I really haven't done much in way of crafting since my last post in December. I've done a few things around the house in the decorating department and eventually I would love to do a house tour. For now, I'll just post some monthly or seasonal porch decoration pictures. I don't know if anyone else has a love/hate relationship with St. Patrick's Day, but I sure do. First of all, I'm not of Irish descent. So the fact I 'celebrate' the holiday at all is kind of silly. Secondly, I actually work with a lady from Ireland (it takes some getting used to her talking to get past her thick accent) and she find the American St. Patrick's Day customs very strange. That said, I remember the excitement I had as a child hoping to find that elusive pot of gold. As I've gotten older, I've decided to embrace the sentiments of 'Irish Blessings' as well as, for me, it is a symbol of the change from winter to spring.
Anywhooooo......how about some pictures? I live in a townhouse and have a long entrance to my front door. I like to keep some cheap pillows that I switch out the fabric and don't care if they get wet or dirty. I don't sew them at all, just tie a knot on the square one and tuck under the ends on the round one. It really is quite simple.
The ladder I have was quite the investment but over the years I've purchased one or two of the kits and now I am definitely getting my money's worth.
The biggest change in this year's porch is the new wreath I put on the door and cute door mat (from Wal-Mart!!! I was quite surprised, lol). It is so hard to find cute decorations that aren't bright green, tinsely looking things so finally I decided to make my own. The floral options I used were mostly from Wal-Mart, so definitely not the best quality, but for something that is on my front door in March where it rains (like today) or snows, I don't want to spend a fortune on something. Enjoy!
P.S. I have no idea if they saying on the 'chalkboard' sign is actually an Irish Blessing. However, if it is, I used an example off the internet and only AFTER I had finished making it did I see other examples that had different wording. I don't know which is correct. Unfortunately, I liked the other alternative better which read: Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live (mine says, .....and love as much as you live). I might have to remake that little sign.
But maybe later. I'm all crafted out for now. ha ha