Friday, August 31, 2012

Knitting And Meeting My Goal

Way back, a long time ago, I decided to try and learn to knit. My Sis knits beautifully. She has knit us many beautiful and useful things. Some of those things were washcloths. Have you ever used a knit washcloth? It's one of those things that makes cleaning fun. They are pretty and they work well. I felt bad asking her to make more. So when I decided to try and learn to knit, it was with this one specific goal in mind. Now, about twenty thirty tries later I have actually been able to make something that resembles a washcloth! These don't come close to my sister's, she uses a gorgeous hemp yarn. Oh, and she never drops stitches or knits instead of purls or makes rectangles instead of squares. I'm using a cotton yarn and I frequently loose my way and make mistakes, there is a difference. They are all loosely based (if only I could pay attention) on the Purlbee's wedding washcloths. In the end though, it doesn't really matter, I use them all. Wonky or square, each are beautiful in their own way. Well except this really long narrow grey one. It's special.....

Monday, August 27, 2012

Isabella's Night light

So I've had a few requests for how I put together Isabella's night light so here it is.... 
fishing line
white corded string lights 
extension cord
Screw in anchored hook 6" in from each wall. 
Attach the 3m hooks to top of cabinet about 4" back. 

plug in lights to extension cord, swag white string lights from ceiling to 3m hooks very loosely 
 using fishing line hang the 3 largest lanterns from ceiling hook 
 mix in the smaller lanterns to fill in the gaps
 tuck/hang tissue balls in the additional gaps

 plug in your lights and ENJOY! 
Let me know if you have any questions!!

*a few additional notes-- I plugged the extension cord into the outlet that is connected to the wall switch- much easier to turn on and off! Also I don't leave this on all night in her room. I just turn it on when I need it, it's dim enough to not wake either of us up too much but casts enough light to be able to change diapers safety.