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365 Project: 25 February-3 March

I am so mathematically challenged. I am having an unnatural amount of issues with getting a) the right amount of pictures in the post, b) the correct dates in the title, c) working out which damn photos are from which day. Why is this so hard?!?

Ermahgersh, now I’ve just realised that I’ve mussed up which photos are from which days in at least the last two posts. Goddamn it! Let’s see if I can get this week right, then maybe I’ll think about adjusting the rest.

Day 51: A roof high building from construction straws at work

Day 50: A roof high building from construction straws at work

Day 52: Upcycling a tablecloth and frame to become an earring holder

Day 51: Upcycling a tablecloth and frame to become an earring holder

Day 53: Getting frustrated  awhile attempting to cut equal lengths of rope

Day 52: Getting frustrated awhile attempting to cut equal lengths of rope

Day 54: Amazing Mexican food and fishbowls for dinner. Oh and a sombrero each.

Day 53: Amazing Mexican food and fishbowls for dinner. Oh and a sombrero each.

Day 55: Vegie Bar for dinner with some girlfriends

Day 54: Vegie Bar for dinner with some girlfriends

Day 56: I finished my gumnut/pixie hat. Also ignore the pout please!

Day 55: I finished my gumnut/pixie hat. Also ignore the pout please!

Day 57: The uneven ends of my macrame door hanging/bug screen

Day 56: The uneven ends of my macrame door hanging/bug screen

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Look what I made: All the things edition

Lately I seem to be on the biggest craft kick. I have a million things I want to do and make, but more importantly I’ve actually been finishing projects. Not starting and then abandoning, or (and this is the worst) just pinning or writing down an idea and doing nothing else with it.

First was a frame to display my drop and hoop earrings. There’s plenty of ideas with lace or wire strung across frames, or just a piece of sheer fabric stretched to hook the earrings in, but I found the perfect solution with a crocheted table cloth my Grandma gave me. I love crochet. I do. But as a tablecloth, nope!

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It worked out extremely well. Easy to hook the earrings in, so simple to display, and the frame was even lighter than I thought because I forgot about removing the glass.

Second project was the completed catch-all crocheted from builders line. I had a little issue with the edges (they rolled in on themselves) but it turned into a ‘just go with it’ moment as I had passed the point of no return. A catch-all plate is perfectly acceptable.

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Third project was a knitted pixie hood. Pink Brutus had a very cute and VERY easy method to knit one up.

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I’ve noticed I have a ‘thing’ with knitting or crocheting. If the wool looks appealing I’m 100x more likely to keep at it and finish it in a reasonable time frame. If not I really have to force myself to get it done. The mustard colour of the wool and the natural wooden knitting needles kept my happy meter right up there and I got this project done in about a week. IMG_1561

It also has plaited tassel/cords which are hidden under my hair.

Lucky last was a large, but actually quite simple one. A macrame screen for the back door.

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Emma from A Beautiful Mess made a beautiful macrame screen for her study, which I adapted to be an insect screen for our back door. I know it’s not going to be perfect, but I’m sure anything is better than the wide open space that we currently have when our back door is open.

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The worst part was cutting up and attaching the cotton cord to the dowel. I’m pretty sure, even after measuring the pieces against each other, that each one is different. The macrame was dead easy, I used this tutorial here, but the ends leave a little to be desired. They’re all different lengths, but y’know what. I’m not perfect, life’s not perfect, so these ends aren’t perfect.

Nicole