funky Snowflakes! I love them! I live in the Pacific Northwest and love our weather! Sorry you have the summer blues. Fall is the air here! Happy Trails, Karen! :)