Sunday, December 26, 2010

s'mitten



There is snow in the forecast! Time to dig out the mittens, scarves and hats.



Time to fasten a twine "clothesline" to pegs above the radiator near the back door. (Rhode Islanders hardly ever use the front door. Do you?)



At first I hung plain clothespins but then thought, that's just wrong for a clothespin tinkerer like myself! So, I spray-painted a handful of clothespins white and looked for inspiration from a Cath Kidston catalog.



I cut up favorite fabric images ...



and decoupaged cut strips to the clothespins. (Sorry for dark photos -- this was a p.m. project)



Now, we are ready for snow. I think!

xo
elyse

44 comments:

Paula said...

How cute Elyse~ snow on the way here too in Delaware, then up to you in New England! Stay safe & warm:)
paula

Theresa said...

Precious! Smitten too! HUGS!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Cute cute cute! I have clothespin that need a makeover. And images at the ready. I know what my next project is. Happy snow on the way day to you. :) Tammy

Claudia said...

Yup. We're getting ready here, as well. Looks like we're going to get quite a snowstorm. Stay warm, drink hot chocolate, and have fun.

Your clothespins always looks so darn cute!

xo
Claudia

Torie Jayne said...

Such cute pegs
Wishing you and you family all the best, Merry Christmas, Torie Jayne x

erin said...

what an abso-tootly adorable idea! thanks for stopping by my bloggy, i look forward to perusing yours!
happy "day after",
erin

NanaDiana said...

Elyse...how cute and what a great idea for those clothespins. You KNOW how much I love them.

Now~if you want MORE snow please let me know-I would be ever so happy to send some of ours your way!

A very Happy Holiday to you and your family. Hugs- Diana

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love those clothes pins...and we don't use the front door either:)

stefanie said...

plain!!!!! what were you thinking!!!
sooooo much better after you tinkered!!! hope you and your family had a great Christmas!!!

MelMel said...

Ok, I've read one post....and I'm completely charmed by your lovely blog!
On I go to enjoy more!xx

MelMel said...

thank you so much....I'm so glad you popped over!
Have a good week!x

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Darling post Elyse, you clever girl!! I LOVE that clothespin idea!! So perfect when you have kids that love to play outside :) We never use the front door either! It is just friendlier to use the back, kinda like daisies :):)
Big hugs,
Amy

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

and clothesline, i got so excited, i forgot to type clothesline, lol, duh!

FILIGREE MOON said...

So pretty! ~ Angela

Bethany said...

love your clothespins, they go especially well with the batman glove! Sweet idea.
Happy blizzard.
Thanks for all the holiday treats.
You really made my days brighter.

Favorite Home To Visit said...

Thank you very much for your beautiful comments, that you always write to me....I always admire you and your creations..I have a live TV show on 31st December on Turkey's national channel and I will try to decorate clothespins with napkin decoupage...Merry Christmas and a have a very creative and happy new year....

Nancy said...

I am inspired to learn to use spray paint. Yes, I am lacking the patience, perhaps, but definitely challenged when working with that nozzled can.

Stay safe. It sounds like you are going to have a big storm on the east coast. We have been in CA now for a month and happy to be warm and out of the Vermont snow.

Enjoy the holidays with your family.

Country Dreaming said...

Very cute!
Some days we use the front door but ususally we come in through the garage.
Snow--what is that? :) all we've had is flurries and a slight dusting. Ken got a shovel for
Christmas though.

Melinda

Rose Brier Studio said...

I love your clothespins! Are you getting snow yet? It's coming down fluffy and wet and we are warm and dry inside. We'll dig out tomorrow; tonight we're just hanging out as a family!
~Marilee

Suz said...

Elyse,
Your clothespins are so adorable as are the pictures! Thanks for the sweet note.
Hugs,
Suz

Char said...

Very cute Elyse, and wonderful gifts for any occasion too.
I hope you had a great holiday with friends and family. My wish for you is happiness, peace and love of family though out the coming year. Happy New Year and thank you so much for your visit!! Char

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a cute idea. Smitten is the perfect word for these.We're wishing for snow too, but so far only lots and lots of rain :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Sandi said...

I love your mitten string Elyse! Cute clothespins too! We use our back door all the time no matter the weather! :)
Hugs~

Kathy Martin said...

Cute! Great idea!

maría cecilia said...

Dear Elyse, thank you so much for your sweet wishes for this christmas... I was so sure I came to wish you lots of happiness and love at this christmas time but my comment failed. Hope you had a great and lovely time with the ones you love.
cariños
maria cecilia

Tami said...

Hello sweet elyse! Thank you for the visit today. We are knee deep in snow right now in New Jersey with no end in sight!! I need those mittens!! Many blessings to you my friend & a yummy new year too.
xo Tami

debi said...

Oh, what a creative and cute idea Elyse! Not only would that be a convenient way to find those gloves, but it adds a cozy winter look.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Now the trick is to find mittens that are worthy to be "pinned" by Cath...major pressure...!

m ^..^

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

CUTE, oh so cute, Elyse.
Have a happy start to the last week of 2010! xxxx

Into Vintage said...

Happy Holidays Elyse! Your mitten clothesline is charming -- definitely a sweet scene from a wintery day. Hope you're all cozy & warm. :-)

Gem said...

These are just gorgeous, I love them. It is suprising how much of a difference it makes, they are now much nicer to look at, and what is better is that you have designed them all yourself :).

Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

Gem xx

Kerri said...

Hi elyse,
I am so glad I found your blog! Such a cute project! And we are neighbors too~I am in Massachusetts. We lost power last night and just got it back a few hours ago.

Liberty Biberty said...

Ooooooh!! Too gorgeous Elyse...I'm off to look through my Cath catalogue now...not sure I'm ready to cut it up yet!
I can see some of those pegs in Liberty's future,lol!
Mercedes

Vintage Gal said...

Love this idea...I must try it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Cute and pratical idea, Elyse! snow patrol can get pretty ugly in the North! This would really make it fun!

One of my earliest memories is the smell of snow dripping off gloves and hitting the wood stove!

I have internet now! Yippee! ♥

Vicki said...

Hi, Elyse,
I have always loved your cute clothespins, and they are perfect for gloves, hats and mittens. Stay warm, dear friend, and have a terrific New Year! love and peace~ Vicki

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I always love your clips! I have many to prove it, don't I?! Happy New Year to you sweetie! Enjoy take-out and cozy up!

Love,
Maryjane

Jennifer Hayslip said...

Cuuuute!!! Love your little clothespins, especially for holding warm fuzzy mittens. ;) Please send some snow to the south! ;) Happy New Year! XOXO,Jenn

Zuzu said...

So cute!!! Hope you enjoy your snow, Elyse! We're supposed to get some today or tomorrow. :)
Hugs,
Zuzu

Lilybets said...

Hi,I'm with Mr Snowin Switzerland!!!.He's beautiful,happy new year!!!.

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

how cute is that?!! :)

Stacey Steimle said...

very cute clothes pins.

Lisa said...

Beautiful! I just became a follower! I copied one of the mitten and clothespin pictures to use in an upcoming blogpost I am working on, and put your Button and link into my post for your credit! Come see it soon... planning to do it in January. Happy New Year!
http://ofgraceandpearls.blogspot.com/

Solange Belém said...

Idéia preciosa! Gostei muito :-)
Abraços

Sol