Tuesday, February 22, 2011

snow day...

        What do you do when you have a snow day?
  We snuggle in and watch a movie or two, the little ones go sledding and hang out with friends and I do this...

 I still wake up long before my family does, snow day or not!  So in the wee hours of morning when my head is not fuzzy and with my first cup of coffee, I sat down at the table and thought of spring.  I thought of the not long ago memory of only 2 DAYS AGO being able to wear only a sweater outside.  No coat, no gloves, o.k. I kept my pants on but only because there are laws you know :)  but seriously we had temps in the 40s maybe even low 50s, I'm not sure because anything above freezing is considered a heat wave in February!
so I thought of spring...


and I realized that the boiled wool sweater that I loved, looked ridiculous on me and so I needed to cut it up and quick before I was tempted to wear it again without anyone here (Danielle is my fashion police) to stop me!  I realized that the pattern I drew fit on the front side of the sweater and I could incorporate the dark green trimmed pocket into the body of the rabbit. I love it when things work out like that!  I looked around for the perfect addition to this little pocket and after much digging for treasures I came up with a vintage spring postcard.



You can see her soldered pendant that says "oh dat's pretty" and skeleton key necklace here,  I originally had a bow tie on her but decided SHE was not a he...  and after stepping away and taking a  break the more I looked at him I new he was in need of a little make-over,  "scalpel" ... just kidding no bunnies were harmed in this little sex change operation! Call me Dr. T !


edit... this just in, after posting this, I saw those above pics. and thought "hmmmmm, she is missing something...  WHISKERS!


and  a TAIL!  duh.


all better  :)
So this is what I did at the table but while we were watching movies I did this...



I love to crochet in the winter and most of the time I have no real idea what I want to make, I just sit and crochet to keep my hands busy I guess.  I don't follow patterns but only because I can't follow patterns for anything very well so this was going to be a bag but then I thought, nope...  pillow.


and I thought this black and cream toile was the perfect back for it.  I will tell you that when you don't follow patterns though it sometimes takes 2xs to get the lining and back to come out correctly.  oh well, Never, Never, Never give up!  We actually have a sign that I made with that saying on it hanging in the house, it helps when you think you want to give up.  on your math homework.  on the burnt dinner.  on cleaning.  on fixing that darn pillow,  you get the picture. :)
While we watch movies I also do this...


and this...




and this...


what can I say it keeps me from eating during the movie! 
o.k. because I find it very difficult to lie... there was popcorn, but imagine how much I would have consumed if I wasn't sewing or crocheting! 

So you can see that even though it does not look like spring outside my windows, I am feeling it in my heart.  I hope it is in yours as well.

All of the above goodies are now listed in my etsy shop... theoldwhitehouse .

I am linking up to White Wednesday, and Link Love, and Wow us Wednesdays,  Thanks girls!  
 I hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by... becareful on the steps.

Theresa xoxo

19 comments:

  1. I need some of these bunnies.
    email me with prices etc!!!!
    adorable

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  2. I know what you mean! Michigan broke a long standing record on Thursday. 62 was the warmest it has ever been in history here! I was planning salads and quiches for dinners. Looking for flowers. Bugging my hubby about when I could refinish the front deck. Gone, all gone! Love your flower pins! The pink one is so pretty!

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  3. Theresa, me too! If my hands are busy crafting I don't want to put them in food and get them all buttery or chocolaty! LOL! Love your rosettes and the funky wabbit!
    XO Diane

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  4. oh my gosh - I LOVE THE BUNNY!!!!

    ;-D LOVE the bunny!
    (Did I say that already? I do... LOVE THE BUNNY!!!)

    xoxo
    robelyn

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  5. lol while you are making dahlias( that's what they look like to me, I am under an avalanche of wool roses.. I told another gal this morning I am tempted to go and glue them to my bare branches

    Think we are channeling Spring?
    Mr Hoppity is adorable of course. Love the tail. : D

    xx
    z

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  6. This is such a cute post! Your projects are so pretty. You are really talented.

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  7. Love the bunny. I often shop for oldie but goodie wool sweaters for crafts. The details on your creation are awesome. Thanx for sharinig. tiff thecrankyqueen.blogspot.com

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  8. Loving the whimsical rabbit and the rosettes!

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  9. Hi Theresa,
    Always love coming here! You're little bunny is adorable! And your flowers......love those flowers!!
    Sorry to hear you got more snow. That little teaser of spring we got over the weekend has really given me spring fever!
    Happy Wednesday
    Jane

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  10. You do keep those hands busy. Maybe I should do that when we go to the theater too. I always have to eat popcorn. You know now I'm craving it. Thanks alot!
    Love your bunny too.....he's got great personality and attitude.
    xx
    Carole

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  11. Hi Theresa,
    When I tell my kids, "Winston Churchill says, 'Never, never, never give up'" I will now ammend it to Winston Church AND Theresa say...

    Love your sweet bunny and your pillow. I need to take up a task while I watch tv. But I actually don't watch much tv, I read instead. I wonder how I can read and crochet at the same time??? Your solution would save me from MANY unwanted calories!

    Enjoy your snow. A week ago we had the same weather, it was in the 40's and we were walking around in t-shirt's. Sunday, I got 15 fresh inches of snow in my driveway!
    Kate

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  12. What a gorgeous set of projects...you're one talented lady! That little rabbit put such a smile on my face...what a sweetie. I like to do scrapbooking when I'm watching TV at home, makes me feel less of a couch potato...LOL!

    Lynette

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  13. Cute bunnie and pillows. Thanks for joining WUW.

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  14. Love the bunny!! and the pillow is pretty cool too! I just kept to dish rags this year. But I'm like you I must keep myself busy doing something!! or I go crazy and eat too! Have a good one!! XO Love, Fran.

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  15. That bunny is just completely lovely!

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  16. Your creations are beautiful! I love them all, and they do remind me of spring! I am ready for some nice weather again, and am looking forward to the grass turning green again, and trees budding out, flowers....You really got me excited about spring.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Hi Theresa,
    Oh, I love it all!!! Can you email me your mailing address?
    XO
    Cindy

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  18. Oh my gosh, I'm in love with Miss Bunny, she's adorable, and honestly you crack me up! no pants in 40'ish weather! LOVE IT!
    hugs,
    Debra

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Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo