Thursday, March 2, 2017
With spring right around the corner, which little critter do you most look forward to seeing?
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Oh, how true it is!
I have been told, many times by my husband, when I set a goal for myself (i.e. workout) there is always a barrier of distractions which arise and block my path. Now this doesn't happen to household tasks, when it comes to the kids and their schoolwork, or even when it comes to my creative time (which this one may be a distraction, still deciding).
This little saying came to mind last night as I was writing down a list of priorities for the 20th time. There must be one in every corner of the house at this point. Each time the same things are added, not sure why I keep writing unless it tricks my mind into believe I am working on them, right?
I am sitting here this morning, holding myself back from writing the list for the 21st time and realizing something important. If I don't clear the mental clutter, and sometimes physical, from my space I cannot see what is truly possible. Being the best in creating a distraction keeps that path blocked with a big ol' DETOUR sign in my way. I will never get anywhere and one day I'll be sitting on the couch writing the list for the 500th time. Goodness, I hope that isn't the case!
No guarantee that their won't be distractions today; however, we are going to try and clear the way for some baby steps.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
1. There are gadgets on the market that can assist with making your pom-poms; however, I just use my two fingers, as shown in the photos, which is quick and consistent for me. Feel free to use a different method that works best for you.
2. Use this tutorial for further assistance in trimming and fluffing your pom-pom.
3. The additional parts of the penguin, made from felt, can be cut using the patter below:
If you have questions please feel free to ask.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Happy Monday and ready to jump into a week of gettin' stuff done. After a tossing and turning kind of night, out of coffee morning, and pom-pom fuzz that stretches across the house, I am ready to create.
Although I promised a pom-pom DIY recipe this week, hoping for sharing that tomorrow, I wanted to share a new little critter that popped in the old noggin' this morning. Inspired by both a piggy pom-pom critter that will be gracing the pages of the blog this week, curly tail and all, and a sweet lady who asked me to make a few custom brooches for her a few weeks back. The pattern was made, the felt was flying, and stitched, snipped and stitched some more. Added a alligator clip to the back and there you have it. Plush, pink and ready to go!
If you are ready to pom-pom see you back here in the next day or two.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
It is a day of some outdoor adventures for us here, taking in some sunshine and hoping for many smiles along the way. Keeping it short this morning as it is one of those days to get up and go. Time to put the tennis shoes on and be ready for anything.
Let's get it started...