Woodworking

DIY Yarn Ornaments – Yarn themed stitchable wood ornaments for any time from Katrinkles

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DIY Yarn Ornaments from Katrinkles come in several shapes and styles that work for nearly any holiday and are a quick and easy way to satisfy your inner yarnie. I recommend stocking up on them so you always have a quick gift on hand.

DIY Yarn Ornaments - Stitchable wood ornaments from Katrinkles - Jessie At Home
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Wood Crochet Hooks from Laurel Hill – An awesome sale and a Giveaway!!

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I love wood crochet hooks! They have just the right feel in my hands. Not too hard, but not bendy, and they hold a nice temperature. I’ve always preferred wood over other materials for most items. There’s just something more…real about them. So today I’m sharing a sale on some awesome crochet hooks and a giveaway with you!

Wood Crochet Hooks from Laurel Hill review giveaway and sale from Jessie At Home
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Wood Craft Supplies: Woodpeckers Crafts – so many ideas and awesomeness to create!

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Wood craft supplies can bring about such creativity! Woodpeckers Crafts has so many wonderful blank wood craft supplies at great prices so you can make amazing creations. I also adore their outlook on the world and their passion for being ecologically sound.

Wood Craft Supplies from Woodpecker Crafts review by Jessie At Home
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Crafty Love Link Party #41

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Hello! Welcome to the January Crafty Love Link Party #41, hosted by Marie Segares and me. It’s the first Link Party of the year!! Last month’s party featured holiday crafts and lots of warm and cozy crafts. I wonder if you all are going to start looking towards the warmer weather this month, or if there will be more winter crafts? I can’t wait to see!

Be sure to share this link party with all your crafty friends so they can link up as well, and find new and fun craft projects around the web. Every month, the Crafty Love Link Party will open up on the first Thursday at 1:00 a.m. Eastern and close on the last Thursday at 11:55 p.m. Eastern. Share your latest crafts projects, patterns, tutorials, tips, and WIPS, and be sure to stop by and leave comments on other projects, too! Here are the 5 most clicked links from last month.

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Staining the Deck

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This summer we had to re-stain the deck, so we decided to try Sherwin-Williams SuperDeck stain. The results are beautiful.

Staining the Deck with Sherwin-William SuperDeck

The product reviewed in this post was provided in part by Sherwin-Williams. All opinions are my own. (more…)

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Magnetic Schedule Chalk Board Tutorial

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Learn to make this magnetic schedule chalk board to keep track of your family! 

Magnetic Schedule Chalk Board from Jessie At Home

Products used were provided by Rustoleum.

This schedule board is easy and fun to make and very useful! The back board is magnetic and the black strips are little chalk boards with magnets on the back; so as things change and move around, you can move them on the board! (more…)

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My new Ryobi tools!! A review.

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Today we have a very special post for you from my dad!!! It’s a review of some of the tools we used to build my new deck. Ryobi provided the tools reviewed in this post, but all opinions are those of Jessie Rayot and her father. Enjoy!

Hello Jessie At Home fans, Jessie’s dad, Chris Anest here, and today I’m getting to step out from behind the curtain and make my blogland debut as a contributing writer. It is my pleasure to have the opportunity to tell you about the fine woodworking power tools that the Ryobi Company makes. Specifically their excellent TSS120L 12” sliding miter saw and Universal Miter Saw Quickstand. I will not be going into technical details but will focus on the practical aspects of what makes these two tools and all Ryobi tools an excellent value and a joy to use.

For the technical bits please refer to the links at the bottom of this review. If you buy your Ryobi tools online you can be reasonably sure they will arrive without damage as Ryobi does a superior job of packaging their tools. Our saw and stand arrived via Fedex at our door in perfect condition. If you buy them at a store and see a bashed corner or torn side it is very likely the actual tool will be fine.

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The deck is done (ish)

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Well, with the exception of painting, the deck is done! Here are some photos of the process.

Helping dig post holes

The girls helped Daddy and Grandpa dig the post holes. They go 36″ down!

Helping build the deck

Here they are helping more, this time with the deck frame.

deck framing

The outer frame is done!!

More framing

The last of the inside framing.

Routing notches

Dad put the router to a LOT of use making notches in the railing posts.

Vada the human clamp

Here we have Vada, the human clamp.

Helping with spacers

Kyla and Vada enjoyed helping with the spacers.

Cool grain patterns!

I just love the look of the patterns made by the grain of these 4 by 4s. It’s all so pretty!

Cool tricks with my new Ryobi!

Look at the nifty tricks my newest Ryobi can do!! (There will be a review on this awesome sliding miter saw in the future)

Getting there

Getting there. The deck is ready for railings.

