8/26/09

Shelf Edgings








I finally got around to putting up some of the edgings I crocheted months ago. I bought the little cloisonné' cricket at Pottery Barn for .99 cents. He was being sold as a Christmas tree ornament and was originally $10. I wanted him very badly but couldn't bring myself to pay that price. So I left the store and forgot all about him. Then one Sunday in Feb. G and I were in the mall and I wanted to look around in Pottery. There was my little cricket for 90% off. I bought 5. In the language of totems crickets represent travel.














The edgings are in my office. This is what my office looks like most of the time because I always have more than one project going; that's why it takes me so long to complete one.















I put the edgings up with light duty staple gun similar to this one. I was careful not to damage the crochet work and the nice thing is you can't even see the staples. I still have one more piece to crochet and then I'll be through with these two shelves. I have two more edgings in cream that I crocheted for the Welsh Dresser in the dining room but I'm not putting them up with staples because it's an antique and I don't want to damage it. So I've decided to buy a nice piece of linen to line the shelves and sew the edgings on to it the old fashion way. The linen will brighten up the shelves and I can display my edgings without damaging the shelves.














The tea cups in the photo above are some I bought to make into pincushions or candles to sell at the farmers market during the Christmas season. The jars in this photo are some of my collection. I like old jars for storing/displaying the bits and pieces I use to sew or craft with. They all come from thrift stores and it's my personal rule to never pay more than $2 for one. At first I bought any glass jar with a lid I could find but then I realized they were very plentiful so I started buying only those that have patterns in the glass like the one on the right.


I tried really hard to format this better but blogger would not cooperate.

Sorry I forgot to add this earlier; You can visit kootoyoo to find other creative spaces. Looks as though Kristy is about to get an awesome "Creative Space" all her own.

3 comments:

Barb said...

The edgings are really pretty! I have some on shelves but I did white on white. Yours show the crochet a lot better because you used a color on white.I should have used a color..put that on my list of things to do LOL!

Kirsty said...

The edgings look great. I think I need to invest in a "light duty" staple gun. Mine would have butchered that job.

manyhorsesmane said...

beautiful edging, I love that color!

Sandra aka manyhorsesmane @ RAV