Monday, June 30, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
I love how every one of these tiny owls has its own adorable personality. Each one is different and cute in its own way. It almost makes me a little nervous about putting them all together in one project. Will they be able to be admired when they're all squished into a small space?
Maybe I'll never finish the intended blanket and just go on making tiny owls until the end of my days and pass them all on to my children or my children's children someday.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
|Writing Prompt #684|
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
One of the things I do to amuse myself when working on tiny owls is to ponder what kind of yarn I'll use next. I haven't purchased any brand new yarn for this project, so I've been using bits and ends of old skeins. It's fun to try to match the different colors I've collected. I don't have to do it that way, but it makes it more challenging, which makes it more interesting to me. It also has the added bonus of making every single tiny owl unique.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
|Writing Prompt #327|
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Sometimes it's nice to take an entire week off from crafting. You can spend time cleaning your house, running all over the place, or just veg out in front of the computer playing flash games. Taking a some time away from your projects recharges you for the next onslaught of crafting. It's always nice to have a tiny break.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
|Writing Prompt #538|
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
I've got a lot of excuses today. "I should clean my house; it's a mess." "I'm really tired after working all weekend, I should probably grab a nap." "My computer is being a jerk and won't let me use the internet, so how can I sit down and write something?"
I'm pretty great at coming up with excuses. But I'm the only one in charge of me, and if I have enough creativity to avoid doing what I know I should be doing, then that proves that I have enough creativity to just do it.
I'm always tired on Monday. My house is usually a mess (but I'm working on it!). And my computer has been deteriorating for months. I'm an adult. And I should be mature enough to do the things that need to be done before doing the things that I want to do. Plus, I have the blogger app on my phone, which defeats the "stupid computer!" excuse.
Now I'll go do the dishes. And then maybe take a nap.
Friday, June 6, 2014
The tiny owl project is not one that can be worked on 24/7 without going crazy. If all I did was sit around and crochet tiny owls, I'd go nuts. So instead, I work on it a little bit at a time (or, "owlccasionally," if you will).
One day I'll make twenty owly eyes. On another, I'll attach a zillion buttons, amusing myself by choosing crazy thread colors (like orange!). Yesterday, I spent the whole morning making brand new tiny owls and singing the tiny owl theme song (which is, of course, the Spiderman Theme with my own custom lyrics: "tiny owl, tiny owl, little, adorable tiny owl!").
Too much tiny owl would be too much of a good thing, so it's good that I spread out the love and work on it only owlccasionally.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
|A 2005 replica of the first HMS Pickle|
photo by wikipedia user Ballista