Show and Tell–Ribbed Hat for We Are Kenya

Since my last post, I have enjoyed a week off from work, a few days away with my man, watched a few baseball tournaments, had my last pottery class, considered signing up for NaNoWriMo, and kept on stitching. I finished this one a few days ago:

Charity Ribbed Hat

This is another hat to be sent to We Are Kenya, courtesy of Craft Hope. It will join the two others I already have, a felt teddy bear that is nearly finished, and maybe two more hats (if I can finish them before the deadline).

If anyone is curious, the yarn above is Premier Yarns Ever Soft Multi in Beach Day, and the pattern is from the Knit Simple Magazine, Holiday Edition 2006. (Yes, I still have a copy–in my craft room :-))

I love having my crafty groove back–gotta go make more stuff!!


All moved in and ready to make stuff!

I try to keep my promises, so here we go–FINALLY! I’ll just say that cleaning out a large closet/tiny space is harder than it looks, and takes three times longer than you planned! But, I am thrilled with the results! (My husband was very happy to help me, until he realized that his beloved baseball card collection had been evicted and must find a new home. Now he isn’t quite so happy. Sorry hon!)

So without further adieu, let me take you on a tiny tour of my tiny space.

For starters, I said, “These bookcases need some HELP!” So they got a fresh coat of white paint on the outside, and some nice bright colors on the inside backs. I almost used paper or fabric, but went with paint in the end from the Lowe’s Color Studio 2014 Spring palette.  (I used Rushing Stream, Berry Twist and Tomato Bisque).  I can always use fabric or paper later if I want a change.

The rest of the photos speak for themselves (click them for a bigger view).  I have been a multi-craft maker for many years, and I have 12 storage cubes of tools to prove it! But I am ready for just about any project you can throw at me–so bring it on!

I will explain the last two photos. The printable you see says “Find Your Passion.” That’s what I’m trying to do by finally opening  Greenberry Street. The Angel of Learning represents both my faith, and the fact that I always have more to learn, and need to be receptive to those teachings. The little vase belonged to my grandmother, and the money plant in it came from my mom’s yard years ago. I believe the money plant came from her mother’s yard before that.

And finally, that very colorful apron hanging from the bookcase was made by my sister, from fabric that also belonged to our grandmother. (You have to understand that Granny Paxton would have been like 120 years old now, so anything from her life is pretty special in my opinion.)

Next to that apron you see a nice blank wall. I have plans for that too, that involve some nice cork squares and more artwork for the walls.

I feel pretty happy that not only did I successfully get everything to fit, but I was able to put a few pretty, fun, personal touches in it, too.  I think this will be a favorite room of mine. 🙂

How about you–do you have a favorite space??