Thursday, October 13, 2011

Inspired by . . . . Linky Party No. 3

Sometimes I have so many ideas swimming around in my head that it overwhelms me.
That's when I stop creating.
It all seems like too much to handle.
So I do nothing.
I hate it when that happens, don't you?

A good friend reminded me that when you feel that way,
it's good to take small bites.
Doing a little bit every day, gets you where you want to go,
whether it's organizing a disastrous room,
saving for a trip,
getting out of debt,
losing weight,
planning a party,
or decorating your front door for Halloween.

Lame, I know . . .
feeling overwhlemed
at the throught of adorning the porch
for Trick-or-Treaters.
But I was.

So, I took small bites,
and in three weeks time,
I got there.

Week 1: I found inspiration on Pinterest.
Week 2:  I made a wreath.
Week 3:  I re-planted my urns.

The last step was making bunting to hang from the rafters.

This week,
I made a simple fabric banner,
gathered strips of crepe paper on my sewing machine,
and cut a length of pom pom fringe.

The whole thing took about two hours.
So easy a 9 year old could do it.

Thanks for the inspiration Pinterest . . . and Christine.
You got me off the couch -- creating.

P.S.   I have leftover fabric for the Halloween flag bunting you see here.  If you want a kit, contact me.  I have four left.  The cost is $12.00 including shipping. It includes fabric, bias tape, and fusible adhesive so you don't have to sew.  You can make this if you have an iron and a pair of scissors.

Now it's your turn.  What have you been creating?


AMCutler said...

OK, now I'm inspired! I have two urns like yours, with a pumpkin sitting on top of each, plus a few on the ground, and that's all. I also have a stash of Halloween fabric. I think I've got a weekend project coming! Thanks!

Rosie said...

Crystal- send me one of those kits! I will email u!!! Rose!!!

Family of 4.... said...

Crystal, is it easy to make just with scissors and tape? I don't have a sewing machine, and am SORELY in need of some Halloween banners. My decorations really lack and now that the girls are here, they say, "Mommy can we decorate for Halloween?"


Trish said...

the linky isn't working for me... i will try later but for now here is my link

Cuckooface said...

I love it, especially the banners and such hanging from above. Great job!

Honour said...

What have I been making? Only plans. But last night I cleaned up my "creating" area so that I can act up on those plans.