Making stairs

Stair frame done!!

Almost done!

The deck is so close to done!

Playing on the new deck

Kyla playing on the new railings!

All done!

Finally done!!! Well, it still needs paint, but that will happen in a few weeks.

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Studio Update

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Hello there my blogland friends. I hope your week is starting out well.

Today I have some more studio reno photos for you. Right now the studio is sort of at a holding point. I’m hoping that I can get most of the remaining boxed items cleaned and organized into my new space throughout November. For now, I’m still catching up on all the work that got put on hold while I was renovating.

So here are some pictures, with a bit about each one. I’m pretty happy with it.

Basement-reno-15-pipe-cover

Due to the pipes in the back corner of my basement, the little cement ledge didn’t go all the way to the back wall, so (more…)

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Slow and Steady

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I promised you all pictures of my work room after it was covered in soot, and of the renovations. So here are some.

I-was-organizing-this

This was my couch, post soot. I had just moved a bunch of stuff onto it to sort through. Notice the paper at the bottom right corner of the picture, the black bag is on it. That paper was white and clean before this all happened. (more…)

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Craftsy Sale ~ this weekend only!!

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Craftsy

Oh, my!!!! Craftsy sale: ALL Craftsy classes are on sale this weekend ONLY!!! I LOVE Craftsy classes!!! I have taken several in a few different subjects, and I have learned from each one of them. The fact that you can go back and watch them any time makes them so user friendly. They are a great way to grow your skill level in your craft(s) of choice, or even to learn a new one!! (OK, I may get a bit excited about Craftsy sales)

Here are some helpful links to classes by subject:

Fiber Arts
Quilting/Sewing
Jewelry/Paper
Home/Garden
Cake/Cooking
Photography/Art
All Classes

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Patterns to test . . . and some cleaning

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Hello my friends! I am retesting 2 of my patterns. I did not have enough testers in the last go around, so I am testing these both again just to be sure that all the sizes are good! I am now running my tests in a group on Facebook. If you want to test either of these patterns, or if you will be interested in testing knit or crochet patterns for me in the future, then join this group.

Angela-Shrug-Knit-Pattern

First is the Angela Shrug. It hangs a bit over the shoulders to create a small cap sleeve. It’s body is lace with a ribbed boarder around. Angela is a circle-ish shrug made to close over the breasts, and cover them completely, even in the larger sizes! The sizes for this pattern run from xs to 5x. The deadline for this test is June 15th, and the details can be found here.

Wendy-knit-skirt-with-net-ruffles-pattern

Next is my Wendy Skirt. It is knit from the top down, so it can be as short or long as you want, with one or two spirals of net yarn worked around the skirt. The spirals can be worked just as spirals (as seen on the two child sizes) or a ruffle can also be worked around the top under the waistband, and/or around the bottom at the hem (as seen in the adult size.) The larger sizes have the spirals spaced farther apart then the smaller sizes. The sizes I am testing for this pattern run from xs to 5x (I no longer need the child sizes tested.) The deadline for this test is June 15th, and the details can be found here.

down-the-playroom-shot

Doug was on spring break last week. He still had to work at his second job in the afternoons/evenings, but he was home during the school days, so we got some stuff done around the house then. On Monday we finally got the playroom in order with the new (hand~me~down) additions ~ a play kitchen, a doll house, and some organizational items left from the apartment.

window-wall-of-playroom

The doll house needs a bit of work, but it is quite loved!

Dress-up-area

We have a little dress up area for the girls now.

Play-Kitchen

Here is the pretty little kitchen one of Doug’s co-workers gave us.

reading-hide-a-way

We cleaned up the little reading corner and added some of the craft supplies in there as well.

Back-wall-of-porch-alcove

Kyla’s heart girl found a space to hang out.

Spider-Man-wall

So did Vada’s Spidey.

rainbow-shelves

We even cleaned up the rainbow shelves!

all-clean-with-new-shelves

Once the playroom was done, we were able to empty out some of the extra stuff from the girl’s bedroom. We will add a few things back in, but we are still in organization mode…

Vada's-Side

Here is Vada’s side, we hung a few shelves for her. The bottom one is for toys, and the top one is for “look at, but don’t touch” items.

Kyla's-Side

Kyla got some shelves as well. It is so nice to get the toys off the end of the bed!

That’s about it for today. I hope you have had a nice weekend, my friends!

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WiP Wednesday ~ 2/27/13

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Well, it’s Wednesday again. That means it’s time for me to share what I have been up to for the past week. As the girl’s vacation wrapped up, Doug and I made a cover for the radiator in the back corner of the playroom. I wanted them to be able to sit and read and have a place to lean against.

