Paper Dolls for Boys

Raising 2 crafty boys and thrifting every chance I get.

Is the Heat On? November 19, 2008

Filed under: Family & Friends — twlowenstein @ 12:34 pm

This was the scene in my house yesterday:

time-to-turn-on-the-heat

The temperature  got down to 56 degrees inside yesterday and 54 this morning so we broke down and turned the heat on.  We were hoping to hold out until Thanksgiving.  The problem is our apartment isn’t insulated. At all.  Built by an owner not planning to reside in it is the only answer I can come up with to the question of why someone would build an uninsulated house in New England.   So it always feels like we are paying (SO MUCH) to heat the great outdoors. We’ll supplement the heat with fleece ponchos I made.

Here’s a winning tutorial: 1) buy a couple yards of fleece, depending on the size poncho you intend to make 2) figure out the middle and cut a spot big enough for your noggin (or the noggin belonging to the person you are making the poncho for) 3) stick it over your head and curl up on the couch with your similarly poncho-ed loved ones.  Don’t say I never taught you anything!

(poncho not pictured!)

And if you want a tutorial on how to make sock mittens, just leave a comment and I’ll email you some special instructions.  😉

Stay warm.

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5 Responses to “Is the Heat On?”

  1. lexi Says:

    Are they ear muffs I spy?

    Love the quilt, that looks like it could tell a story – so beautiful. I wonder who made that beauty?

  2. No muffs, just a hood! The quilt is a family quilt from North Carolina – it’s beautiful, cozy and we’re very lucky to have it!

  3. Tonya Says:

    An uninsulated house in your neck of the woods is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard. And you have to pay for it? You really do need to move. End of story.

  4. Tonya Says:

    An uninsulated house in your neck of the woods is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard. And you have to pay for it? You really do need to move. End of story.
    p.s. it’s a balmy 64 in my house right now. come on over!

  5. lauren Says:

    we were trying to hold out till thanksgiving too. when my housemate woke up with ice crystals on her water bottle, we decided to cave. now i know why my parents spent all winter saying to us kids, “well, put on a sweater!”


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