I have a Cozy Mystery-reading friend who makes a felt ornament for each of her children every year. This inspired me to try making a few holiday-inspired doo-dads.
However, and that’s a very big “however”, for the past two and a half years my husband and I have had an issue with any little thing hitting the ground. You see, that’s the time when we adopted our little puppy – Cocoa. We love her dearly HOWEVER she has a huge problem: any time anything that doesn’t belong on the floor hits the rug, she has it in her mouth, runs away from us, and then swallows it.
Luckily for us, our neighborhood has an emergency veterinary hospital – which we have had to take Cocoa to – three times. It’s not bad when she gets ahold of a napkin, or a sock, but it’s things like part of a mechanical pencil or a small rubber gasket that require a veterinarian’s care.
Getting back to my crafting… I came up with an ideal solution for my “Cocoa-small-objects” (like felt ornaments) problem: I now keep all the little sequins, beads, needles, and felt pieces in a large aluminum roasting pan. I keep that right on my lap just in case I drop anything while crafting. I can’t believe how well it works!
Do you have any solutions to problems you would like to share? If so, please post a comment below. Thank you!