Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring has sprung.

All week, I've been reading about great things to do with fabric scraps at in the fun lane. I've followed Holly's blog since I started blogging and I love absolutely everything she does to her home.

Today, she's hosting a link-up for everyone and their scrap project.

Though it be humble, here is my rag garland.  I've only been sewing for a month, so I don't have enough scraps to cuss a cat. 


If there was ever a project for me, it is this rag garland. You cut scraps - mine are about 8 inches long. Maybe about an inch and a half wide. I don't really know. I didn't measure them. And then you tie them in knots on a good thick yarn or rope. And then just throw it somewhere. 



It aligns wonderfully with my typical mantel decorating style - Shop the house and throw random things up there until it's a hazard to anyone standing underneath. Which is why I'll probably put that Spring banner somewhere else.



It's.just.too.tempting. Henry got a wild look in his eye as soon as I put it up. A yanking expedition is being planned. I know it.



And if for some reason this expertly(!) decorated(!) mantel causes you to think that I have it all together, the rest of the house is a wreck. Also, there's this. I'm just walking around with untied shoes. They're making a clicky sound on the floor. Like a 5 year old. 


And immediately down and to the right of the mantel, there's this:



Go forth and tie scraps.

12 comments:

  1. "It aligns wonderfully with my typical mantle decorating style - Shop the house and throw random things up there until it's a hazard to anyone standing underneath." Now that made me laugh. I had to warn people around Christmas, my mantle piece is for looks, it will fall at the drop of an eyelash. M of course did not care, but after the thing fell the first time, she realized "I'd better not mess this up again" I am inspired and I like Matthew 28:6 on the chalk board. Very festive. Mind coming over and doing mine?

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  2. Thank you! and done.. Assemble all manner of junk in your home and we will precariously stick it on the mantel! lol

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    1. I'll make you one with scraps from your pillows. Pick out some fabric!

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  4. Can I get the Yankee definition of "cuss a cat"?

    Please and Thank You

    Oh... the craft thing looks nice too. But, it's presently snowing, so I'm mostly just bitter about it NOT being Spring...

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    1. Wellllll.. the expression most commonly used is that something "isn't big enough to cuss a cat." Just like my garland. I think I heard somewhere that the WHOLE thing is a place "isn't big enough to cuss a cat without getting a mouthful of fur."

      That's more than you wanted, huh.

      And OMG. It's going to be 70 here, tomorrow. I will love it and not think about how hot it'll be in August...and September.. and October.. haha.

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  5. I LOVE it! I love your whole mantle, actually. So happy and fresh. Thank you so much for all your sweet words and joining in our party today!! I can't wait to come back again now that I've found your beautiful blog.

    xoxo Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly - your house makes me happy, too!

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  6. I know why you showed off your untied shoes. it's because those noosas are bad.ass.

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    1. Hey, who wouldn't. Speaking of.. why don't you have some, yet?

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  7. Ooh! you have the Asics Noosa Tri 7s?!?! I just got the Tri 8s and love them! They're a hit in my bootcamp class. Will def be getting another pair when I'm back in the States this summer

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    1. People stop me to talk about my shoes allll the time. I can only imagine how big of a splash you're making with them in India! haha

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