Tuesday, 27 October 2015

365 Day Wreath: Jute Basic

Self imposed challenge time!

Today, I am making a basic jute (burlap) wreath out of a coat hanger and some jute winter tree cover.

First, I unwound a wire hanger. The best and easiest are the ones from the dry cleaner...
They use a cheaper quality hanger, and that makes it easier to manipulate (and I really like to manipulate stuff...)

Monday, 12 October 2015

Reclaimed Wood: Harvest Table

Our dining room table is weird; the proportions are off.
The base is pretty substantial, and then the top only overhangs by an inch or two.
It served its purpose well, but the last couple of family visits have shown that we need something bigger. The current dimensions are 35" x 45" (889x1143).

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Sewing 101: Sleepigan

What to do when your toddler outgrows her sleepers?
Well, in the case of my child, she only outgrows them in length. They still technically fit in the arms and waist, so why not continue to use them if you can?

I know a lot of people who cut the feet off of them to get a little more use out of them, but for our cold climate, I think a cardigan makes more sense.