Creative Vacation Part 2: The Projects

Tea time tea cozy!

With a whole week off, I managed to finish a couple of creative projects that I’ve been meeting to get to for ages, including lining my grocery cart.

I bought this granny cart at the Goodwill Outlet, and I LOVE IT. I take it to the farmer’s market, and to the library when I know I’m going to get a bunch of oversized books. I made the lining from drill cloth and edged it with bias tape I already had in my stash.

I made a lining for my little Granny grocery cart.
I made a lining for my little Granny grocery cart.

I made this knitting needle case from vintage upholstery fabric from (where else?) Goodwill Outlet and bias tape I already had. I used a pattern rom Stitch and Bitch. The top flap folds over the needles, then the whole thing rolls up and gets tied with bias tape.

My knitting needle case.
My knitting needle case.

And finally, a vaguely Steampunk tea cozy. I created the pocket watch and adapted the pattern from another pattern in Stitch and Bitch.

Tea time tea cozy!
Tea time tea cozy!

It was a good week.

Fraudulent Farmgirl
I teach garden and homesteading skills—the stuff your great-grandmother knew how to do. But if there's a faster, cheaper, or easier way to do it, I'll find it!By day, I design earth-friendly gardens for Spotts Garden Service. By night, I don my Wellies to become the Fraudulent Farmgirl. On my small urban homestead, I've ripped out the front lawn to plant vegetables and fruit trees, turned the garage into a chicken coop and grown enough strawberries to feed half the neighborhood.

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