oh so adorable
last night was spent sleeping under the stars, camped out in a tent pitched beneath the apple tree. i carried out my lantern and crawled into my cosy nest. there i snuggled up under the covers with a good book and read by the glowing lantern light with the sound of the leaves above me rustling and the gurgling of the neighbours fountain next door. i'll be out there again tonight if you wish to be spirited away with the fairies to come visit me. we will make animal shadows on the tent walls and wake up early to watch the sunrise and steal peapods from mama's garden to munch on. i hope some fairies will come out to play!
first off you'll need to wrap the twig around into a circle. you might have to bend it quite a bit to get the shape you want and to make it stay better. tape the branch together where the ends meet.
now take your twine or jute, which is what i'm using here, and you can get at any craft store, and wrap it all the way around the circle. or like i said before you can leave the twig exposed and just wrap some twine over the tape so it's not showing.
next tie your thread (or sinew or whatever) to the top of the circle where the ends meet
take the thread and bring it over a distance (it doesn't matter how far. (the wider you go = bigger knots, closer together=smaller.) TIP: as you can see here i have my thread wrapped on a piece of cardboard. it's easier if you wrap your thread around something small, like a tiny piece of paper, so you can fit it through the knots better without tangling
pull the thread out towards yourself through the opening that's swooping down underneath. pull tight.
continue by bringing it over again about the same distance and pulling it through until you get back to the top of the circle
once you get back to the top, bring your thread through the first hole that you made from underneath and then bring it over and through the new hole that you have swooping down (the big one that's circling my knee) so it's: under-up, over and down-through.
pull the thread pretty tightly and then do the same in every hole until you get back to the top again. then continue doing the same thing you've been doing, but in the newest hole.
keep knotting until you get closer and closer to the center of the circle
there will be a hole in the middle (for the good dreams to fit through of course!)
you can make the center hole as big or as small as you'd like. when you want to, just tie off the end of the string, making sure you tie it in a way that the string won't unravel
i sort of screwed mine up here but you can't really tell. if your's looks somewhat along these lines you've done good.you can also slip on some beads by just threading them onto the string anywhere you want, and then keep on knotting.
and when you're done, have fun decorating it! i usually tie on feathers, but this time i decided on an acorn :)i really hope that was clear enough! if not there are plenty of videos out there that show you how to do it!have fun!
number 51-101 of my goals :
51.read 'pride and prejudice'
52.buy a beautiful book of poems that i love
53.dress like a hippie for a week :)
54.get a bikini(and wear it!)
55.go for a sunset walk on the beach alone
56.go to at least one concert
57.stop biting my nails!
58.save up and buy my crystal goblets that i've been drooling over forever
59.do something that scares me every day
60.take a dance class
61.plant a herb garden and keep it alive this time
62.be happy with myself on my 19th
63.buy at least one pair of gorgeous shoes/year ♥
64.leave cute notes in every library book that i take out
65.keep a diary for the year i'm 19
66.write a children's book
67.howl at the moon :)
68.get at least ONE haircut in 1001 days!
69.sew a (wearable) article of clothing
70.have a tea party!
71.start running at least 3x/week
72.wake up every morning and smile :)
73.write down everything i don't like about myself and burn it
74.go camping.i mean REAL camping
75.run into a body of water fully clothed. preferably in a pretty dress
77.go on a road trip
78.drink at least 5 glasses of water/day
79.plant a tree
80.get a pet rabbit
81.try to stop caring so obsessively about what other people think of me
82.send a message in a bottle
83.write 'you are beautiful' on my bedroom mirror. look at it every day.believe it
84.eat fruit every day
85.make a time capsule to open in 10 years
86.buy a bright red coat
87.take a photography class
88.go somewhere i've never been before
89.take a weekly portrait of myself for 6 months
90.visit my grandma at least once/month
91.keep a journal of my poems
92.write down 100 things that make me happy
93.eat vegetarian for one month
94.learn how to knit a pair of socks
95.frolic in a field full of wildflowers!
96.get a collection of my mom's recipes and write them down in a book
97.only eat organic food from the garden for a week
98.fill up my hope chest
99.buy myself good makeup
100.ask more questions
101.be happy with myself at the end of 1001 and one days and start a new and improved list!
what are your goals?
painting my little fingers (i must stop biting!) pinky-pink
going to a kiddies petting zoo and meeting a new friend
picker of buttercups
And the big bullying daisies
with eyes a little sorry
also picking flowers
- e.e. cummings
have a s'wonderful and s'marvelous friday tomorrow!
go pick some flowers!
au revoir, cherie's!