It's the little things
Currently, it is the smallest of things that are either a) making me crazy or b) making me really happy. Isn't that always the way? A tiny little pincushion for a pin cushion swap? Making me crazy. I have tried 4 different ideas already in an attempt to make one I am truly satisfied with! LOL
Martha Stewart thread eggs. Also making me crazy. These are the only two I have managed to make. There is something about the diminishing diameter of the egg that makes it impossible for me to keep the thread tightly spaced as you near the halfway point of the egg. Of course Martha's minions never mention these things, do they?
Martha Stewart pipe cleaner baskets. Also making me crazy. I made about 6 of them and then quit. The baskets themselves are easy enough to assemble, but I am not crazy about the result. The dyeing part? Forget it. Impossible. At least the way I tried it. I couldn't find RIT dye in the right colors. I tried food coloring (and kool aid), neither of which really stick to the nylon of the pipe cleaner. The pink one is made from purchased pink pipe cleaners, the blue one dyed with food coloring. I tried green also, which for some reason does not stick.at.all.
Making me happy was finding this Teletubbies pillowcase at Goodwill for Jack. Jack loves the "Tellies", and Teletubbies stuff is pretty hard to come by. (And forget about retail, they make nothing Tellies anymore!)
Also making me happy was finding the yard finally covered in tiny little violets. When Jack discovers them he yells out "Purple! Look at all the purple!"
And since Jack was up late and then up very early this morning, I am off to try and nap before the lawn mowers start humming.