Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Little Tree-t

Hi Knitters,
The Collector picked out this wool felt tree kit when I dropped in a yarn shop by my house to pick up some knitting needles I needed. Isn't it cute? Pop on over here to see some adorable felt kits for the holidays. They look fun for adults or kids.
She isn't done yet but I love the way she pulled out matching thread and a sewing needle and fabric glue and went to work. I didn't help her one stitch. Her stitches are so sweet and messy. The best way to learn sometimes is to figure it out on your own. 
While I was taking a picture of the felt tree I took one of my kitchen. I have a funny little kitchen. My house was built in the late '70's and the style is typical of that era. About 8 years ago I did a mini-update of the kitchen on my own. The work area is the typical u-shape style kitchen. I'd love to open it up and get rid of the stove/cupboard part someday. It makes a very cramped space when more than one person is in there. The table space is cramped, too. Someday....

Anyway, one thing I added to the kitchen is a big chalkboard that fit perfectly on the backside of the stove section. The table is right behind the chalkboard so the kids can turn around and draw. It has been a fun addition over the years. This chalkboard is from Pottery Barn if anyone is interested. I need to get some of that chalkboard paint because some parts of the chalkboard don't work well anymore, the chalk doesn't show up. I think that paint would work to fix it.

Have a good Wednesday, Knitters.
best, susie


Anonymous said...

Wow, you just gave me a great idea. I have some custom painted tiles located on the backsplash by my stove top. Though attractive enough, it is really left behind from the previous owners. Maybe a chalkboard could cover this for me???

Though I come to your site for knitting ideas...all of your creative concepts are so inspiring.
PS.My daughter and I made the playdough fun!!!

Maryjane said...

What a cool idea! And a great way to keep track of little kids while trying to get dinner on the table!

Joyce said...

I painted the door to the garage with chalkboard paint and the grands love it. They do seasonal drawings and birthday wishes. A great $10 investment!