Sunday, October 23, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
I have been dreaming of having a beautiful, cottage-setting garden for years. One with a rustic gate that creaks when you swing it open. Once inside you see rows of growing vegetables and herbs, with a mix of brightly blooming flowers lining the perimeter. Just typing it out I can imagine being there right now, of course sitting in a wooden swing that is hung from a trellis overgrown with morning glory (ok, maybe not so overgrown that there are spiders everywhere).
This is what inspires me at the moment. How, living in a crowded city, can I bring the beauty and life of an outdoor garden into my current environment?
So, here you have it, a carrot pin cushion. Inspired by nature, created with intention and fitting a purpose. A perfect treat for my little felt bunnies and crafting area.
My favorite Disney movie has to be Mary Poppins. The entire time I was creating this framed piece I kept singing, "let's go fly a kite." Kept getting strange looks from the kids, but I just kept on singing. All apart of the creative process. Sing a song, well sing a portion of a song, over and over until the project is complete. Today was just a tune that repeated itself in my mind, and didn't even know the words. Still don't. Tomorrow it will be another one and I have a hunch that it will be a Christmas song.
Off to sing, create a little and spend a day with my family. Much needed day out of the house.
Hope you find the perfect music to get your weekend started on a happy note!
Friday, October 21, 2016
Did you know this fun fact about tomatoes?
There are currently over 3,000 varieties of heirloom and heritage tomatoes being cultivated worldwide.
I don't know about you, but I probably have only tried two dozen varieties. Now that I know that I will be seeking out more. For now though, my favorite is the yellow tomato. There are probably several kinds of yellow tomatoes, but all I know is that it is the big yellow-colored one at our local grocery store in it's own special basket, and it is delicious!
This is the one plant that if you show to my youngest will be stripped of the tomatoes as they ripen. Thanks to his grandmother's garden, he has always been able to pluck a perfectly orange tomato from the plant and right into his mouth it goes. Can't ask for more freshness than that.
From the carrot, beet, eggplant and now the tomato, my applique garden is coming together. There is always more to come. They will become more difficult as we go, since I did choose the easier vegetables first. A bit easier to care for than an actual garden these days.
So, after the introduction of my little mouse yesterday, here is a little digital peek of what I was working last night. We are all ready here for the cool weather and Christmas music, never too early for either if you ask me. Wanted to make him up in his winter gear to celebrate the coming of the holidays!
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Last full school day for the week.
Weekend is just around the corner. (Finally we are getting sweater weather!)
There will be more, guilt free, time to create! I have a sketchbook full of ideas that I can't wait to work on.
Here is a new little friend that I have been working on. Just love him and his little chunk of cheese. He will soon be popping up more as the weeks go by.
Off to embroider a bit on lunch break. Tomorrow I will be sharing a new farmers market piece. See you then!
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Tomorrow I be sharing a new felt friend. Hope you can come back to take a peek.
P.S. The slow cooker is filling our house with an amazing aroma, making it really difficult to wait until dinner. Trying my best to be patient. Tummies will be full soon.
Oh, the eggplant. Not easy for me to cook with, but I will make one out of fabric and felt any day!
Just like the eggplant isn't a staple ingredient in our meals, purple fabric (this deep purple) isn't a well stocked color in my craft closest. Thankfully this fabric came from my purchase at Etsy a couple of weeks ago. Since my pieces are so tiny, buying a mixed bag of scrap fabric is the way to go. A little bit of everything.
Always more to come. Until then, here is a little more of what I introduced yesterday...