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Sunday, November 19, 2017

~What The Hell Am I Wearing?!

 
 

Click On Photo Below To Go Watch!

https://youtu.be/P8CGuw_fhWY

Enjoy!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

~New Online Video Tutorial~

Didn't Have Any Plans...
On Doin' Any New Patterns...
For The Rest Of The Year...

Then WHAM!
The Other Day I Decided...
I'd Share How I Created...
My Pincushion Dolls!!!

Being Offered As A...
Online Video Tutorial...
There Are NO Written Instructions...
 There ARE Printable Pattern Pieces...
My Pincushion Dolls...
Are Weighted Making Them Free Standing...

I Give You Step By Step Instructions...
Throughout The Video...
As With Everything I Do...
The Video Is Done In A VERY Relaxed Style..

I'm Pretty Awful At This Recording Stuff....
The Lighting Is A Bit Sucky...
I Assure You That You Will End Up With A Fun...
Pincushion Doll Of Your Own Though!!
And Hopefully Learn A Couple Of New Techniques.... 
Along The Way!

So If Ya Have An Interest...
In Spending 25 Minutes With Me...
Go Here.... 
It'll Be Like 2 Friends Just Sitting & Creating Together!!

Enjoy!


Friday, November 10, 2017

BIGSIXTY SALE!!!


The Above Was Copied & Pasted...
From Instagram...
Be Sure To Follow Me There...
So You Don't Miss Out On Other Offers...
Sometimes I Only Post Them There!

And SAVE!!

Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

~Out Of The Way Places~

Took A Lit'l 5 Day Mini Trip...
Of Course It Was To Eureka Springs, Ar...
Out Of All The Places We've Been...
It's Still My Favorite To Visit...

I Was SO Excited!!!
I Got To Join The Knit-Wits...
On Tues. Morning!!!
Went To The Local Fiber Shop...
Knitted With 3 Others...
Then We Went To Lunch...
Meeting Folks With The Same Interest...
Turns Total Strangers Into Instant Friends!!!

I Started This Chunky Infinity Scarf...
While Knitting With The Knit-Wits...
To See More About It...
Ya Can Check Out My Latest...

While On The Way To Eureka...
I Finished My Shawl..
For My Grandson's Wedding In Dec.
Since My Last Post...
I Completed My Granny Square Blanket..
Check Out My Instagram Feed For That...
Or Watch My Latest YouTube Video...

We Love To Travel The Back Roads...
When We Go On Our Trips...
Since We Were Staying At Eureka...
For 5 Days...
We Took One Day To Just Drive About...
We Came Across This So Fantastic...
Lit'l Grocery Store...
Of Course We Had To Go In For A Look See!!
The Inside Did Not Disappoint...
And It Was So Well Stocked...
LOVE Places Like This!!!!

Down The Road A Ways...
We Came Across This Place!
Folks Are Always In Such A Rush...
To Get Wherever They Are Going...
They Miss The Best Places...
Slow Down And Take Time To...
Visit The Back Roads!!

While In Eureka....
We Always Shop A Place...
That Is Full Of Spices...
Marinades And More Great Food Fixins...
Just How Can Ya Pass Up Some Of This Shit??!!!

When We Returned Home...
We Had Lots Of Color In Our Yard!!


 Back Home...
While Making Up A Big Pot...
Of  Home Made Chicken Noodle Soup...
I Just Had To Create This!
http://www.sonjasandell.com/collections/funked-up-originals/products/original-canvas-chicken-lover
(click on photo for more details)

Reaching Certain Ages...
Are Like Milestones...
16, 30, 50....
And Then Every 10 Years After...
On Thanksgiving Day...
I'll Reach Milestone SIXTY!!!

As Always The End Of The Year...
Is Full Of All Things Family...
We Find Out Next Week...
When Frickie & Frackie...
Will Be Joining Our Craziness!
With The Holidays...
It's Extra Hard....
Not Having Those We Love..
Here With Us...
Whether They Live Far Away...
Or Have Transitioned On...
Be Thankful For Each Milestone...
Cherish & Enjoy Each Day...
Take Time To Travel The Back Roads...

I Want To Say...
Happy Thanksgiving To You Early...
As Most Likely I Won't Be Back 'til After...
 
Enjoy!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

~Goes Too Fast~

We Are All In Such A Hurry...
Life Just Goes By So Fast...
I Remember When I Started...
Hickety Pickety...
My Youngest Child Was 4...

I Know Some Of You That Read This Blog...
Have Been With Me Since I Started...
My Crazy Crafting Journey...
You Received The Monthly Newsletter...
Which In The Beginning Was Hand Written...
You Saw My Own Children Grow Up...
Graduate High School...
Get Married...
Have Children...

And Now My Oldest Grandson...
Is Getting Married...
WOW!...
Life Just Goes Too Fast...

I Love That The Engagement Photos...
Are No Longer So Formal...



Wedding Bells Will Chime In December...
For Grant & Rachel...

Enjoy.....



