I’m happy at how my table area is looking. Most of the time, it’s just a dumping ground but with the #LGO2017 I’m trying to get things more organized and neat. The vast majority of the inside time during my day is spent sitting at the dining room table. Even though I have 2 beautiful desks in my craft / sewing room, I can’t sit in there because my little girl would have a fit. So, the dining room table has become my base camp. Hubby works lots and is on a different eating schedule than her and I so the 3 of us only eat at the table together maybe once a week. The rest of the time it’s just her and I.
We do everything at the dining room table: do her home schooling, paint, craft, sew, play, and oh yea, eat. It’s looked so bla in the living room / dining room ever since I took my potted plants out when I found our little girl pretending that the dirt in one of the pots was her Barbie’s sandbox… Wanting to add some greenery back into the room, I decided I could make some crochet plant hangers but I didn’t think I’d like the way they would look done with regular yarn so I put the idea on the back burner.
Then I stumbled across this skein of fabric yarn that I had recycled. Sometime last year I found a tank top made with this fabric yarn at a Last Chance Goodwill for $0.75 and knew I could make something pretty out of it. That evening, I took the top apart at the seams and then unraveled the whole thing winding it into a ball as I went. When I do this, I save any tags that were sewn into the clothing with the skein because I won’t remember otherwise. LOL
I just knew it would be perfect for what I wanted and the look I was going for. Happily, it all worked out! Here’s what my table looks like now (when it’s clean anyhow LOL).
You can see a little bit of my clutter on the left side. I have a small end table over there and one of those 3 draw plastic storage bins on wheels under the table on my side all with the “stuff” I deal with on a regular / daily basis. And yes, my new Silhouette Cameo 3 has a permanent place on the table. 🙂
The table piece was adapted from a pattern Dream Catcher by Sherry Welch which you can find for free on Ravelry. The only reason I adapted the pattern was because I ran out of yarn. 🙁 But, I still like the way it turned out!
As for the plant hangers, I sat there with my basic knowledge of crochet, the yarn, a size 9mm hook and one of the pots and started to crochet. LOL
If you like them, here’s the basic info for making these:
Round 1: Chain 6, sl st to 1st ch
Round 2: * Chain 5, sc into next ch, repeat from * 5 times
Round 3: Sl st into first ch space 2 times, sc into same ch space, * chain 5, sc into next ch space, repeat from * 5 times, sc into first sc
Round 4: Repeat round 3
Round 5: Repeat round 3
Round 6: Repeat round 3
Round 7: Repeat round 3
Round 8: Repeat round 3
Round 9: * Sc into ch space 3 times, ch enough chain stitches to desired length you want your plant hanger to hang down (I made approximately 75 on one of my hangers and approximately 50 on the other), sc into each of the ch stitches you just made, once you’re back down, sc into the ch space 3 times, sc into the next ch space 5 times, repeat from * 2 more times, fasten off.
This will fit most 5 to 8″ pots.
In other news, sometime when I blinked, this entire huge bush went into a mass of blooms which the honey bees are loving!
Now, I’ve tried multiple times to grow pretty things with not much success. However, if it’s a veggie, I can grow it! Anyhow, I’m not sure what it is. I’ve been told they are camelias as well as roses. They do have some serious thorns on them just like roses do. My neighbor claims that it’s a very old heirloom variety and they love it when it has a year that it blooms massively because they collect the rose hips off of it. Sooo. Regardless, I’m clueless and think they are pretty! If we are still in this house when it’s time for the rose hips, I’ll be collecting them this year (if this actually is a rose-bush). If not, I’m hoping to collect them from the various other rose bushes around the neighborhood at the old empty homes.
Enjoy your day!