We found a place to live in Jajce about a month ago and over the last couple of weeks we've been moving our furniture there and getting it ready for when we move in. It's a really great place - probably the biggest place we've lived in in our 12 years of being married which means that we have space to be creative! No more wool and amigurumi stuff all over the sofa and the living room floor. No more guitars sleeping in the spare bed or camping out in the living room. Finally we have enough space so that everything can have it's place :)
Have you just gone back to school or college or do you just feel the need to get organised? Well here's a cheap and funky way to do it!
You need: (pictures a&b)
- a cheap pin-board
- metal tacks
Choose a selection of buttons in a nice colour scheme and in different sized and then glue them to the metal tacks. (picture a)
While you are leaving them to dry paint the frame of the pin-board. Use masking tape to protect the cork whilst you paint. I got the polka-dot effect by dipping the wrong end of a paint brush in white paint and then using it as a stamp.
When the paint is dry remove the masking tape, put the pins in the board and hang it up somewhere. (pictures c&d)
Janey works in the post room sorting all the letters that come in for Santa. She opens the letters, reads them and then sorts them according to continent then country, town and street. She loves reading the letters and seeing what people write and she can reveal that some people who are in their 60s and 70s still write to Santa - who says he's not real?
Travis works in the packing department making sure all the orders are boxed up correctly and sent to the right address. In quiet moments he enjoys popping the bubbles in the bubble wrap.
The Itsy Bitsy Spider is hosting another Crochet-Along. This time it is with an Autumn theme and we will all be making pumpkins like in this picture. If you want to join in click here and you will be taken to the Itsy Bitsy Spider's blog where there are more instructions. It's free to join in, you get a free copy of the pattern to work from and step-by-step lessons on her blog. When you are done you can submitt your photos to the Crochet-Along flickr group and you might even win a prize! So what are you waiting for? Sign up now...