Saturday, December 5, 2015
Sometimes when you are reading blogs do you ever just find something that makes you smile and stays with you until you give in and make one? It happened to me earlier this summer. I was reading Heather's blog "Seriously Crazy 4 Craft" and her little Owl Pincushions adopted me. I only needed to make one for someone special I had in mind. Thank you Heather for sharing so generously.
Oops as you see here making just one was not an option. They are so easy to create I found myself cutting every scrap of fabric into these little owls. I believe I ended up making a baker's dozen. I found them to be super cute in non-traditional colors and fabrics. After all they are for fun.
I stuffed mine with a bit of fiber fill and a lot of crushed walnut shells. The shells help keep pins and needles nice and sharp. With all the use I get out of my pins and needles they need to be sharp. These three Wise Owls are sporting a beaded decorative pin also. Visit Heather's blog link to get her pattern and complete tutorial. Did I mention it is free? Now that fits into my budget nicely.
Mr. C and I took a drive this week to visit some Christmas lights and do a little shopping amidst the hustle and bustle. We both truly enjoyed our day as we took our time and did things we hadn't done before. It was quite nice to spend time together and enjoy some Christmas Cheer. Now I am back to sorting out Christmas decorations from years and years of collecting. I have decided I can share some of my things with others that don't have much. To Mr. C's dismay I do have a constant Christmas theme through my entire life. Mice! They are the predominant décor I have. From tiny to large and from silly to serious. Nope! Not giving up any of my mice. I have collected mice since I was a very little girl and I am enchanted with them...especially when they are not real and living in my garage. Designer Cheese? Did anyone say, "Free Designer Cheese"? At least they have a really good Last Supper.
May your lists be short and your Joy be long...