Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lap Afghan

This is my latest lap afghan I made to give to the seniors in my area.

I can't remember where I saw one made similar to this one, there wasn't a pattern I think I just saw a picture and thought it looked cool.

I need to find a better way to photograph my afghans. They look so blah just laying on my bed.

So Ann, if you have any good ideas I would love to hear them.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Closet redo

It's been a while since I posted anything just because I'm lazy about posting, not because I've been sitting around doing nothing.( My inner child is going ya huh!)

This long Labor Day weekend was anything but labor free. I know you're supposed to take time off to relax and recharge, but we don't seem to follow any of the hard fast rules of life so why start now?

Any who this is what we did.

This is after we removed everything and knocked down the wall. Forgot to take a before pic. Duh!

When we remodeled the laundry room we decided this little area would be better if accessed from the closet. (meaning it was easier than trying to make what we had look good.)

Removed 2x4's on floor and walls then put up sheetrock on back wall where 2x4's used to be and now it looks like it was done this way on purpose. HA!

Then we painted everything and put the floor down.

Put old shelves back in, not freshly painted, because I didn't want to wait a week before setting anything on them. Besides you won't be able to see them when I am done anyway.

Are you ready for this?

This is what was in that 5' x 5' closet minus the bed.

Yes there is a bed in there and a coffee table and a chair and a night stand.

See! There is the bed.

So here it is all filled up.

Ta Da!

And that's how you relax at the Miskell residence!

Have a wonderful labor day, no matter how you spend it.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Laundry remodel

We finished remodeling the laundry room this last week.
It was ugly.

          Now it is not.

I have been living with this for about 6 years. The floor had that peel and stick tile and while it is great for some purposes, it doesn't always do well on older pier and beam homes. Many cracked, many did not stick and very many stuck too well.

                       My DH is going to build me a screen to hide the water heater.

  This has been the pantry since I was a little girl. Then after we remodeled the kitchen it became the storage    area for small appliances and extra stuff. And the place where my dogs spend the night.

We closed in that area and bought a new cabinet to put my small appliances in the top and all the dog stuff in the bottom.
We are going to reclaim that space in the closet on the other side of that wall.

This is what I am most proud of, my beautiful floor. It looks just like the kitchen and dining room, and someday the living room.( I can't wait!).

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Kitchen accessories

My cousin Tammie got married today and of course I waited to the last minute to get her something so I made these kitchen accessories.
I have several of these cup towels you hang on the stove handle and I love them.

I saw some Texas shaped potholders at a gift store the other day and thought I can do that and so I made these

About a year ago I had seen an apron made from blue jeans and have been wanting to make one so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try it out. The picture is not that good, but you get the idea.

Then I found this cute country basket at Hobby Lobby and cute bandana print tissue paper and lined the basket with it.

I got the idea for the  pom pom tissue flowers from .
 She has a good tutorial for making them if you want to pop over to her blog.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Red Beaded Necklace

Happy Birthday Sandra!

I made this for my dear friend Sandra, she loves all things big and sparkly. I got everything from Michaels, the large red beads are stones by Bead Gallery Natural Beads. The medium size are a resin bead and the small ones are Crystazzi beads. I am still learning to tie knots so I hope it stays together.
I now have a new appreciation for jewelry makers. From designing it, to pulling it all together, takes a lot more thought than I anticipated.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Blue Striped Baby Blanket

I made this baby blanket with some left over yarn. I will probably give it to charity. I just love to crochet.

The colored stripes are slip stitched on as you go and the blue is crocheted behind it.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hearts Baby Blanket

I've been working on this baby blanket for the last three weeks and I think it turned out really pretty. 
The original blanket called for every other panel to be pink with white stripes. But the yarn picked for the pink was to bulky, and it would have made it difficult to see the heart shapes, so we decided to just have the stripes pink.

The little heart details just makes this blanket so sweet.

 I love the border, it looks like rope.
It is just a simple reverse single stitch, really easy to do but time consuming compared to a regular single stitch.

I got the pattern online from it was designed by Delores Spagnuolo.