Monday, April 14, 2014

Ladder for Blankets

Now that I can smell summer in the air I don't need the blankets for some cosy warmth on my couch anymore, but much room to put them away until needed again we don't have around our house. Just in time I saw this great idea at Alisa Burke, one of my favorite blogs: a ladder made from branches and rope. 




For the branches I used wood from the elderberry in our garden that we just cut and for the rope I used pink cotton I normally use for crochet. For extra strengthening I nailed the branches at the crossings, before I wrapped the yarn around.

On top hangs a blanket I'm still busy with. Well, not that busy, because the loose pieces are laying around for quite some weeks  now, but sewing together the loose pieces to complete the blanket is something that I just don't like (or shall I say hate). 

In the middle is a blanket I bought years ago in a store I don't even remember the name of.

At the bottom hangs a blanket I crocheted a couple of months ago (see here).

20 comments:

  1. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Hi Liz!
    So happy that you came by, it led me back to your blog :0)
    I love this ladder! So funny, because I've been thinking about looking for something similar for my bathroom to hold towels.
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Have a great week!
    Suzanne

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  2. I love the handmade look of this blanket ladder! Thanks for sharing with us at The Makers!
    Corey @ TinySidekick.com

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  3. Great ladder, saw one while back made with bamboo also. You've inspired me to take a shot at it with some bamboo I have stored in shed. Need to keep a blankie or two around for summer. It gets cold in house for me with cooler blowing on me and ceiling fan going full bore. yeah I'm an old lady. happy Easter

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    1. So nice to hear I inspired you. Hope you will show us the result when your ladder is finished!

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  4. Hi Liz Thanks so much for leaving me a sweet comment on my blog Little Brags (The Easter Bunny Post). I tried to reply to your comment directly but you came up as a non reply blogger (Google issue) Christine

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    1. You're very welcome! Your Bunny is so adorable!

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  5. Your ladder is really cute. What a great way to display quilts and blankets. Thank you for sharing.
    Kathi

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  6. Such an intersting idea, looks much better than a typical holder and much more creative as well. Perfect for summer cottages.

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  7. This is so cute. I need this for my living room instead of just in a pile. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Great ladder - love how it's so unique!

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  9. I love this! You did a lovely job! This project is being featured at this week's link party. http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2014/04/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-88.html

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    1. Thank you so much for featuring me, Jennifer! Great honor!

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  10. Your ladder project is inspiring me to make my our garden trellis for our DIY container garden!

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity on Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Please join us again this Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST! ;)

    ~ Ashley

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    1. Thanks! Great to hear I inspired someone!

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