Friday, March 3, 2017

no. 143

A little happy wheel of color to end the week!  Very fitting for the month of March and St. Patrick's day and all that green.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

no. 142

There is a bug infestation here at CPT today and this one won't cause you to run in the other direction.
Over the past couple of months I have been tinkering in my craft space creating the type of critters I wish to see in my garden.  Colorful butterflies, caterpillars and snails, just to name a few.  Each little one created with so much love for all that nature provides, just a bit more color and fluff.

With spring right around the corner, which little critter do you most look forward to seeing?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

no. 141

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.

Do you jump right in and go for a goal or do you distract yourself along the way? 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

no. 140 {DIY recipe: pom-pom penguin}

Are you ready for some fluffy creating today?
There are a few things to mention before you get started.

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.
Similar except for how you line up your colors.

3.  The additional parts of the penguin, made from felt, can be cut using the patter below:
Size may vary, depending on the size of your penguin.

If you have questions please feel free to ask. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

no. 139 {Critter art: this little piggy}

Who's in a pink mood? 


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

no. 138 {CRITTER art: pom-pom penguin preview}

Sharing pom-pom love with this little penguin this morning to send us into the weekend.  Getting things ready to share the next DIY recipe in the coming week.  Time to gather your yarn and join in the pom-pom making fun.

Friday, February 24, 2017

no. 137 (heart FELT expressions: smile}

Happy Friday fellow crafters! 

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...