I was looking to make some harvest themed decorations to use at the library as well as at home. I came across this simple (free) pattern. These little lovelies are a snap to work up and actually are somewhat addicting! I've left mine plain, but Dawn over on her blog Fiddlesticks shows what can be done with a little embroidery thread, a few buttons and some imagination. She has several ideas for terrific ways to bring the harvest home. I know she's inspired me! To get you motivated here's a look out how easy it is to make your own mini pumpkin.
A Pumpkin Picture Story
Join the Celebration!
I'm doing my part by posting here today, and by spending as much time as I can crocheting (pumpkins of course!)
On their website and Facebook page you'll find places to share your activities and see what other yarn lovers are up to today. Here are some other suggestions from their site:
Whether you knit, crochet, craft or just adore fiber, October 12th is the day to affirm your passion for yarn. Show it off, tag with it, carry it, gather with friends. Declare your LOVE! Get involved.
- Create an I Love Day Yarn badge
- Teach someone to knit or crochet
- Do something for charity
- Wear a knitted or crocheted item
- Give a gift of yarn
- Take your yarn to work day
- Host a yarn-a-bration party
- Knit, crochet and craft in public
1. Write for 5 minutes flat on this week's prompt with no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking - then post it just as it is!
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
Here's what happened when I spent five minutes writing on the prompt "Race"
There are so many things that I want to do. I often feel like there isn't enough time in the day to get it all done. And so I find myself hurrying through instead of taking my time and enjoying myself. I have to pull back and remember that life is a journey not a destination (thank you Stephen Tyler and Aerosmith for instilling that bit of wisdom in me so long ago!). Anyway, I forget that I don't have to get it all done right now. Especially when it comes to crochet and crafting. This is my hobby. It's a passion, but it's a hobby. And the reason that I do it is to relax and enjoy myself. Of course for the pleasure of creating and having wonderful handmade gifts to give, but it's about the act of doing - or at least it should be.
So when I start getting anxious and find that I am racing to the end, I step back. I breath into the moment. I say the mantra that has been mine for years: Be Here Now.
Five minutes doesn't last for long! Like last week I was tempted to keep going, but the exercise is five minutes period. So this week when the timer went off I stopped (after I jumped because it scarred the beep out of me!).
And so this brings us to the end. I had a lot to share today. I hope that something here caught your eye! For more eye catching fun, check out these other blogs. Each one has something unique to offer and I'm sure you'll find plenty to ooh and aah over! Enjoy your weekend ~ no matter what you're doing!