morphing - things to come -

after the 3982th person to tell me to basically stop posting pics on fb and start a blog (hi, i have one) im going to merge this into crafts im working on, along with lars stuff, and other whatever family stuff that we are doing.

currently on the radar - soft ornaments for our christmas tree this year. this way, lars can tug and batt at the tree and we dont worry about our vintage ebay and hand-me-down ornaments being trashed. last year, lars was 6 months and didnt really bother it ....this year....18 months...oh boy.

now, ive worked in retail for like 10 yrs and know how much xmas ornaments (the wholesale) and am not about to purchase a million soft ornaments at 8$ each. plus i like to make stuff, so its a win-win. now, just to find the time. i guess i have to just succumb to having the sewing machine out on the dining room table for the next few months and making just a few a night or during naps. i cant seem to get much done with lars running around.

the plan - make 'soft balls' out of doug's old shirts (the work shirts with ripped elbows are the best) and any other scraps, backs of old lars teeshirts that arent stained, etc, that i have collected around the house. i already have the stuffing, so this project is basically free. i will document it here, once it starts. ha ha.

the other 'ornament' will be felted wool balls. ive been finding "how to's" on youtube and the like. and just found a site that said to throw them in the wash/dryer instead of felting one by one. phew! i was worried this project would be trashed, but i dont need to spend 2 hrs on each ball. yea! they will look so cool. im really excited for christmas this year - i think lars is too (he has no idea).

that's it for now. here's a shot from sunday am, i was not happy about being photographed while snuggling with my bee, in pjs (why is this the only time doug thinks to pick up the camera?!?!?!?!). yes, ive got glasses on from 2003. shut it.

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