My first stash bust is a poetry spool I made for my Mom. I was out of large wooden spools so this is a plastic spool.
It includes my favorite proverb "A day hemmed with prayer rarely unravels" and includes a quote by Lincoln and a scripture.
My second stash bust is a pair of pajamas for K. I love this pattern - it is very sweet. I am glad I bought it even though I didn't get my coupon discount on it (urgh). It is Simplicity Pattern 8488.
Stash Bust for Spool Poetry
- 1 empty plastic spool
- lace from my MIL
- ribbon from my voluminous ribbon bins
- button from my button jars
- fabric from the stash
- sheet music
Purchased for Spool Poetry
Stash Bust for Pajamas
- old red flannel sheet
- lace from my MIL
- thread on hand
Purchased for Pajamas
- Simplicity Pattern 8488
For Fun and Because I Said I Had Lots of Red Tulle
I took down almost all the Christmas decorations. This my mantle as it looks right now. I used some bright red tulle on the swan - because it matches the bright red tulle on the other side of the room.
I wrapped C7 LED bubbles around the stair rails and then wrapped it in red net from my MIL and also with red tulle from my MIL. Then I hung the ornaments using some white tulle from Dollar Tree. The ornaments make me happy. Last year, I shared the ornament that I bought for our first Christmas - it is a Russian artform known as golden khokhloma. I paid a lot for it at that time twenty years ago. I always meant to buy more but could never justify the price. Then they couldn't be found anywhere. Last year I spent many hours (and I am not exaggerating) looking for them on the internet. I found them this year for sale on Ebay - 21 for just under thirty, shipping was another ten. It is three sets of 7 so now each of the girls can have a set when they get married.
I took the mirrors down and cleaned them before I put up the nutcrackers for Christmas. I like the new arrangement of the mirrors - now I have a permanent record. :)