Thursday, November 5, 2009

Crafty like a fox

It was pretty windy here the other day and most of the apples fell. Which, honestly, is fantastic because there is no way that I was climbing up there to get them. I am, and always will be, an avid tree climber and as such was very certain that those teeny tiny branches were not going to hold me. Plus, they went straight up and I’m no tree frog.
Jamie and I went outside and tired to pick them all up. But since I was a recovering invalid I only got half picked up. We kept the good ones and put the others in a pile for the deer and other wildlife. (How nice are we?) You can totally tell that these apples are home grown. Look at all the imperfections. But they taste just as good and have a little more character, so take that grocery store apples!

I went over to a friend’s house and we made a flock of these adorable owls. This ones name is Gimpy because one of her wings doesn’t work. My sister taught me how to knit last Monday and I made these awesome arm warmers! How cool!!! I'm not gonna lie it took me a while and I had to unravel a few things but all in all I think they turned out great. After being insanely proud of myself for this accomplishment I hopped online and started looking at all the how-to video’s to learn other knitting patterns, I was overwhelmed. I had to take a deep breath and tell myself baby steps, just take baby steps.

Oh, and I made that awesome headband that looks like wood grain. “Why?” You ask. “Why not?” I shrug. It’s cute, that’s why.

I made a monster dude too. Just because.
These babies are my Arc de Triumph. I’ve wanted leg warmers since I found this picture but couldn’t find any that I loved. I found this place. Some of you may already be aware of it and it’s a dangerous place. Like craft store dangerous, only it’s not a craft store… it’s Goodwill. We just got one in our tiny little town and I now have a new addiction. I went there looking for a sweater to cut the sleeves off and make leg warmers with (and found one) and left with a cart full of stuff! A cart full! And it was only $20. Everything I looked at I wanted to alter in some way. After the cart was overflowing I told myself that I had to leave NOW. Phew… But seriously, aren’t these leg warmers adorable?


  1. You're so crafty! Want to get together again next week and make some more STUFF?

  2. Heck yeah I do! My schedule's pretty open :)


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