During the winter months, I eat soup almost every single day for lunch and a fair amount of dinners as well. Soup is such a wonderful way to get loads of veggies into a meal and it doesn’t hurt than the ‘one pot’ aspect of it is pretty appealing as well. The last thing I want to do on a cold winter night is do a ton of dishes (dry hands!)
This soup came about totally by accident.
Most of you all know that I love hand writing. I hand letter lots of my projects, but today’s tutorial is a first for me because I’m taking it digital! I have never shared any tutorials or projects that are geared more toward tech and blogging because I don’t want to just be blogging to other bloggers and didn’t want to isolate my other readers with web or online projects. I am sharing this project, however, because I feel that it can really appeal to anyone who does some computer-based creating. With this tutorial, you want to add hand writing to photos for things like wall art or scrapbooks. I know a lot of designers have tablets (like the wacom tablet) which can easily capture hand writing onto the computer, but I don’t love using my tablet. I have one, but it makes my writing look so crazy! I might just need to practice, but in the meantime, I have created this work-around.
Over my winter break, I did a fair amount of thinking about the DIYs that I post here on House of Earnest (soon to be something else!). I determined that I hate the idea of making things for the sake of a post. Although I really love just making something creative for the hell of it, it doesn’t seem like a great use of resources or time. I decided that going forward (because there will, of course, be DIYs going forward) the projects and tutorials I share will be for one of two reasons. Either because it’s something I really want/need on my body or in my house, or because it’s a new skill or technique that I’m trying to explore. I’m trying to be mindful of living simply and getting rid of superfluous *stuff*, so the DIYs will follow suit.
Today’s project is a perfect example of creating to fill a need. I bought this slouchy hat a while ago, but it didn’t quite ‘slouch’ on me and always looked like a dunce hat or something from the movie Elf. I needed to add some weight to the top of the hat to get it to lay properly. I had a bit of fur left over from the throw I made last month, so I decided to take action and make this hat work for me!
Making fur poms is just too easy not to put them on everything you own, let’s get going on this simple tutorial!