Little details

I've always like small things. As a kid, I was fascinated by miniature figurines and tiny toys (Polly Pockets, anyone?), and even now, I tend to gravitate towards tiny versions of things. Tiny homes, teeny cars (no shame, I love a Smart Car), and everything in between. I'm sure psychology has an answer, and I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the fact that I'm a tiny thing myself (5ft tall! How Cute), but regardless. Show me a mini-version of a thing, and you're pretty much guaranteed that I'll give it a second look.

So sometimes, when it comes to making things, it's nice to switch from big picture thinking to something a little more... manageable. Which is why I like to throw myself into small projects regularly to please my inner child.

Like this mini-cactus-embroidery-hoop! Yes, it's a Mollie Makes kit, and yes I did actually buy this specific issue just so I could make this small fibre-y succulent. It speaks to both my love of  all things little, and my longstanding obsession with succulents (if you've seen my house, desk, etc, you'd understand). It was a lovely quick make, pulled together as I watched my husband play cricket on Sunday, and I'm really pleased with how it's turned out.

I'm slowly but surely transforming my guest bedroom into my creative lair, with one wall turning into a fibre-art-gallery-wall of sorts, and this little guy is the perfect new addition. 

Sometimes, its good to give into nonsensical things that just make you happy. There's no need to take making totally seriously all the time!

Happy stitching,
Molly x


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