You may have noticed I haven’t been too regular about posting lately. A large part of that is because I have been struggling with really bad back pain. Not only is the back pain making me not really wanting to do anything… but I have also realized that sewing is especially bad. I have so many projects in my mental queue and haven’t really been able to do them! I have been crocheting, but not as much as I would like. Due to my not really creating much combined with my pain… I just haven’t been pushing myself to post as I should.
Have you experienced back pain? Do you have any tips and tricks for how to sew more comfortably when it hurts?
Hopefully in the coming days/weeks I will get back to my regular schedule of posting.
In the meantime, I have been reading lots of books and listening to lots of audiobooks! I would HIGHLY recommend The Four Tenderncies by Gretchen Rubin. (Purchase it here- The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too) )
It just came out and is phenomenal. My questioner husband and I (a rebel) have been able to have some really interesting talks because of the ideas brought up in her book and have been getting to know each other (and ourselves) even better. The basic idea of the book is that people fall into one of Four Tendencies when it comes to goals, accountability, and motivation. Definitely check it out!
I just finished this beautiful blanket this weekend. I love the colors… the pictures don’t even do it justice. Bright turquoise, cream, and coral colors. And it’s so soft! I used my favorite yarn- Caron Simply Soft.
I also made it big for a throw blanket. It is so cozy to wrap up in… I’m going to have to make one for me! I really am in love with it!
This gorgeous blanket is for sale on my Etsy store now. Makes a great Christmas gift! (Or a great gift for yourself!)
If you are looking for an easy wreath project, it really doesn’t get much simpler than this!
These wreaths both use the same basic procedure. Basically, you get a wreath form (the one on the left is a grapevine wreath form, the one on the right is a cheap foam style wreath form) and some ribbons and embellishments. You could even make it easier than the wreaths pictured were by attaching a bow to the wreath instead of artificial flowers.
Really, you just wrap the ribbon around the wreath as much or as little as you would like. Attach it by either tying a knot or using a hot glue gun. Then attach the embellishments using the hot glue gun. For both of the above wreaths I attached the artificial flowers, and the heart in the one on the left is actually a cheap dollar store ornament that I found around Valentine’s Day one year and glued it inside the wreath. Very versatile project… use your imagination! You could glue a small chalkboard onto one and write a cute message or set a stuffed animal sitting inside the wreath… possibilities are endless!
This project is a really fun one to do with kids. Letting them pick out the ribbons and embellishments can be a lot of fun, and as long as an adult helps with the hot glue gun- it’s very simple.
So fast, easy, and pretty!
Wreath Week continues with TWO wreaths to show you today.
First is the wreath I made which is currently on my front door:
Like the Halloween Wreath from yesterday, this one also has a small strand of battery operated lights woven into it and set with a timer. These lights are orange and I love the pop of color it adds!
This wreath was made using the same technique as my other burlap wreaths.
And, as a bonus, I have a second wreath to show you today! This wreath I made for my aunt based off of an image I saw on Pinterest… and after some searching I was able to find the link to the original creators Etsy Store… so check out their stuff here!