Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Small Things

Quick small projects help change things up when you start losing interest in larger time intensive projects.  The triangle scarf (blogged here and here), is still in the making and will be for quite some time.  It still gets worked on, but just a little at a time.  In between the work being done on the triangle scarf small quick things are getting done.

I receive a bracelet with pink and blue beads with the word peace.  I found the bracelet (please forgive me) ugly.  It was just not me.  The message and why I received it means a lot to me though, so I wanted to make something that I would wear.  Using a simple macrame square knot and hemp cord I created a new bracelet.  The other bracelet below was left over t-shirt yarn.  I braided a long cord attached a simple closure and viola, another new bracelet.

After dropping my last powder on the bathroom floor and having all of the remaining powder break and scatter on the floor, I had to buy a new one.  Make up is becoming so expensive these days it is unbelievable I still wear it.  $8 or more for most things.  I have found a 5 dollar powder that works well, but it doesn't come with a puff to put it on.  Instead I just crochet a small circle applicator out of cotton yarn.  It works well, is stylish and fits right into the powder container.

A year or so ago, I bought this skein of yarn that was really expensive, but really beautiful.  I made a hat with it and have been holding on to a small ball of left over yarn since then.  With the price I paid for it I just can't seem to let it go.  Of course this leads to a small project, an i-cord necklace.

Loving the small projects that I can produce right away and feel like I have accomplished something.

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