If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Candy Corn Doilies for Fall

While Gavin napped yesterday,  I did a little fall updating.
I put the green polka-dot sheers back on the front window -I found them several years ago at a thrift store for $1 :)
and the yard sale green tablecloth replaced the red and white checked summer cloth.  

Aren't these doilies wonderful?
My mom, The Queen of Crochet, made them several years ago 

I think they look like candy corn.
Have you all seen the candy corn crafts that are the rage this year?
I searched for candy corn on Pinterest and found 80848 pins for candy corn!

Mom was way ahead of the times when she crocheted these.  

A few weeks ago, I saw on Elizabeth's blog, that she had some pretty colored glass up in a window very similar to the window over our front door.  
I put my grandmothers glass paperweights up in ours and they really look pretty when their is bright light coming through.  

oops - looks like I need to add clean dead bugs off windows to my to-do list!

I sewed up this new handbag for me this week.
The bird fabric was a preprinted apron panel,  also found at a thrift store.
I used a free internet pattern that I have used before
Artsy Craftsy Babe's Pleated Tote

it is an oldie but goodie pattern,  very easy to sew up and does not require a huge amount of fabric.
Jeff's got a  cold but has gone to work anyway.  
Both grandbabies are here today. 
 I've got some sirloin cubes thawing to make beef stew in the crock pot for supper. 
 And son Jimmy is coming over this evening so I can hem the pants of a new suit he just got.
What are you doing today?

10 comments:

  1. Rhonda, I love the paper weights in the door window!!! I bet you the sun would make them shine. Also the change out in your dining room looks nice. I think I have some materail close to that, that is just sitting in my stash. Today I am hoping to clean some :( and then I would like to work on some bibs and burp rags for a shower on Sunday. Also going to try a new garlic-herb bread recipe for supper---hoping to at least. My mom wants me to run with her for a test she is having done and I also need to clean at my great aunts. That is my day off summed up.

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  2. Rhonda, I love the paper weights in the door window!!! I bet you the sun would make them shine. Also the change out in your dining room looks nice. I think I have some materail close to that, that is just sitting in my stash. Today I am hoping to clean some :( and then I would like to work on some bibs and burp rags for a shower on Sunday. Also going to try a new garlic-herb bread recipe for supper---hoping to at least. My mom wants me to run with her for a test she is having done and I also need to clean at my great aunts. That is my day off summed up.

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  3. I love your fall dining room! I'll be painting again today. The housework will have to wait.

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  4. Beautiful doilies, perfect for your fall decorating!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  5. Hi Rhonda,
    I love the paperweights. I have teapots on mine. Your home is always so cozy.
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  6. Wonderful post! I love the doily, I crochet them and I have some of my grandmother's but thanks to my string loving cat I cannot put them out.

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  7. Beautiful doilies! Enjoyed all the pictures. Today I'm doing laundry, home schooling, and quilting. :)

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  8. Fun stuff! Love the doilies and the fall decor!

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  9. Hi Rhonda,
    You've been a busy lady, I love the green in your dining room and your mom's crocheted piece is beautiful!
    Yes, candy corn is all the rage, but I can't even find it here in Canada, what's up with that?!
    Today I made a ruffled fleece scarf! I am loving the color, SO fall-ish and it is so warm around my neck. I will blog about it next week, I'm too tired tonight to take any photos.
    Oh, I forgot to comment on your handbag! It is beautiful and I adore the fabric!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  10. Those doilies are beautiful - they'd look great just about anywhere. I could so easily see a lamp or potted plant on top of one of them.
    I love how you put the glass paperweights in the window. Bet they look so pretty when the sun is shining.
    And your bag? Love that fabric!

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Jeff and Rhonda

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