Brightening Life with Creativity,
one day at a time...
Do you ever look around at everyday, normal things
and see something different?
It could be a neat combination of colors.
Other times, I notice the craftsmanship of something that I normally wouldn't.
For example, look at this grating on the sidewalk.
I found this down town and was struck by how plain the modern gratings are.
Now, they are just lines and squares.
Both styles are functional, but the one below is definitely more attractive!
Sometimes I just have to look up to find something beautiful.
In this case, I looked up through the sunroof of my car on a rainy day:
What will I do with these pictures?
I'm not sure.
Will they inspire me to create something, sometime?
Until then, I will remind myself to not get so busy that I miss the beauty
in the things around me,
the things below me,
and the things above me!
I hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Here at our house, we were busy, but blessed.
For Thanksgiving eve, I experimented on a new recipe: Stuffed Pumpkin
For Thanksgiving dinner, we had the traditional menu,
but I was especially pleased with how the pies turned out this year:
As far as projects go, my daughter finished making the ornaments that
we give to various people every year.
I'm so proud of her, because she made these all by herself this year!
These stars were made completely from scraps!
She sewed small strips of fabric down onto to scraps of batting and then traced around a star shape using a heat erasable pen. After layering the backing fabric, she Sewed on the traced line and caught the hanging ribbon in the seam. Lastly, she cut them out with pinking shears and ironed the lines away!
My daughter also wanted to make a small case for her phone/mp3 player. She had the idea all planned out, but I helped her
with the execution of the details. :)
The simple fold-over construction made it quick and easy. We inserted a piece of very stiff fusible interfacing between the two pieces of batik and she sewed through all the layers. Then, I showed her how to zig-zag around the edges.
For the closure and to hold the phone in place, she used some extra elastic hairbands and
then she hand sewed the button in place. Cute!
Were you able to squeeze in any time to create?
Take advantage of the leftovers in the fridge and try to today!
Fiber artist, wife to a wonderful husband and mom to 2 awesome kids
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