Monday, March 04, 2013

Pinterest to Real Life

I know I am not alone when I say I enjoy using Pinterest, and love all the inspiration I can "pin" for things to do in the future, recipes to try, crafts to make, or places to go. This past Christmas season I actually made the time to do a few things I have"pinned" on my Pinterest Boards!

I knit these Colorblock Hand Warmers, aka fingerless mittens, for my daughter, Nicole.
The pattern is found on the purl bee! I knit these using only variegated yarn rather than several colors. They were easy, well, once I figured out how to cast onto 4 double pointed size #2 needles; the figuring it out was not easy.  I must have cast-on the yarn about 20 times before I finally figured it out!(for those who aren't familiar with knitting needles, #2 are very small, which added to the difficulty of starting the project!). Thanks for the free pattern. They turned out very pretty and Nicole loves them!

I, also, made matching Super Hero Capes for our two grandsons. Thanks to CraftBuds for the free downloadable pattern.  Here's Brody "modeling" his cape (as well as his new "Ninja" headband.

Since he has an older sister who loves to play "dress-up" he likes to wear his cape.
Micah was a bit more reluctant about modeling his cape, but he still looks cute. He isn't quite into "dress-up" yet!!

I love this pinspiration for displaying Christmas cards using clothes pins and decorative ribbons and then hanging them on a door or the cupboards in the kitchen
and on our pantry door.

The original idea came from the Greener Grass blog. (I'll be posting a picture of mine in a couple of weeks, so check back to see then!) Thanks, Melissa, for a great idea that I plan to use for years to come!

I was hoping to make the "deadline" for  Simple Homemade's "From Pinterest to Real Life" link-up last week;  but, alas, I was traveling on the deadline. My daughter is the Editor and once a month she blogs about her "pinterest-inspired creations" and invites others to "link-up" their posts on their creations made from pinterest inspiration.  If you do love Pinterest, you can see what other creatives have made by heading over to Simple Homemade!

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