So, I said I’d be back Monday when we caught up on projects.  But we didn’t get to do that.  We woke up Sunday quite sick and spent the day on the sofa, occasionally hobbling to the kitchen to make more tea.  Apparently we just had too much work and too little sleep since the night we left for our trip last week.  Hubs is better this morning, but I’m not yet.  I’ll be back as soon as I can.

The rope project was finished, it just still hasn’t been installed yet…you may have noticed from the Instagram feed that we’ve been out of town.  But, we should get caught up on the renovations this weekend and have something worth sharing soon.  See you Monday!

Making rope from fabric

I was working on a project this week that I needed rope for.  But I didn’t want to drive all the way to the home improvement store just for one thing.  So, being impatient frugal, I raided what little I have left of a fabric stash, and made the rope out of some thrift store lace.

If you don’t know how to make a rope, it’s very simple.  Tie your two strips together at one end, then twist each strip in the same direction.  After a couple twists, twist them both together in the opposite direction of the individual twists, like this:

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Tie a knot when you get to the end.  That’s all there is to it.

(And I didn’t notice until looking at the photo above that our door catch is not lined up with the knob.  Ugh, that’s going to drive me crazy now.)

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This would be really nice with some jersey knit (or old t-shirts), but that would have been to stretchy for what I needed these for.

As long as we can get it finished, I’ll show you what I made the rope for on Friday!