Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bookin' It

I had a fun opportunity presented to me for this week's project.  My friend, Kim Morris, who is the owner and designer for Sweet Moss Designs, created these cute and fun crotcheted BookWorms.  She has a wonderful Etsy shop and wants to start selling the pattern for making Book Worms, for us crafty folks. (For those of you who want a Book Worm, but haven't yet learned to crotchet, she sells them ready made).
The opportunity for me came in the way of doing a test run of Kim's pattern and giving her feedback.
This was the perfect project for this week.  The pattern is easy, Kim's writing is flawless, and making the Book Worms in addicting.  One is not enough.  And when Gus, my boy cat, got a hold of one, I had to make another.  I encourage you all to make one or two of these sweet little guys.  Kim makes them with a mix of cotton yarns.  I made mine from an orange wool.  It's a great way to use up those little bits of yarn.
For Gus's worm I stitched the eyes on, as I was afraid he'd chew the plastic eyes off and swallow them.  Trust me, he would do something like that.  The stitched on eyes aren't as cute, I really like the google eyes, but it's a safety measure for my wild boy cat. I also stuffed the head with catnip for an extra boost.
I thank Kim for this project this week.  It was just want I needed.  It was a wild week for me, I was doing dress rehearsals for a show I designed the costumes and did all the construction.  My lesson this week was all about really listening to my intuition.  With one character for the show, I didn't listen to that small whisper that said. "This isn't the right costume.  This isn't going to work.  You are wasting your time and killing yourself on something that isn't right and isn't going to work."  That little's voice message got louder and louder this week until it was screaming in my stressed out, over worked, under slept, ear.  If that voice could have grabbed me by the shoulders and shook me until my teeth rattled, it would have.  I don't know if I would have listened any sooner.  When I finally listened and understood the message it was sending me, it was like the skies parted and the sun broke through.  The solution was sitting right in front of me.
It makes me wonder why I agrued with my intuition?  I kept on proceeding to prove I was right and my intuition was dead wrong and crazy.  Most times, I listen to that whisper, and before to has to yell at me.  I wonder why this time I didn't, until I was worn down. The best I can figure is I was letting my need to right about everything get in the way. I guess listening here came better late than never, and lesson learned, which is for me this round...Listen to intuition, and when hearing it speak, stop!  Really listen.  Quiet the mind and listen to what it is saying and trying to tell me.  My intuition is there is assist me, not get in my way.  My drive to that's getting in my way and shutting me down and wearing me out.  It's funny, cause I also know the value of the lessons animals have to teach us.  There is not an animal on this planet that doesn't listen to their intuition or worse argue with it. In my case, it's really about getting in my own way.
The trick to this is, listening. Even when my intuition is speaking to me in the middle of chaos and chatter.
I'm open to suggestions.  I'll be listening.
Right now I'm going to read a good book, as I now have a cool new book mark.  And Gus has a cool new toy to play with.
Until next week...create to feel great.
27 projects complete 25 to go!
To order Kim's BookWorm pattern or a BookWorm- check out her shop at


  1. Thanks for testing the worms for me DeeDee! I'm glad you had fun with the pattern.

  2. My pleasure, Kim. I'm also following SweetPeat your new blog! I hope everyone else does as well. You have some fun things on there

  3. Dee Dee, as always you are an inspiration for the phrase...JUST DO IT! 27 weeks of projects complete...awesome.

    Intuition truly does know best. Enjoy that book!

  4. Thank you! I'm having fun.
    Hey, Just Do it! is one of my favorite catch lines in life...along with "fake 'til you make it"
    and "I'll figure it out as I go along". And the number one catch line..."If it's not fun, why do it?" An ice cream empire was built on that one.