Thursday, October 19, 2017

~Pincushions~

I've Always Been Drawn To Pincushions...
I LOVE The Old Ones...
With A Lady Sticking Out Of The Top!

With My Latest Obsession...
With Crocheting...
 Loving The Process Of Knitting...
But Being The Worst Knitter Ever...
I Created A Pincushion ...
That Pulls Everything I Love Together... 
Doesn't Matter That My Knitting Sucks...
My Pincushion Ladies Don't Care A Bit!!

Funked Up Fiber Pincushion Dolls!!



These Days I'm Just Trying To..
Create Whatever Makes Me Smile!!

Enjoy!


Monday, October 16, 2017

~Trees & Stars~

Sittin' By A Fire...
Crocheting The Day Away!
That's How I Spent Yesterday!
Tree #7 Is Now Sporting...
A Fancy New Sweater!!
I Just Can't Tell Ya...
How Much Joy I Get...
When I Look Out Into The Yard...
And See All My Trees...
Wrapped Up In Yarny Goodness!
 Once I Get 'em On...
I Can Always Add To 'em Later!!
I Have No Idea How They'll Hold Up...
But, I Can Always Mend 'em...
With Hearts & Flowers!

Still Mixin' It Up!
This Time With ...
Wood, Paper, Paint, Fiber & More!


At 8"...These Stars Are Big Enough...
To Make A Statement Hanging On Their Own...
And They Look So Neat...
Hanging Inside An Empty Frame...
Or On A Wreath!


Don't Know Why...
I've Always Been Drawn To..
Things That Can Just Hang Around!


The Backs Are Painted Black...
With The White Writing...
So Even Hanging In A Window ...
They Look Fun!

I've Always Been Fond...
Of Old Pincushion Dolls...
Putting My Awful Knitting Skills To Use...
And Of Course...
Had To Mix Some Crochet In!
I Came Up With This..
Fun Gal!!

 I So LOVE...
How She Looks Displayed...
With One Of My Funked Up Fiber Canvases!!

That's It For Today...
I Hear My Yarn Calling!

Enjoy!

p.s. my creations can be found at
Funked Up Art Site
My Etsy Store

and did ya know..
all ya have to do is click on the photos above...
and they get BIG!



Thursday, October 12, 2017

~Not Your Look~


This Stuff Doesn't Look Like Yours...
This Isn't Primitive...
Why Aren't You Doing Primitives Anymore...
No One Will Recognize This As Yours...
Don't You Like Primitives Any More...
Will People Like This Stuff...
You Should Keep Doing Primitives...
People Like Primitives Better...

Above Are Just Some Things..
I've Been Told Or Asked..
In The Last 6 Months Or So...

When I First Started Creating...
30 Years Ago For A Living...
There Was Not A Label...
For What I Was Making...
Then Somewhere Along The Way...
The Label "Primitives"...
Was Attached To My Stuff...

As Far As No One Will Recognize...
What I Create Now As Being Mine..
I've Never Cared About That...
I Didn't Start Hickety Pickety...
For Recognition...
I Did It To Make A Living...
 
I Didn't Then And I Don't Now ..
 Create For Recognition...
I've Never Been The Type...
To Get Caught Up..
In Wanting To Belong...
Belonging To Me...
Makes Me Feel Boring...
 
I've Never Concerned Myself...
About What Is Popular...
What Is Not...
I Mean If I Was Going To Create....
What I Thought The Masses...
Would Want...
 I Might As Well Forget Creating Anything...
Because My Mind Doesn't Work Like That...
 
I Create What Comes Naturally...
I Don't Think About Whether...
Anyone Will Like It...
In Fact I'm Shocked..
If Others Do Like What I Create...
Because Most Want What Others Have...
And Not Many Have What I'm Making...lol

I've Never Understood..
Why Everyone Wants To Fit In...
Be Like Everyone Else...
In Their Personal Life...
And Creating Life...

Most Folks Like To Run In A Pack...
They Like To Be In "The Group"...
I Suck At All That...
I Have Tried The Facebook Group Stuff...
Once Again.. Total Fail For Me...
Any Type Of Gathering...
Online Or In Real Life...
Where's There Is A Sense Of..
Leaders & Followers...
I'm Out...
 
Because I Don't Want To Lead...
Or Follow...
I Just Want To Be Me...
And Being Me...
Usually Means...
Saying Shit That Pisses Others Off...
Back To...  I Don't Follow Well...
I Would Totally Be Banned From Retreats..
Then Again..Totally Fine...
I Rather Have An In Grown Toenail Than..
Go To A Retreat...
 
So With Saying All That...
 
Like What I Create...
Hate What I Create...
 
Like Me....
Hate Me ..
 
It Doesn't Matter...
 It Doesn't Reflect On What I Create...
Or What I Say And Do...
I Do Whatever Comes Naturally...
I've Never Figured Out...
Why Any One Cares ...
Who Is Making What..
Who Decided Who Would Lead...
And You Would Follow???
 
STAND OUT...
BE YOURSELF...
 
http://www.sonjasandell.com
 
Enjoy!
 
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