THIS JUST IN: Order a pair of handmade socks--or slippers--to match your favorite pajamas! You saw it first, here, at Groovy Tuesday's! What a great gift idea!
Below are just a few of examples...
Now is the time to place your orders for Christmas Gift Socks! Hand crocheted socks from wool/alpaca/silk/acrylic blends. I purchase only the best yarn that I can afford from the America's for these gift socks, in fact, much of the yarn I have in stock is from a Kentucky Alpaca farm. You can find them here: KentuckyBlueFiber
Prices: Adults: $25.99, Kids/Teens: $20.99, and Infants/Toddlers: $12.99 The adult and kids socks are a basic crew-style length and are a little thicker than regular socks you wear with shoes. Here is the information I need for your made-to-order socks:
1) Foot length from heel to tallest toe or shoe size.
2) Foot circumference around the instep or shoe size.
3) Your first color choices, and an alternate color. If you want just one color, tell me. If you want a variegated color (self-striping) let me know the main color.
4) Although I can probably figure it out from the measurements, please make sure you tell me if the sock (s) are for an Adult, Kid, or Infant.
5) Let me know your fiber preference. Wool blends are usually for winter socks, while cottons, bamboo, silk are usually for summer socks. But, some folks are allergic to wool, so PLEASE give me some guidance on your fiber choice. I'll do my best to work with you.
SPECIAL OFFER: PURCHASE THREE PAIR OF SOCKS AND RECEIVE 10% OFF OF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER!
Please allow 2 weeks for completion. This gives me time to find your color choices if I don't already have it in stock. PRICE INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING TO LOCATIONS IN 48 CONTIGUOUS USA. Actual shipping to other locations will be added via email invoice.
Just submit contact form with the above information, or email me at email@example.com .
Thank you for supporting America's Cottage Industries!
UPDATE: FINISHED! Total cost for complete redo: under $1,000.
Supplies per average size room: 1 42 lb tub of drywall spackling; 1 gallon of white-ish latex paint; 1 roll of brick patterned wallpaper; 4 inch paint brush; 4 inch spackling trowel --something that has a little bit of give and is not too stiff.
You don't need to cover your furniture because painting with a brush doesn't spatter the paint like a roller. I didn't even have to move our furniture out--just away from the wall to paint behind then put it right back.
Step 1--cut wallpaper into pieces that look typical of what it looks like when plaster falls from an old building. Paste it to the wall in random places. No wallpaper is wasted as pieces can be applied anywhere
Step 2--Paint walls. Use the 4" brush and make it sloppy. You don't want it completely smooth. You want some of the old wall color to show and you want brush strokes.
Step 3-- after paint has dried, apply spackling around the wallpaper and spread it out from there. Apply as much or as little as you want. Don't make it smooth--keep it rough looking. Furthermore, the white of the spackling will likely be a different white from your paint. This is good--it provides another dimension.
You're done. Wow! So easy, huh? For us, we like the Mexican look with a little bit of Caribbean Beach house tossed in here and there. But this look will work with modern or French, Italian, or even English farmhouse.
who are we?
We are avid seamstresses and crafters since the ORIGINAL 1970's, and we're still going strong. We're also yarn, fabric, and pattern hoarders. ("Speak for yourself," protests Alice.) We, ok, I haven't parted with my stash in over 40 years until now. Maybe we'll have something that you just can't live without! Enjoy browsing!
Click on box above to go to our Compost site for information on usage guidelines and how to purchase!
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