Skip to main content

The Little Things


It's been awhile. I realized recently it has been over a year since I posted here, and I figured it was about time to break that silence. So, uh, hi? Did ya miss me? 

I have lots of things in the works to post, and I'm excited about them, but for now, I have something simple to share.

Here it is!
(this isn't the best photo, forgive me!)

My Mamaw recently celebrated a birthday, and I wanted to make a little something for her. I had seen ideas on Pinterest for cute ways to give lip balm, but they were mostly for the stick kind, and all the EOS ideas I saw just weren't "right". So I came up with this.

I used a flower shaped piece of craft foam, and just cut a circle out of some yellow foam for the center. I added some glitter around the edges for some pizzazz, and used a glue dot to stick the lip balm on there. Super easy and rather cute (if I do say so myself). even if it wasn't really fancy.
And she loved it! Since I wasn't able to deliver it in person, she called me later to tell me how much she liked it. Then she told me what she did with the flower after taking the lip balm off. I had assumed she would just toss it, since it wasn't really that fancy and the lip balm was the actual gift and everything, but I was wrong. She told me that the wreath I made her for Mother's Day (and is hanging on the wall in her bedroom) matched the flower perfectly, and so she hung it in the center of the wreath as a decoration! I think she was as happy with the 'packaging', so to speak, as the gift itself, which I thought was pretty darn amazing. I certainly wasn't expecting her to keep the flower and use it as a wall decoration, but I'm thrilled she found a new use for it. Who knew a little piece of foam was so versatile! 
That's pretty much it for this time around, folks. As I said, I have lots of things planned for future posts, so keep checking in! (Or, if you're so inclined, you can subscribe to my blog via email.)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Popular posts from this blog

As Seen on Pinterest - The Retirement Survival Kit

One of my co-workers recently retired. I'm happy for her, because she really deserves it and everything...but I hate that she's leaving me!  I tried to bribe her into staying. I even threatened to lock her in the office and refuse to let her go.  Oddly, she didn't like that suggestion.  Since she was set on this notion of retirement, I immediately began scouring Pinterest for some sort of cute retirement gift for her. I knew I'd find something there, and I was not disappointed! Fairly soon after beginning my search, I came across the 'Retirement Survival Kit'.  (Photo from Pinterest - original pin link ) The pin was a link to an eBay auction, but of course my first thought on seeing it was "I can do that!". So I did.   I really should have taken a better photo of it. But this is all I managed to get. So, uh, ta da! I changed a few of the items around (the original link was from the UK, so some of the items weren't available)

Bofur Inspired Hat Pattern

 (Check out this handy dandy Pinterest ready graphic I made!) In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, one of the dwarves (Bofur) wore this really, really awesome hat.  I fell in love with it, and decided to see if I could crochet my own version of it.  Well, first I scoured the internet, hoping for a pattern, and when I didn't find one THEN I decided to make my own.  And since I know there are others out there who would love to have this pattern, I'm posting it here! PLEASE NOTE: You may make items and sell them using this pattern, but PLEASE link back to the pattern and credit me as the source. It's only fair! :) The Bofur Inspired Hat Pattern You will need: Red Heart Super Saver (I forgot the actual color name, but it’s brown, okay?) Lion Brand Homespun in Edwardian H hook, I hook HAT : with I hook and brown yarn Chain 5 & join with sl st Ch 2, work 11 DC into loop, join with sl st (11) Ch 2, work 2 DC into each st, jo

Sakura Season Bokksu

Do you like watching unboxing videos?  I do! I've also decided to try my hand at making a few. I uploaded my latest one to YouTube today, which you can watch below. I did an unboxing of the Sakura Season Bokksu, which is full of absolutely gorgeous (and delicious!) snacks from Japan.  Which snack would you want to try first? <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> Feel free to subscribe to my YouTube while you're there. I'm trying to post some fun stuff occasionally, and would love for you to join me!