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Pumpkin Carving, Crochet, and Melting Plastic- My Workbasket
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Weekly Workbasket October 23

This post is coming a bit late, but it’s here, and that’s what matters right??

I don’t know about you but I have been SO busy the last month and a half. So busy that I have given up on my hilarious Halloween costume idea, because I know I won’t have time to make it. So busy that I have barely finished October projects and haven’t even started on anything for November or December! I don’t know if you know this, but most bloggers are actually writing posts up to six weeks or more in advance, so what you’re seeing is old news to them.  I do not. I would like to, but in reality, I am usually behind and share stuff with you asap.

So here’s a bit of last week. I mentioned one day that I went camping. My friend and I took our sons camping for just one night last Monday, and then Tuesday I came back exhausted and with a terrible headache. I was in a total fog Tuesday afternoon and evening. So I spent all day Monday getting ready to go, then all day Tuesday was gone or recovering. Then on Wednesday I woke up and started doing all the work I should have done Tuesday for a homeschool Art Day I was in charge of and rushed off to that.

We were melting plastic! It turns into these cool glass-like medallions and mini bowls. Then the kids used the medallions to make garlands and mobiles and the like. Was quite fun! If you want to try it, it is a very easy craft. Just get see-through plastic cups with a number 6 on the bottom, color them with permanent markers, and put in an oven or toaster at 350 degrees. It takes about 1-2 minutes to get a flat medallion, and only about 30 seconds to get a mini bowl. My cups were a frosty color and melted to white, perfectly clear plastic will look even more glasslike.

Pumpkin Carving, Crochet, and Melting Plastic- My Workbasket

I also worked a bit more on my Euphoria Cardi! It’s coming along very well. I am almost done the main body and will be adding the fronts this week! (Disclosure- I am an affiliate and may receive a small commission at no cost to you if you buy this pattern.)

There no pictures, but I’m still experimenting with the Knook. So you’ll be hearing about that sometime in the future.

My family carved pumpkins! For the last several years my son has done a pumpkin, but this year my husband needed a pumpkin for a contest and so we all carved pumpkins. It was the first time we all did, and I haven’t done a detailed design since high school! If I have done one at all it was a basic face, but I don’t think I’ve even done that in years! The alien is my husband’s, the boo with a ghost is mine, and the face with a crescent moon is my son’s. True story, they’re probably not going to make it to Halloween. Usually my son does his pumpkin just a day or two in advance and we don’t worry about it. We’ve had warm weather, and it’s still early. They’re not looking so good.

So that was most of my week last week. I did release my granny shawl pattern, the Ann Shawl, and I’m working on the lighter version I’ve promised. I am still on task to release that variation this week.

A few vintage magazines from y collection-- My Workbasket

Saturday when I went to put my craft toaster away from art day (yes I have a toaster just for crafts, I do my stinky crafts in it, and we used it to melt our cups) I stepped down on (my craft room is a TAD messy) a box of vintage magazines and craft patterns. I don’t just collect the Workbasket, I have others too. I’ve been wanting to add more than yarn crafts here on the site and I’m hoping to utilize these in the coming months to do that! I’ll also feature some of the funky ads, crazy articles, and more, just for fun.

I’m already working on a project using Skil-Sticks, that will be popping up one day!

How was your week last week?? I would love to hear about it! Any good crafting? Any vintage finds?

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