|Heres to a happy end of July.|
Hopefully August will be cooler
and less wet.
August brings new challenges
with a little of the
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
|I own a few scrabble games|
|Most I have found at charity shops or estate sales.|
|I found this one at a local|
Goodwill shop for
|complete with real mini wooden tiles...|
|a plastic board game surface,|
with individual raised squares
to keep tiles in place
|a cotton sack to keep tiles safe|
all tucked inside a wee plastic casing.
|A regular size Scrabble set.|
|A different style Scrabble|
I thought my kids might like.
|And my Deluxe Turnable game.|
Love this one!
|I have a few vintage sets.|
|With the old logo.|
|With rules attached to lid.|
|All vintage sets have all their pieces too.|
|This one's from the 50's|
|This one's from the 70's.|
Monday, July 29, 2013
|Scrabble Tile Cross Stitch|
|Loving the possibilities with this pattern|
for cross stitched scrabble tiles!
|Personalizing things too.|
|All scrabble tile patterns can be found in this mag.|
|A wee bit pricey, but worth it.|
Better if you have coupons!
|All scrabble tile patterns designed by Maria Diaz.|
Sunday, July 28, 2013
|I do, on occasion have scrabble|
tiles in a handmade crochet bowl
that sits upon my computer desk.
|When I'm waiting for something to download|
or I need a wee break
I will play with the tiles...
|I try to use the difficult letters|
more often than not.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
|I love this idea for creating a colour wheel|
for some (maybe all) of my
hand sewing threads.
|I think I would only make one for all my DMC cotton floss.|
There are so many colours though.
This would be a huge project.
Friday, July 26, 2013
|Sorting Cross Stitch Supplies.|
|Before I start any new cross stitch project,|
I sort through my supplies
and see what new threads
I might need.
|I try and keep all my threads in numerical order.|
|Bunched in groupings according to certain brands|
I like and use best.
|I like DMC best.|
Though I do have Anchor threads
from my Mum's stash.
I use them mostly for mixed arts projects.
|And other crafty projects.|
I store most of those threads in zip lock bags
for easy access.
|As for my DMC Cotton floss in spools,|
I like to keep them in plastic cases.
|Once again, I find multiple uses|
for all these lovely threads.
|I use strips of non-sticky tape to hold|
the ends of some spools.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
|Love this cross stitched VW bus!|
|This one too!|
|Both these patterns and so much more|
were found in Cross Stitcher
Designer Stitches Mag
|Another fav of mine: Vintage rimmed glasses.|
|All the above patterns and so much more|
can be found in this issue!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
|I thought I would make a cross stitched cover|
for my vintage typewriter...
|This wonderful pattern byAngela Poole is perfect!|
|Easy to follow instructions.|
|I found this pattern in this month's Cross Stitcher Designer Stitches Mag.|
|A wee bit costly, however|
I had a 50% coupon so
I was happy to get it for a great deal less
that original sticker price!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
|Recently I acquired this|
lovely little gem
of a vintage typewriter!
|There are a few sticky keys though...|
|I plan to have restored to|
full working order.
has awesome 'do it yourself'
step-by-step vintage typewriter
|The case is is fully functional.|
I can't wait to start using this
fabulous vintage typewriter just
as soon as I'm able.