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Fish Tank Panels

Hello! So the wonderful blanket I am crocheting has taken a back seat. The weather is nice and my thoughts are far away from wooly blankets right now. But don’t worry, I will get back to it. As promised I am keeping a journal of the new projects I start and vow to see them to the end. I won’t let me readers down!

Speaking of new projects. I am in the process of making panels for my fish tank. A family member of mine gave me and my husband a free 50 gallon fish tank. It came on a metal stand. Although the stand is very nice you can see everything underneath. All the cords, all the fish food and cleaners. It’s not very nice.

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Current state of fish tank

Now I have very limited skills when it comes to building and carpentry and after admiring endless pinterest pictures of DIY wood siding and faux rock siding I had to put my phone away and come up with a new plan. So what is the pegcitygirl to do? Fabric panels!

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Here I have started constructing panels for the sides of my fish tank. This is the back of one of the side panels. I bought some strong ceramic magnets from my local hardware store to attach them. The fabric is a little funky but the tones are neutral so I am hoping it will blend well with my decor but still be interesting.

Well I’m off to put my sewing skills to the test. Wish me luck and as always I will keep you posted…unless its an epic fail. Then we will never speak of it again. After we laugh at the pictures that is.

Take care ☺

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Chilly days need a blanket

Summer is slowly on its way but we still have some chilly nights here in Winnipeg. What goes best with a chilly night… A warm fuzzy blanket! I have been wanting to do a crochet or knitted blanket for some time now. Crochet is much faster for me and be cause I really wanted to do this project quickly I choose crochet. I have been working on my blanket for I would say about 3 hours total. Not all in one sitting mind you it has been over a couple of days. 

Down below I have included a picture of my progress so far. And for those of you who are interested I will include the pattern when I am finished along with a better picture of the finished project. I am actually making the project up as I go along so I dont know what the end result will really look like. 

So the journey continues. I hope to return soon with a completed blanket. Thank you for reading!

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Lets’s talk Crochet…Projects So Far

Hello Everyone! My first hobby I started when I decided to branch out and try new things was crochet. I had crocheted in the past when I was maybe 10 or 11. Our house was never without what my mom endearingly called a hotspot (aka pot holder). So crochet was the first thing I came back to when I wanted to start taking up hobbies again. I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the projects I have done to date before I get into the projects that are still in progress.

The Very First

 

The very first project I completed (besides the multitudes of practice squares) was a pair of slippers. It took me a few days to complete. Now I can make a pair in a few hours.

Slippers

 

Living in Canada the next logical step… Winter ware! Next came hats, mitts and scarves. Anything to keep warm.

 

Although my works are far from perfect (the hat is too big, the scarf is too long and if you look closely every time I make a pair of mitts one is larger than the other lol) I ware them all the time with pride. One thing I have learned from crochet is it is not important if turns out perfect in the end. It really is all about the journey. Each piece is practice. I try a new stitch or technique or yarn. I get to learn with every step I take.

I will admit I don’t keep every piece I make, some get dismantled and the yarn recycled. But some times I even amaze my self. My favorite piece I have done to date is my tea cozy!

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Doesn’t my tea pot look happy?

 

Well now you have seen a sampling of my projects to date. Next time I will show you what I have in progress. And please if you have any questions or comments I would love to hear from you! I would love to hear about any projects you’re working on too. Hope to talk to you soon!