Okay, I need some honest opinions here. I took a look at the latest issue of Green Craft Magazine a couple of weeks ago. As always, there were some awesome eco-friendly projects in there, which you know is totally my thing. And I saw this cool upcycled lampshade made from fabric scraps. The shade to the floor lamp in my living room was cracked and falling apart after numerous floor crashes (thanks, little dudes.), and I was ready to throw it away. But instead, I just cut off the cracked canvas part of the shade, leaving the top and bottom wire rims. Then I attached some additional pieces of wire for a frame, raided my fabric stash, and got to weaving. After a few hours, I came up with this:
It's strange how something that looks so cool in a magazine can look slightly scary in your own living room! Or am I just overreacting? The little dudes said, "Wow! It's so cool, Mommy!" Hubby and I looked at it and went, "Huh..." I mean, our house is full of funky stuff anyway, but this might take some getting used to. Would it make a better hat?
|Ready for my next kegger.|
I don't know. What do you think?
In other news, I did knock another UFO off my list this weekend. Check out my spiffy new socks!
|Nice warm feeties.|
So that means I only have one unfinished knitting project in progress now. Woo-hoo! Anyway, February is drawing to a close, which means there's only one more installment of "Llama Love" before I pack it up until next Valentine's Day. And nothing says lovin' like Romeo and Juliet!
|My "Romeo and Juliet" cigar box mouse house!|
A few years ago, Two Twelve Arts Center and the Saline Downtown Merchant's Association teamed up to offer a fun activity for the community during the month of February. Artists have made fairy doors, birdhouses, and, in this case, mouse houses to hide in various shops and restaurants in downtown Saline. Folks in the community would hunt around town for these mouse houses, and get a stamp on a card for every mouse house they found. Once their cards were filled up, they could enter a raffle drawing to win prizes from the participating businesses. Cool, huh? It was a nice way to beat the winter blahs.
All of the mouse houses were made out of old cigar boxes, and the brand of cigar that I had just happened to be "Romeo y Julieta" brand Cuban cigars. So my theme was basically chosen for me! The balcony was made from a drawer pull sample, and Juliet's veil was an old pastry tip. The mice, of course, were cat toys.
Although February is almost over, keep the "Llama Love" with you all through the year! :)