Happy Fall! I have waited for this all Summer! LOL! It's not that I don't like Summer, it's just that I don't like Summer in the South! Too hot for this cool weather chick! Anyway, I've been having so much fun this week working on decorating, painting and knitting and crocheting. Here's what I've been up to.........
Remember those rectangles of orange and white crocheting I showed you earlier in the week? Here they are! Easy peasy! Single crochet, I cast on 16 for the small ones and crocheted 26 rows, then you stitch it together into a tube, gather one end, stuff it, stick a twig in it and do a running stitch around the top, tighten and stitch closed. The leaf is just a small circle, chain 8 and then sc into the circle 8 times. Just make sure your circle is big enough to slip over your twig.
This next one is going to be bigger...taller and skinnier to finish my little trio of pumpkins.......
Remember the Dixie Cups........Ta Da!!!!!!!!!!!!
Miniature lampshades! I saw this on Pinterest but it was in another language so I thought I could figure it out and I did... although I need to "fine tune" it.
The only problem is you're limited to Dixie's designs and colors on their cups...but wait.....how about glueing your own scrapbook paper or any kind of paper you want on the outside....I'm thinking Halloween paper with black edging? I have battery operated lights that I got at the dollar store and I think there are 15 lights per strand. They also have Halloween lights right now in candy corn and black and purple but they're not battery operated. Anyway, I love lights, candles and cozy all year long and Fall has really kicked my creativity into overdrive! The cups are removable from the lights and you can replace them depending on your mood, decorating theme or season. I wonder if I could make sets of these and sell them on line? What do you think? What would I charge? I could use some extra cash for yarn, and things I can't make with yarn! LOL!
I did a blanket stitch around the edge first and then did my edging. Next time I will go over the edge with the blanket stitch.
Below is one strand of the lights without the shades.....
Honeysuckle or jasmine (I always get them mixed up) is blooming all over and smells heavenly.
I'm off to make split pea soup, sour cream apple pie which I didn't get made yesterday, ironing, watching football and then I have some painting to do if I have any energy left. Have a great day! I'll be by later to catch up with everyone!