Have you ever found yourself stitching, working or involved in some project and then an idea pops into your head and you just HAVE to set other things aside and follow the impulse?
Well, yesterday I was back home with the kids after spending the morning at the play park and we'd had lunch. I was settling down to work on a fall pattern when I had to put it aside and make this instead~
I have long admired prim swans and whilst on holiday in Lancaster County, I looked at the wooden carved swans for sale but always put them back - I just couldn't bring myself to pay the kind of prices being asked and had to remind myself we had a budget (though sometimes I did forget.... oops!)
Next best thing, I took to making a pattern myself and after a few hours this is what I came up with~
The only difficulty was turning it right side out and stuffing the head! But other than that the end result was what I hoped for and wanted for this dough bowl~
The other prim creation I got around to making yesterday was this bread board paddle. Had to get Dh to fix the jig saw but then I was on a roll and up to my eyes in black paint - yes, I am a messy crafter :-)
I got a little arrangement going on with it that hints of fall~
And last but not least a sneak peak at the original fall pattern I was supposed to be stitchin' yesterday! Loving those colors! And yes, that's some of the wool I bought!
Well that's about it for this week, friends! I'm so pleased you called in for a visit and would love to hear from you!
In the mean time, enjoy the weekend!