Thursday, January 19, 2012

Around the House Challenge


I've been cooped up in our house due to snow and ice for 4 days now and looks like we'll be here tomorrow too. Being snowed in is a pain after the novelty wears off. Life thought it would spice things up for us a bit and have our water heater go...all 50 gallons of it plus excess since the water won't completely shut off. It's flooded our garage, driveway, and family room. This card seems appropriate for our situation and the challenge using items found in your house over at Moxie Fab World is fitting since I can't leave the house. Please play along because I'd love to see what other undiscovered treasures I have laying around the house.

I was originally going to use these toothpicks as flag poles paired with some washi tape but changed my mind when they reminded me of knitting needles. Yes, I actually used toothpicks to knit bakers twine. It would have looked better if I'd done a few more lines but with everything noted above I've been dealing with water issues and don't have time for tedious knitting. The sentiment is from an old Stampin' Up! hostess set and the paper is from the Lime Twist collection from American Crafts.

8 comments:

Jen W. said...

This rocks, Sarah! The bakery's twine looks awesome knitted like that! Sorry to hear about your water nightmare. Hope everything gets sorted soon and that you make it out of the house!

onecraftymama said...

{insert wail of commiseration here}
I love your card to pieces, and omg, water tanks don't ever pick a good time do they? Ours blew a leak last week...what a mess.
May the snow and ice leave you alone already!

Linda said...

Great card...I was thinking of using squewers but toothpicks is way cooler!

maria f. said...

Go girl. The card is uber cute. The sentiment I love. And it is so perfectly fitting to your situation. That is creativity at its best!

Katy said...

This is so awesome!! Love love love it!!

Linda said...

what a cute card!

madebymamaleh said...

I just discovered your card via Pinterest and am in love. I must recreate it! I am not sure I am skilled enough to knit with toothpicks though!

madebymamaleh said...

I just discovered your card via Pinterest and am in love. I must recreate it! I am not sure I am skilled enough to knit with toothpicks though!