Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Pillow For Charlotte...

Another pillow - I love the orange and pink colors and the elephants are so cute.

{hugs}
Laura





Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Embroidered Pillow...

I have been making embroidered pillows lately - I love it.

I go to the fabric store, pick out a fabric for the back and draw a design that matches to embroider on the front of the pillow. 

Here is one I did for my friend's son. 

{hugs}
Laura





Friday, November 21, 2014

Where I Teach...

I love teaching preschool - it's such a rewarding profession. And I love the school I work for - I've been there almost 20 years. This is a video about my school, Crossroads Christian School. It was created a few weeks ago to show at a special fundraising dinner. Thank you for watching it...

{hugs}
Laura

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Kitchen Rug...

I have been gone from my blog for a very long time. Life has been busy from mid July until now. I haven't stopped crafting, but I have been a lot busier with other things. I have missed my blog and I'm very glad to be back.

One of the things I did while I was away was create a kitchen rug.

I was in need of a new kitchen rug and couldn't find anything in stores that I loved. For a long time I did without one and just threw a towel on the floor when necessary. I stumbled across a picture on Pinterest that showed a rug made from homemade t-shirt yarn and cotton yarn and really liked it. I purchased cotton t-shirts from my local thrift store and followed a tutorial I found online for cutting them into yarn. Then, I went for it! With no instructions, and a lot of trial and error, I crocheted cotton yarn, in single crochet, around the t-shirt yarn in a large oval. To finish it off, I crocheted two rows with just the cotton yarn (no t-shirt yarn). I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I do wish I could have gotten it to lay a little flatter.

{hugs}
Laura