This is a project I did way back in the early days of twostraightlines, but I figure many of you have never seen it, and it is just perfect for the fall. Enjoy.
Well, as you know I recently fell in love...with the ceramics of Annette Bugansky (see post below), but I can't justify that kind of purchase right now, so I decided to make my own...kind of. Annette knits a form for each piece and then casts it in porcelain. (er, something like that) Well, I don't knit, and I really haven't cast anything in porcelain lately (ok, never), so I had to come up with some other way. So I felted up one of those wool sweaters that I have been collecting for years (you too, huh?) and found some tiny galvanized pots in my cupboard that I could just squeeze into the cuff, and voila...the wooly vase was born. It took me about five minutes to make two of them. I think it's quite cute, actually. And for now it will have to do!
A new Borders bookstore opened in my town yesterday, so the kids and I ran over there this morning. This organizer caught my eye, and I thought some of you might be interested because there has been a lot of talk about family organization lately in blogland. They had two sizes, but I got the bigger size, which is about as big as full sized notebook. I liked the amount of space inside for notes and lists. It seems like it would be great for meal planning as well. The sides of the pages have spaces for grocery lists and they are perforated. And of course I love the fact that is was conceived by two Moms in Ann Arbor. Check it out at Borders or on Amazon.