Okay. Here it is.
We have 2 pieces of bling – one provided by Three Ring Circus
And one provided by Hotfessional.
Now, you’d think that the first time I invited everyone over to play together that I’d have it together for everything to work, right?
I had this grand idea of making a toy for Alex and then showing it off because I’m so cool and thrifty and cool, and then you were going to make a toy for your kid, your pet, yourself and you were going to be cool with me.
Well, here’s how it went down.
I wanted to make some felted balls (hee hee, I said balls) for Alex. I was pretty sure I could do it. I’d seen some instructions on the ‘net and even though I hadn’t bookmarked them, I was sure I remembered how it was done, so clearly I could do this myself. I bought wool yarn, I bought stuffing, I wrapped that yarn around the stuffing and made 11 of the most solid wool balls you ever saw. I set the washing machine to Patrick Dempsey hawt, threw those balls (oh no, “Patrick Dempsey” and “balls” in the same post, here come the G00gle searches!) in the machine and let it go to town.
This went all bad. After lots of cussing and scissors and a nearly ruined washing machine because of all the yarn wrapped around the agitator, my balls looked like this.
So I thought, well, I can fix this, I’ll just reform the balls and try again.
Hey Mommy? Whatcha doin’?
I looked at these balls for a couple of days.
And then I threw them all away.
After all, Alex has his own balls to play with.
My challenge to you is between now and next Saturday, try something new, take lots of photos and blog about it next Saturday. What do I mean by new? Anything. New way to work, new recipe, new project, new position (what?), new book – anything you want, just try something new and let the world know what that was next Saturday on your blog. Grab some bling and show off on Saturday yourself. Come by here and my new thing will be seeing if I can figure out how to use Mr. Linky so you can sign in.
(And even if it all goes bad – show that off too – afterall – I did 🙂 )
Oh and I’ll use the random number generator to pick a prize winner. The prize? Chocolate. I will send you an assortment of the chocolate in my house, or exact replicas of the chocolate in my house, in case the original chocolate is consumed, cuz that could happen.
I love it! You know, you are supposed to put the balls into a pillow case first, but I guess you got that figured out.
Hey after today, if I get Amy sleeping though the night, can I show that off? (Hey, it could happen)
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Hmmm…. something new? Um more than 3 hours sleep? Being able to see the floor of my laundry without it covered in clothes and other peoples computers that my husband is ‘supposed’ to fix? A day where I don’t open my eyes with ‘What the hell was that noise?’ coming out of my mouth?
Yeah. I think I can find something new to strive for 😉
Might have to get the kids to take a photo of me sleeping…. oooh that would be nice.
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Sigh. I wish it had worked out. You should go check out some of the beautiful felt toys at http://www.naturalpod.com and let your credit card do the work….
If I get any sleep this week, I’ll try to take up your challenge, but the boy and I have been hacking and coughing like a 3-pack a day habit.
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I love the premise of this post! And your poor balls. This is why women aren’t allowed to have any.
I may have to try this ‘Showin’ Off On Saturday’ stuff. It could be fun…..
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too bad you really can’t say that no balls were injured in the writing of this post. 😛
i may try something new. but it would have to be a picture of me stepping AWAY from the laptop….
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Sounds like fun, I’ll see what I can do 😉
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I like this idea — hey, I”m laughing so hard at you — only because I see myself in this. So many times, I have walked down this path.
I’m thinking….This is great.
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Oh my goodness, if I tried something new it would probably be to spend less time online. We can’t have that! 😉
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The Other Dawn
Huh huh. Nice balls. Heh heh…
(Balls turn me into Beavis. Sorry about that.)
I got some wooden shakers for the Little Man at the holiday craft faire, which are attached to each other with a short string — hold them up by the string, and voila — chocolate salty balls.
Nice try with your balls. Better luck next time.
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Hysterical post (“oh no, ?¢‚Ç¨?ìPatrick Dempsey?¢‚Ç¨¬ù and ?¢‚Ç¨?ìballs?¢‚Ç¨¬ù in the same post…”) Plus, a weekly project to post on Saturdays is beyond brilliant! Way to get people out blogging on the weekends!
I’m a new reader just poppin’ by. Looks like I either found you through Mr. Lady @ WIMSC or Natalie @ From Here To There. Either way, looking forward to reading more.
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Okay…I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you tried, but I am laughing my ass off at the fact that it looks like you’ve murdered a bunch of gremlins on your kitchen floor. 🙂
Love the new site – quite asthetically pleasing.
Oh thankyou Dawn I am cracking up here.. Mmmm showoff saturday , What a great idea!!! I will try but I have no idea what I will try… hehehe
cheers Kim xxx
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Bwa ha ha ha ha! This is how my attempts at crafty projects always turn out. I’ve found my crafting soul mate, at long last.
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Love those balls!
I think I might try NOT going to a doctor for a whole week… what’s that I hear you say? Not possible? Dang, you’re right too, I have two for Ivy already! Blast…umm, what about getting back into an old hobby? Does that count? Giving myself some time out?
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I FINALLY understand what the hell to do for Showin’ Off Saturday! Damnit @ you for making me feel like the stupid kid on the block this whole time.
“After all, Alex has his own balls to play with.”
I love you.
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Kelli @ Gohn Crazy
*LOL* Poor balls.
Love the idea. If I can think of something fun I might just have to jump in and play along next week. Hmmmm….
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Dude, you totally did make a post full of ball talk! LOL.
Something new, eh? When the hubby pulls a hamstring because I made him try that thing from page 72 in that book, I’m totally blaming you. 🙂
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