Showing posts from March, 2015

Repurposing Tea Tins

We've been blessed with such nice weather lately, that I've been wanting to be outdoors all the time!  (yes, I crochet outside too. :-) So, it was the perfect time to get out all those tea tins I've been saving and do something fun with them!  I admit, I am a bit of a hoarder  "keeper of things"  Ok, not THAT bad, but you know what I mean.  Right? I had a hard time throwing out these cute little Tazo Tea tins because  I wanted to eventually repurpose them, so this is what I did.  I decided on succulents because I want to keep these indoors. I wish I had one of those cute little kitchen window sills over the sink to  keep herbs and such.  I just love that look!  So, instead, we have this little "coffee bar" area that's fun to  decorate for the seasons.  There's a lot of coffee and tea drinking going on over here.  I mean, it is Seattle after all! :-) 

A Few of my Favorite Things

Oh my, have you seen a copy of  Bella Grace  yet?  I've been hearing so much about it from all of you lovelies out there,  for so long now, that I'm probably one of the last to talk about it!    I did start with the last winter issue, so cozy and heartwarming, and now  this spring issue is just so lovely!  I guess I'm telling you this now, because today was one of  those days where I just felt blah and all I wanted to do was  surround myself with some of my favorite things.  So, it was a great day to just sit with my coffee  and get lost in pages and pages of inspiring stories and images!   Rain Drops on Roses?  No, just lavender, lots of lavender!    Looking through the photographs I took while visiting the lavender farms  in Sequim last year makes me  eager for warmer days and catching whiffs of lavender while strolling  through the purple fields.  Whiskers on Kittens?  Yes!  I can&

Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket...

...or at least in this case, maybe it's ok.  I'm not even sure when Easter is this year, April 5th right?  All I know is that the weather has been telling me it's just around the  corner, and if I want to crochet some egg covers I'd better get busy!   I picked up this vintage wire egg basket years ago and the dealer gave me the  plastic eggs that she had displayed in it.   I remember thinking that I'd decoupage the eggs with colorful paper.  (still like that idea...hum, now I need more plastic eggs)  But, for now I decided to crochet covers, since I  love crochet so much!  You DO know that about me don't you? :-)  I pulled out all of my thread stash and decided on  "natural" colors and threads; cotton and my favorite, linen.  It was a great way to use up thread I already had, and with the  natural color selection I think I can get away with leaving them  out in the vintage