Autumn Weekends: Handmade

This lovely book has brought renewed inspiration into our house lately.

I can't say that we've actually made anything from the book, but it has been a long time since the girls have sat down to craft together. This project involved leather scraps, buttons, ribbons, and who knows what.

I've been crafty too. Here's a camera strap I made to jazz up my camera. I love using it.


A couple of hats have made it off the needles. This on is the beehive hat by Linda Romens. The pattern is available on Ravelry.

This hat, Helen's favorite, is the Alpine Topper available at Halcyon Yarn.

My winter project is a crochet afghan. I'm smitten with crochet right now. I first saw this one-a-day blanket at Little Cotton Rabbits. I am teaching myself and making lots of mistakes since Simmy first started me on crochet while we were in England.


Even Nelson has been puttering about with weekend crafting. He's been building racks for the canoe and kayaks.

We are all starting to get inspired for Handmade Christmas. I've been hunting about online for ideas and came across this necklace at Martha Stewart made from pantyhose and bouncy balls. I think NOT.

Susan @ Home Hum  – (October 24, 2011 at 9:37 AM)  

I love to see the crafts that your family makes--so inspiring. I can't wait to see what you all come up with for "Homemade Christmas".

My aunt used to make crochet blankets very similar to the one you found on Little Cotton Rabbits. I used to crochet all the time--you've reminded me how fun it is! I'm going to have dig out my hooks and give my girls a lesson.

(That necklace made me laugh :-)

sarah elwell  – (October 24, 2011 at 3:42 PM)  

Such wonderful things and such a wonderful way to spend time as a family.

kristin  – (October 24, 2011 at 4:31 PM)  

hi Sarah!! I'm so happy to see you posting after a little break...I was beginning to think the destruction in your area had over-whelmed.

Have not heard of that book, but looks interesting. Anything to inspire handwork is a beautiful treasure to me! The table your camera rests on is so pretty...made by you?

(that necklace made me laugh too...)

cialis levitra  – (November 22, 2011 at 11:31 AM)  

Looks very nice, the girl in the last picture wearing a necklace looks beautiful.

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