October 2017 | Vintage, Paint and more...

Monday, October 23, 2017

7 Wonderfully Cozy Crocheted Afghans

Happy Monday everyone, how was your weekend?  We are finally getting some nice Fall temps here in the South and was able to spend our days outside enjoying them.  The evenings are starting to cool down a bit - enough for a light jacket or a nice throw.
I love sitting out on our patio in the early morning at this time of year. Enjoying a great cup of coffee and a nice warm blanket to get ready for the upcoming days' routines.  This is my time to relax, meditate and revel in Mother Nature's beauty.  With cooler mornings come the cooler evenings when I curl up on the couch with my favorite afghan or throw to watch an old movie or read a great book.  

Vintage, Paint and more... 7 crocheted afghans that can custimized for your own decor or for gifts

I have made several of these cozy afghans and thought I would share them with you this morning so you too, can make your own if you so choose.  Each one can be done in the color scheme of your choice and run from easy to moderately difficult on my scale of difficulty.  Just click on the link below the picture and it will take you to the pattern instructions to make it. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Easy Lacy Vintage Pumpkins

Can you believe it's the middle of October already?  It seems like time is flying by so fast.  Soon it will be time to start decorating for the holidays. While many of you are enjoying fun Fall activities such as hayrides, pumpkin farms and corn mazes we are still having summer temps and Miss A and her friends spent yesterday at the pool.  But, the weatherman promises we will have some fall temps in the next couple of days.  I can hardly wait.  Well, so much for the weather let's get on with today's project.  

Vintage, Paint and more... vintage pumpkins made by gluing buttonhole trim around a small dollar store pumpkin

Aren't these little guys the cutest?  My sister owns a fabric store and every once in a while she sends me some sort of cool item along with a challenge to see if I can come up with an idea using whatever she has sent.  So this time it's buttonhole trim.  I'm sure you've seen it - on the backs of wedding gowns and prom dresses.  It's the loops that are used to button all those tiny little satin covered buttons on those beautiful long backs. I've used it before - you can see those projects here and hereSo for fall, I decided to wrap this trim around a little dollar store pumpkin.  I think they turned out really cute and it takes such a short time to make one that you can have a whole patch made in an afternoon. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Fall Reading LIst 2017

It's been a long time coming but after a very busy and chaotic summer, I am finally going to be able to start reading again.  And, with the temps finally feeling like fall I can cuddle up on the sofa with one of my cozy afghans with an awesome cup of coffee and bury myself in a great book.  My favorite thing to do on a fall afternoon.  
Vintage, Paint and more... a list of great books to read this fall

I know that many of you also love to read great books so I thought I would put together my Fall reading list I am working on right now.  I have put a link under each one so you can easily find them on Amazon and enjoy them also.  (Oh, and just in case you like the afghan above you can read about it here. )