Sunday, April 18, 2010

This Week's Projects

This past week I finished up a couple projects. First I FINALLY finished that baby blanket! I think it turned out pretty nice. I used a scallop edging around two sides.



Remember the owl and frame we got at an auction a few weeks ago? I painted the owl. I just wasn't feeling the gold and red eyes... I had another owl very similar to it so I painted that too. Unfortunately the frame didn't survive. I accidently stepped on it and it broke into three pieces! oh well...





Yesterday we spent the day at an estate auction. The lady that lived there had piles and piles and piles of crocheted blankets. Mostly granny square blankets. I wanted all of them but Seth wouldn't allow that... plus there were some ladies there that weren't going to let them go. But we did win a few blankets. In one of the piles I won there were 2 small blue granny square blankets. We also won a chair for $2 but it was pretty worn looking so I made a cover out of one of the blue blankets and sewed it onto the chair. Now I love my new granny square chair! It's sitting in the living room right now even though it doesn't match anything at all. I love it that much! :)



19 comments:

Elaine said...

hahaha love it! Creative idea! So cute. I want to see more of your house. Do you have lots of pictures of it on flickr? I might go in search of that now... haha

lovelove it!

Mrs.Peglegenson said...

congrats on finishing the blanket! looks nice and cuddly :)

Sonja said...

I love the chair! Those owls are so bright and fun, lol I would have painted over the creepy red eyes too! I love the baby blanket too!! <3 Sonja

Amber said...

Love how the owls turned out and that chair is adorable. Great idea!!

{Anna} said...

Such a cool idea with the chair. Love it!

onelatenight said...

Yay the blanket is done!! It looks wonderful...ok now we get to talk about that chair.

ADORABLE!!! $2.00 for the cutest thing on the planet! Great fix up.

xo. Kyla.

Jazmyn Alexandria said...

I love the chair!!

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Amy Renee Martin said...

Cute blanket! Cute painted owls! and very innovative with the blanket as a chair cover, it looks great!

Meg said...

The baby blanket it so pretty! I love you owls, they turned out so cute, the colors are perfect...I never thought about painting some of these creepy owls that I have laying around here. Love you chair, my goodness girl, you are just too talented for words! Have a great week, even though it's supposed to rain!
xoxo~Meg

amy lapi said...

wowww i need that chair. did they allow phone bidders at the auction? i would have totally bought some granny blankets. it's so hard to find good ones! :)

~HoneyB~ said...

What an adorable creative idea with the chair! Love it :)

Marla Rae Morrison said...

Great job on the blanket! And I am loving the way the owls turned out! : )

Jamie said...

Love how the owls turned out! That chair is awesomeeeee!!! Love it! That was a brilliant idea!!! Your baby blanket is so pretty! Love how you did the scalloped edges!!!! You are so creative!!! Love you!!! Hope you have an amazingly wonderful week!!! xoxo

Lindsay said...

The baby blanket turned out beautiful!!! It looks so soft!! I absolutely love your granny square chair, it is sooooo cute!!! Great job on all your adorable projects. The owls are soo cute!!! Finishing projects are the best!!
xoxo,
Lindsay

With Love, Jamie said...

What a creative & cute chair! :)

hellosweetworld said...

Very nice finds!

{eleise} said...

LOVE the chair! So cute!

Kayla said...

I LOVE your granny square chair! I would love to do something like that, however, I am reupholstering challenged......although I cannot say that I have even tried it yet. That may be my next project. You never stop inspiring me!

♥kayla

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thursday said...

Your blanket is so sweet! And your new chair is to die for. Wonderful work. I don't know I would have thought of that.