Let's show our new stuff!!!

What do you like to decorate with? That bucket of blood?
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Re: Let's show our new stuff!!!

Post by Andybev01 » Thu May 20, 2021 3:10 pm

One of my sisters is a crafter extraordinaire, and had a skein of orange yarn that she had no idea what to make with.

I suggested a pumpkin and voila; I have a new pumpkin. :)

It's about 6" tall and 10" wide.

It's her design.
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Re: Let's show our new stuff!!!

Post by Pumpkin_Head » Thu May 20, 2021 9:51 pm

Andy, that's a awesome looking pumpkin.

Murf, I am going to be pretty well set if all goes well. I feel bad for my sister, though. As we both pointed out, condominium associations don't' give people a lot of options for outdoor decorations.


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Re: Let's show our new stuff!!!

Post by Murfreesboro » Fri May 21, 2021 7:24 am

Andy, your sister's craft pumpkin is amazing!

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Post by Andybev01 » Fri May 21, 2021 12:36 pm

I will let her know, she will enjoy hearing that. :)

She has crocheted and knitted since she was little, but her talents don't end there.

A couple of years ago she found a broken antique spinning wheel which she fixed, and then taught herself how to process wool from the sheep all the way to yarn.

But she will also reuse and recycle.

The teddy bear in this photo is made from three different pair of pure wool, L.L. Bean boot socks that I ruined in the wash. She unraveled them cleaned it and then made me the bear. His hat and sweater are removeable, and he has a red & white knit hat that matches one that she made for me.

She is extraordinary resourceful; like Martha Stewart...but a sweetheart.

If you are famiiar with a series of books called Foxfire, then you know where she's coming from.

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Post by Pumpkin_Head » Fri May 21, 2021 9:42 pm

I knew a guy who made a banjo based on what he read in the Foxfire books.

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Post by Murfreesboro » Sat May 22, 2021 8:26 am

Love the bear! Yes, I know the Foxfire books.

Does your sister ever sell on Etsy?

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Post by Pumpkin_Head » Sat May 22, 2021 10:29 pm

I might be interested in purchasing a few Halloween items from her, too if she does sell online.

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Post by Andybev01 » Mon May 24, 2021 3:23 pm

She sells occasionally, at craft shows and such.

Mostly she does fiber work as a hobby but she will take requests.

The afghan in the photo is about 50 x 60", made of ridiculously soft acrylic.

Its a light cream color that looks much darker in photos.
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Post by Murfreesboro » Tue May 25, 2021 8:22 am

That's beautiful.

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Post by Andybev01 » Sun Jun 27, 2021 4:15 pm

I went thrifting this morning because it's a hundred degrees in the shade outside, and this little thing jumped right out at me.

6 inches long 2 and 1/2 inches high and the casket is made of wood and glass, it's nice and heavy and well-made.
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Post by Pumpkin_Head » Sun Jun 27, 2021 11:29 pm

I will be doing some thrifting after the 4th. I will also be going on a 'haunted road trip,' too.

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Post by witchy » Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:28 pm

Wow Andy your sister is very talented!

I also love the thrift shop finds!

I have not gotten anything for Halloween in a couple years, I may venture out and get somethings, I am having a small Halloween party this year. :D
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Re: Let's show our new stuff!!!

Post by Andybev01 » Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:56 pm

The local Re-Store is putting out holiday stuff tomorrow, and I want to be first in the door.

Yes, my sister is quite the crafter.

She made this sweater for me last month.
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Post by MacPhantom » Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:14 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

crocs and socks..... crocs and socks.....

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Post by Andybev01 » Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:12 pm

I can see that you're teaming with jealousy.
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