Scraphappy at the Library: Winter Display

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Fall and Winter, my favorite seasons! So double fun making a winter display. Not over the front desk this time, but in the rather big display case at the entrance.

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Magical White Winter Wonderland is the theme. I re-used the boats I made for the summer display (pattern by the fabulous Ann Wood) Painted branches white and my colleague and I used up all discarded white felt we could find from previous displays and programs.

I made a trip to all my favorite thrift stores to find white Christmas ‘stuff’ , little white baby clothes and more white fabric. Selected all the white buttons out of my button jars and white leftover beads from too many projects. Taking glue, foil, thrift store, etc into consideration, the total costs are between $25.- and $30.-.

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The glass doors are permanently stained with little children’s finger prints…which is an excellent sign in my opinion. But I glowed with joy with the compliment of one of our senior regulars, an 85+ Veteran who always takes a rest on the bench at the entrance before continuing his walk to the car park on his way out. He told me he loved the display and used the words “Adorable and Cute”. How cool is that!!!!

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And it was a while since a made a Waldorf doll. It took a few retries and a lot of grumbling. But he turned out quite OK and he was great company in the car. Just as the little overexcited bears with their new knitted blankets (white leftover yarn indeed, I used the Margaret Tulip 9” Dishcloth Afghan Block Square by Margaret Mcinnis.  The teddy bear patterns is from The Knitted Teddy Bear” by Sandra Polley

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And may I wish you all Happy Holidays and a very healthy, wealthy, crafty New Year!!!!

Ha, winter in de Bieb dus ook een magisch winterwonderland. Dit keer niet bij de balie maar in de grote vitrine bij de ingang. Een behoorlijke klus waar ik zelfs mijn cursus van ‘het zelf maken van antroposofische poppen’ van lang geleden weer kon gebruiken. Wederom, alles is hergebruikt en ‘gevonden’ materiaal en de kosten waren dan ook niet meer dan $30.-. De kindertjes staan permanent met de neusjes tegen t raam, wat heerlijk is. Maar een zeer bejaarde gespioneerde militair (vaste gast hier in de bieb) noemde het “ Lieflijk en Schattig”. Nou daar we worden toch wel heel blij van!!!

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En laat ik gelijk iedereen Fantastische Feestdagen toewensen en een heel Gelukkig, Gezond en Creatief Nieuw Jaar!

Love and Liefs,

Johanna

 

Scraphappy: Little Fun Project!

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No library displays this time! I am busily working on the winter 
display but worried that I don’t have enough time and too much 
ambition = not the only one in the craft world with this problem 
right??

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So I did this little cute project. And you can see my Ravelry notes 
here:https://www.ravelry.com/projects/likeflora/lil-pumpkin-2.  

Now this little pumpkin was not only a joy to knit on a cold Sunday 
afternoon but it tells me so much more. The stem is brown Merino 
bought when we still lived in Canada, the leave is 100% USA wool 
bought somewhere in the Rocky Mountains at an incredibly cute 
handcrafts store that seemed to appear out of nothing and I cannot 
find back on the map. (Shame on me, I know...)
And the golden orange/brown 100% Scottish wool was bought at the 
Harris Tweed Company in the Hebrides when Mr. Walker and I where 
there in August and September this year to celebrate our wedding 
anniversary...30 years ago we had our honeymoon in Scotland 💫
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So you can understand how I love looking at this little pumpkin. 

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Ha, een lollig klein  pompoentje denk jij! Maar als je weet dat t 
gebreid is met restjes van wol gekocht in Canada, de Rocky Mountains,
 USA en Schotland...dan snap je wel dat dit pompoentje toch heel 
wat verhalen te vertellen heeft. Je kan mijn Ravelry aantekeningen 
hier bekijken:https://www.ravelry.com/projects/likeflora/lil-pumpkin-2. 

Love and Liefs,

Johanna

Scraphappy at the Library: Fall Display!

 

IMG_4903Even in in the Cincinnati Area Fall is finally over! Not being a summer person…it makes me very happy. Cold windy walks, hearty stews and soups, winter clothes and candles everywhere:it’s invigorating!

Fall at the library means “ Back to School” and the Summer Adventure programs are over. So time for a new display.

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I made fall dioramas. The Glass containers are bought in thrift stores etc. Collected Mother Nature’s gifts during my walks and made the lovely mushrooms with scrap fabric. I used an Ann Wood pattern. Her patterns are fabulous!!!

And Fall means falling leaves and migratory birds. I folded all these birds from wallpaper, this paper was left in our house by the previous owners. I used this free pattern.

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The leaves are cut out of the leaves of discarded books and painted with leftover paints from the children’s programs. You can see the lettering coming through, which I thought was very appropriate ;o)

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The only thing bought new is air conditioner coil that I used to make the swirls to attach the leaves to and hang the birds from. It’s playable, re-usable for other displays and costs only $10.-.

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Ha, een nieuwe herfst en nieuwe decoraties. Ik ben altijd zo ongelooflijk blij als de lange hete zomer voorbij is in Cincinnati! Heerlijk met rode neus en wangen verwaaid  weer thuiskomen van t wandelen , stevige soepen en stoofschotels, warme truien en knusse kaarsen. Dus ik heb me natuurlijk laten inspireren door vallende bladeren (gemaakt van kapotte boeken) en trekvogels gevouwen uit overgebleven behang. De herfst diorama’s zijn gemaakt met vondsten uit de natuur en de paddestoelen met restjes stof en t patroon komt van Ann Wood. De glazen schalen waren voor een prikje uit de kringloop. Het enigste wat ik nieuw kocht, zijn de koperen buizen voor ‘verwaaide bladeren’. T is eigenlijk een onderdeel voor een airco, kost een tientje en ze zijn herbruikbaar.

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Happy Fall and Love and Liefs,

Johanna