Sunday, August 17, 2008

This Week In Crafting

I remember long before we were married wondering how it was anyone ever neglected decorating their bedroom. I would sigh and think how I would never be one of those wives :) Hee hee. Well, I admit, when decorating funds were limited, our bedroom was what suffered! I've decided now to fully commit myself to searching out for the little, inexpensive, and hand made items that can spruce up our bedroom. Of course, the throw I am knitting will hopefully help alot with bringing color into our room. I am almost finished with the first skein... just nine more to go!


Lets see, at this rate... I'll be done in... late October/early November. I must knit faster!! :)



I also painted a sign for above our bed with a lovely scripture. It reminds me of how as a married couple, our bedroom should be a place where we can come away from the world and be together. The wood I pained it on was only 1.99 at Michael's, and I think I spent another dollar or so on purple paint! The ribbon was from my stash- so this made a wonderfully frugal way to place a splash of color on the wall. I think now I'll start looking around for some other touches, like candles or flowers. Target has a *beautiful* purple flowered wreath right now... but its FORTY dollars. Maybe I'll try to make my own version!

10 comments:

Serena said...

Hi Lauren! About the DownEast Basics shirts: I've found the sizing runs pretty accurate. For instance, I usually wear a size small in shirts, and their small fits me well. I've only gotten camisoles or tank tops (to use as camisoles) from them, and they are definitely form-fitting. Not immodest, but they fit well. Since I wear them under other shirts, that's fine with me. If I could, I'd take a picture to show you better, but, well...Let's just say they're REALLY form-fitting right now! I've actually used one of the camisoles I got this entire pregnancy--it's a bit short now, but the neckline helps to keep some maternity shirts that are long enough but too low modest. Well, I have blathered on and on. I hope I answered your question!

Serena said...

Oh, and I am looking forward to seeing your completed throw and all of the touches you're going to add to your bedroom!

Jennifer Lavin said...

looks very pretty Lauren, and you're doing such a great job!
thank you for the sweet care you made Jaimee - that really brightened her day (and it was purple too!!).

Tilly said...

How nice! I'm working on our bedroom too...how funny! It looks like your colors are plum, white, and chocolate brown...is that right? It's so pretty!

Sarah Jane said...

What a pretty wall hanging! And how much more special it must be since you made it yourself. I love it! Our bedroom has likewise suffered from lack of artistic arrangement and decor. Finally after almost 3 years things are starting to come together a little. Its also great seeing how your throw is coming along. The color is wonderful!

Sommer said...

Isn't it funny how the bedroom is the last place we decorate? Our room is still not as "homey" as I'd like it(and that is after 10years of marriage!).

I love the colors of your throw and that sign is so very sweet!

Lots of love,
Sommer

mrsrachel said...

Your throw looks great! And if you are done in the fall, it'll be perfect timing, because you'll actually be able to use it! :) Are you adding another color? And I love the sign, so sweet.

Lauren Christine said...

Yes Tilly, its plum, white and chocolate brown! :) I finally chose a color!

Lora said...

I love the sign! Great job, and I love that verse, too. I just recently stumbled upon your blog, and I am enjoying reading it. Very inspiring. Have a blessed day, Lora

A. Muschette said...

Lauren, thank you for your inspiring blog. I am a newlywed, we just completed our first year of marriage and we have our first little blessing on the way. There is so much I want to accomplish to make our home more inviting and lovely. Your projects have motivated me so much!

Thanks again for being an inspiration I appreciate you!

Nisha

 

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