Girl's-Radiator-Cover

We made the cover out of scraps of lumber found in our garage. It’s not the prettiest thing in the world, but it works. The girls were very happy to have a little reading nook.

Girl's-Reading-Nook

Sunday was an InsaniTea day! I wasn’t sure if I was going to make more rainbow bracelets, or if I was going to work on the never ending  K1P1 scarf.

InsaniTea-Yarn-Day

The scarf won out. Knit one. Purl one. Knit one. Purl one. I was actually quite happy when a friend I hadn’t seen in several months showed up! It was so nice to catch up.

Knitting-at-InsaniTea

I have been working on the adult version of the Kat coat. Here it is ready for sleeves. And a collar. And a hood. And a skirt. And maybe a pocket or two. Oh, and a belt and zipper. OK, so it’s only just started…

Adult-Kat-Ready-for-Sleeves

The pattern includes a variety of sleeve options. Fitted, straight, flared, belled, reg length, mitt length… Mine has a straight sleeve, mitt length, with a thumb hole.

Adult-Kat-Sleeve

Progress is being made! I hope to have the other sleeve and maybe the collar by the next WiP Wednesday.

Adult-Kat-with-One-Sleeve

Yesterday I had to go to the laundry mat. We are hoping to have our new (to us) machine here in a week or two. I’ll be glad to be washing laundry at home again. While at the laundry mat, I worked on another sample for my next skirt pattern.

Knitting-at-the-Laundry-Mat

I have been working on the head forms I told you about. I now have 3 infant size forms. They are all about 15″ around. I ended up using a 4.5mm hook to get the 15 1/2″ I wanted for my fitting form. I will use the front one here for fitting patterns and photos, and use the other two for displaying hats at InsaniTea and craft /street fairs.

3-Infant-Size-Head-Forms

Today I have been working on my Spa sets. Here are a few bath poufs, and mitts. I should be posting the pattern for the mitt in the next day or two.

Spa-Sets-in-Progress

I have also been making a few ruffle scarves. I made some with this pattern, and I made some just by single crochet 4, ch1, turn repeat.

Ruffle-Scarves-for-Street-Fairs

I should get back to spa sets. Have a nice evening!

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How is it after 4 already?

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Ever have one of those days? I can look back and see I did a lot, but I still feel like I got nothing done. I want to have everything I have already made posted in my Etsy shop, I want to release my next pattern (it just needs a few photos added in, and the cover page finished), I want to finish the small pile of sale items I have that need to be finished, and I want to get all that into my stop as well. I want to do all this by this weekend, when I will be spending Sunday at a friend’s studio selling items there.

new-pattern-box

Yet so far today I have gotten none of that done. At least yesterday I made a case for my patterns. (more…)

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Pumpkins and Porch

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I think I showed you the beginning of this horsey holder. It’s all done now. I really like it. Plus, free, always a bonus!!

Horsey-stand

There has been quite a bit of cleaning and organizing going on lately. (more…)

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Just Hanging Around, Part 2

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I finished my free found objects craft this morning. First, and most importantly, I found a lid for my coffee. No drinking sawdust for me!

coffee-lid

Then I took those little square pegs and drilled some holes in them. Angled holes at the angled end, and straight in at the flat end. (more…)

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Just Hanging Around, Part 1

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I started a new project on Sunday. Because what I need is a new project. I should be able to finish it tomorrow. In my defense, it is a project that will make an existing project easier.

collecting-parts

I started by collecting all the supplies I thought I would need. All stuff found in my garage. OK, the deck posts were laying in the pile of deck wood outside my garage, but the rest was in there. (more…)

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Firsts

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Thought I would share a few firsts with you.

I took a few snaps of the first day of school, but I took them on my phone, and keep having issues posting them. The phone finally decided to play nice, so here they are.

walking-to-school

Here we go. Off to school. (more…)

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First Floor

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I have snaps of the first floor to share with all of you. Let me start by reminding you we are still moving in. As a matter of fact, as I type this Doug is making the last few runs from the apartment to the house to get the last of our stuff. I still have to go back to the apartment and clean the heck out of it. Fun.

Anyway, we are still moving. There are boxes everywhere, accompanied by piles of “stuff” that needs to find homes. It’s a wreck. But you’ll just have to deal with the wreck if you want to see the pictures.

Also, we have a next~year~or~two plan of things that need to happen as soon as we have the money to do them (we really don’t want to charge anything,) and a 5~to~8~year~plan of things we want to have done to get the house to our dream home. I will share some of our ideas for the first plan, the second one will only cement your suspicions that I am completely off my rocker.

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Here we go. (more…)

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