Hey There Little Red Riding Hood. Or Distractions.

Is there anyone, anyone who’s into crafty stuff, who is not easily distracted?  I don’t think so.  I think that crafty minds are, by definition, easily sidetracked by pretty shiny things.  We wouldn’t have any inspiration if we kept our minds only on the task at hand.  We would all work on only one project at a time, diligent until completion.  Fabric stores would go out of business.  Craft stores would shutter their doors.  The world would be a grim place.

Thank the heavens it doesn’t work that way!  I had to take a moment there, I got depressed just thinking about it.  Let’s roll with this as today’s life tip.  Distraction is good.  Multi-tasking is good.  Pretty shiny things lead to the birth of extreme crafting.  That’s my theory, and I’m sticking to it.

I tend to gravitate towards large projects.  Like, really big ones.  After I taught myself to knit, I didn’t start whipping out multiple hats and scarves.  Oh no, not me.  I went right for the sweaters.  When I started quilting last year, I didn’t do table runners and mug rugs.  Nope.  Quilts.  Like this one.  For my king-size bed.DSCN2528

And now this one, the Aviatrix Medallion by Elizabeth Hartman.DSCN3633

More on that one later.  But you get the idea, right?  Sometimes even I question my rationale, as I add more projects to my pile of works-in-progress.  But I have had an epiphany.  For me it’s an epiphany, anyway.  I’ve crossed over to the dark side and started some small projects!  Yeah, I’m a little late to this party.  And I love it.  So those of you who have figured this out, long ago I am guessing, welcome me into your lair.

My entire circle of influence is just about covered with wallets now.  So look what I found, lurking around one of my favorite fabric websites, Fat Quarter Shop.  It’s called the Rose Red Woodland Doll pattern by Lella Boutique.  She turned out so cute I can barely stand it.


In this picture she kinda looks like she’s got the mumps.  But that does not detract from her adorableness.  I love that her hair is made out of fabric.  And she’s wearing vintage boots, by the way.  She just amuses the hell out of me, so we did a photo shoot in the back yard.


Here she is playing hide and seek in the ferns.  That’s her playful look.


Now she’s sitting on the rocks of the waterfall.  Notice the thoughtful look on her face.


Here she is crouching next to a ti plant.  Or maybe she’s peeing.  Let’s just skip this one. Now she’s just flat out embarrassed.  No more pictures.

Anyway, the point is that I had fun doing this.  No, I don’t have a little girl, nor a grandchild.  Only a grown-up sized girl, and she doesn’t want a new dolly.  I wanted a new dolly.  Don’t judge me.

Stay crafty my friends.

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