Monday, March 19, 2012


Well, I didn't whip out a doll or decorate a room, but tonight I put a little effort into being creative by staining some fabric so that it will be ready to go when the time comes. 

Started to turn one of my doodles into a workable pattern

And against my better judgement, I'm attempting once again to dry some oranges with cinnamon (who would've guessed orange & cinnamon smell so good together?)  I hope I don't burn them this time (that does  not smell good).  Which reminds me...time to go check on them!  If you're in a creative funk or downtime, taking little steps every day is a good thing! Don't feel like you have to tackle entire projects at once or you may get overwhelmed.  Just do a little here & there and when the creative juices really start to flow, you'll be that much farther ahead!  Now go do a little something, even if it's just dusting off your sewing machine or vacuuming your craft area...YAY YOU!!!



Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hi Lisa ~ looks like your making some progress!!! Can't wait to see how that doodle turns out!!!
I really need to try to do the orange and cinnamon slices.
Another beautiful day here in WI.
Sat outside and finished my dolls I was working on and finished some cross stitch'n while Keyarra played in the park! Yippe!!!
Happy Crafting!!!
Prim Blessings

Prims By The Water said...

Love drying oranges sprinkled wit cinnamon. Tonight just relaxing and watching the Voice...oh yeah also reading my blogs. Take care and cannot wait to see your new doodle come to life. Janice

lilraggedyangie said...

Glad to see someone is getting something creative done today ...I however spent the day cleaning my filthy house since it has been neglected the past few weeks while I was stitching for the show lol That new doodle looks like its gonna be a cutie cant wait to see it all stitched up ! have a great week! hugs lil raggedy angie

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I looked at all my woolies and put a label on the bags, so I can tell black from navy blue, today. I put navy in my rug by mistake! Live and learn,


A Primitive Homestead said...

The oranges sound wonderful. The two scents always go well together. Just getting back to creating again. Just a little at a time as you said. Great idea to have fabric stained & ready when needed. Blessings!

Jackie Proctor said...

I am starting to feel withdrawel from not crafting for over a week. Must almost be tome to say goodbye to my mum and head home. Good luck with all your crafty pursuits. x

jennifer768 said...

Happy Spring Lisa! I was just thinking about drying some orange slices.I usually am not very successful with it though.Can't wait to see what you do with your doodle.Hugs,Jen

Patti said...

Lisa~Everything looks great! Love the doodle bears. I bet their going to be so adorable when you get them made. Your oranges looked like they turn out pretty awesome. I bet they smell as good as they look.

Prim Blessings

TheCrankyCrow said...

Great advice my friend - so simply, but I know I often forget to heed it and end up in "paralysis" mode - everything is overwhelming so I do nothing and it snowballs. Can't wait to see how your doodle materializes!! Good luck with the oranges - I haven't had the courage to try them - but I love, love, love, the look and smell.....Happy Spring! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Anonymous said...

Lisa, looks like you are making some more goodies again. I have tried different staining methods and I like the darker stain of using coffee, since I usually spill mine while crafting anyway.
I bet the oranges smell so good.
I have one of those thing a ma jigs that dries fruit and flowers and I use to dry apples in it. I may try the oranges and see what happens.
Can't wait to see your new pattern all finished.
Country at heart