Okay so I worked it all in, in the title, sewing, knitting and framing. This is a do-in-yourself post. Something I sewed for the closet window, frames I used and paid next to nothing for and something I knitted.
As for the window treatment, I hung it really high so that the window looks higher. Yes, the fabric was a remnant and I had just enough for what I wanted to do.
The frames, you can get them at any flea market or second hand shops. I found the larger old frame at a vintage store, bought inexpensive cork squares at CVS and then added a chalkboard decal. I hung it on the wall to hold all the things that I want to go visit in Connecticut and write about here on Annie Mame.
The other smaller frame that holds my earrings I found at a flea market for $3.00. I added screen I got from the hardware store so that I can easily store and see the earrings I have. I put a wire on the back and hung it on the wall in the closet…it’s the best jewelry display item I’ve ever had and it maybe cost me $10.00 all together.
Growing up in Indiana the oldest of four children, we all learned a lot about making it yourself. It’s more fun that way and economical and the items are one of a kind.
You’ll notice I like really long earrings and this frame does the trick.
The sweater I knitted recently. The buttons on the sweater are of course vintage, please, what else would they be?
My grandmother taught me how to knit as a kid. I gave it up long ago and then right about the time of 9-11 I started up again as a way to kind of “cocoon” I think. Since then I’ve been out of control with that hobby just like my Grammy Ann was long ago. Yep, I was named after her. She was a twin, and yes, I had twins. Funny how that all happened.
So that’s my post on doing things yourself. Anyone who is crafty understands exactly what I’m talking about.