• Crafts and DIY Tutorials

    DIY: Crochet Pouf

    My pouf, my lovely new footrest. Don’t mind my plate rest – it’s just my baby belly getting into the frame. I must confess: this is not my pouf pattern. I followed the Red Heart Pouf pattern found here. They do a great job explaining it and it works up really fast. Now that I’ve got that off my chest, let’s dive in to why I have to post a tutorial. The pouf comes out to roughly 27″ in diameter. And I say roughly because mine is about 32″ in diameter, I used a larger needle than it called for and *gasp* I used a heavier weight yarn – only…

  • Phase 6: Drywall and Finish Work

    Bed rest is boring.

    Like soooooo boring. This has been my view for almost a week now: My vacuum also has not moved. My only consolation prize: my ankles look fantastic! I wish I could reach my toenails though, I would love to paint them a new color, this one’s almost grown out. The pouf I’m putting my feet up on is something I crocheted a few weeks ago. Since I have so much time on my hands, I’ll post a tutorial on it later (for those of you other grannies who crochet like me). Last week I was just on modified bed rest and as long as Mike did all the heavy lifting…

  • Crafts and DIY Tutorials

    How to build a frame and stretch canvas

    As luck would have it, or maybe it was karma, my canvas showed up yesterday – right after I posted the blog! So, of course I had to whip up a frame to mount it on. Then, I had to write another blog to build up some more blogging karma…come on lucky lotto numbers 😉 Mike can center it/hang it up when he gets home. Read on to find out how to do it yourself. This is what it looks like when you get it in the mail. I ordered ours from www.stickersbanners.com. It’s not real canvas, it’s polyester and was 1/3 the cost of canvas. Once it’s on the…

  • Phase 6: Drywall and Finish Work

    How to completely ignore your blog and all of it’s followers, then come back and pretend like you haven’t missed a post.

    Just kidding. I honestly did not plan on being gone for so long but I was in a coma – at least a blogging coma. The truth is: we got pregnant. With twins. And those first few months were rough – reeeaally rough. Like, I didn’t go anywhere without ziploc baggies to puke into rough. And then they were tiring – reeeaally tiring. And now I have no excuses. I’m on modified bedrest and I’m bored out of my mind and I feel a little guilty to even write this blog – because it’s been so freaking long since I’ve written anything. I almost thought I should just delete this…