Tuesday, August 21, 2018

I saw this project to make a framed yarn ball on Pinterest one day:

Let me tell you: I didn't choose this project, this project chose me.

You see this, and you just need to have it in your life.  That's just the way the world works.  So, I accepted my fate and gathered the materials per the instructions

I knew I had what I needed to make this.  The only thing I had to purchase was the black 11" X 14" picture frame.  Cost me 8 bucks.

I didn't have really thick cardboard lying around, so I had to sacrifice the top of a shoe box that house a cute pair of red boots.  

I like to think that Kenneth would be honored to know that his box was used for such a noble cause.  I drew the circle with a compass since I just happened to have one lying around, because: nerd.  I must suggest, though, that you use a piece of cardboard that is thicker than this.  When I wrapped the yarn around the circle, the cardboard would buckle the more yarn I wrapped around it.

I originally chose the plain, light gray fabric on the left in the picture below for the background, but I didn't like it because I wanted something more interesting.

So, I walked around Hobby Lobby's fabric section until I found something that I liked.

The yarn ball is a little off-centered because I didn't want to cover up the Eiffel Tower.  I hung this behind my sewing/craft table, and I couldn't be happier with it. 

I didn't want the hanging string because I have a dog now.  A big one.  I'll tell you about him later.  But he likes yarn and dangly things, and I believe that if he saw a piece of dangling string that he would make it his life's mission to grab it.  

I'm back.  I'm just going to continue blogging like this two year hiatus never happened.