Wednesday, July 31, 2013

End of Month Celebration

Heres to a happy end of July.
Hopefully August will be cooler
and less wet.
August brings new challenges
with a little of the
unexpected.
Yay!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Scrabble Game Galore


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
$1.95...


complete with real mini wooden tiles...
a plastic board game surface,
with individual raised squares
to keep tiles in place
and...

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 Love

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

Computer Desk Fun

Scrabble fun.

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

Thread Colour Wheel

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

Organizing Stitching Supplies

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

Retro Cross Stitching

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

Cross Stitching a Vintage Typewriter



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

My Vintage Typewriter

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.
This Site
has awesome 'do it yourself'
step-by-step vintage typewriter
restoration tips!

The case is is fully functional.
I can't wait to start using this
fabulous vintage typewriter just
as soon as I'm able.

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