Motley Matilda

My colorful creative journey

New Word! January 2, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — motleymatilda @ 8:58 pm

We were watching Smoking Gun’s World’s Dummiest and what came out of one of the drunk guy’s mouths:


Yes, I have to admit that I thought it was one of those made up drunk words that is almost a word but not really.  But it’s a REAL word.

ob-strep-er-ous [uhb-sstrep-er-uhs] – adjective

1. resisting control or restraint in difficult manner; unruly.

2. noisy, clamorous, or boisterous: obstreperous children.

It is now added to my list of favorite words.  🙂


I LOVE New Year’s Eve/Day!!! January 1, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — motleymatilda @ 8:58 pm

I feel like every New Year’s Eve/Day is a fresh start.  Put the past behind and begin anew.  I know there’s no really difference between December 31st and January 1st but it just FEELS different.  In the past few weeks I had already decided that 2010 was going to be MY year.  I’m going to make it an excellent year!!!  I’m going to get all the money I just had to pay on my car paid off.  I’m going to try to get another credit card paid off.  I’m going to start my business.  I”m going to be healthier.  I’m going to be a better person.  I’m going to do more for others.  I’m going to tell the people I love how special they are to me more often.  I’m going to be more creative. 

I’m also going to so something every day.  At one time I wanted to do a photo every day and I did try a few years ago.  I realized then that when you have a boring life it’s hard to take a picture every day…LOL  This year I’m going to try to do the picture every day again but I’m going to add that.  Every day I’m either going to take a picture, blog or craft.  There may be days that I do all three and that will be even better.  So at least I’ve done something the very first day.  Actually I’ve blogged and knitted today.  Maybe I’ll find something to take a picture of before the day is over with.  It’s good to start the year off with an accomplishment..LOL. 

That’s it for today.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!


FO!!!! April 21, 2008

Filed under: Knitting — motleymatilda @ 8:31 pm

FO!!!  Frosted Orange???  No…. First Out???  No…..  Fiber Optic???  No…  FINISHED OBJECT!!!  Yes!!!  Felted Object!!! Yes!!!  I’m so excited.  My first felted project.  My first bag.  I did it without a pattern.  My own creation.  I do have to add that I thought it was going to felt smaller than it did, but I’m still happy about it.  Two of the flowers fell off during felting so I had to sew them on.  Not sure why those two fell off because I put all three on the same way.  The magnet I used a as snap was a little difficult to sew on.  My first use of this bag will be in Charleston.  Hopefully it’ll work well on the trip.  I’m so excited.  Now I’m almost done on my next bag.  I’m hoping that one will work for an every day bag.  More on that one to come.  For now I’m enjoying my creation! 🙂

  Before Felting    Felted  

Before Felting                            Felted


Semi-crafty weekend March 24, 2008

Filed under: Crafts — motleymatilda @ 11:35 am

OK.. I’m not doing very good at keeping up with this.  I will get better.  This past Saturday I spent most of the day knitting and crocheting.  I’m working on two bags (one knit one crochet).  I don’t know if I mentioned this or not before, but I  have serious craft ADD.  Anyway, I got quite a bit done on the crochet one and just started the knit one.  Hopefully I’ll have a new bag soon.  I’m planning on felting both of them.  I’ve never felted before but I love the look and the sturdiness of it, so I figure now is the best time to try.  I also started reading The Artist’s Way.  I’ve had this book for a very long time just never read it.  I am really trying to get more creative and hopefully move forward with some type of business with my crafts.  Also I need this to keep my mind off of the other stuff going on in my life.   If any one reads this.. please pray for what direction I need to take in my life.  Maybe I’ll expand on this more later. 

I also spend alot of time listening to podcasts this weekend.  I love listening to other crafters and their projects and thoughts.   On alot of them I think that I’d love to have a friend like that.  Maybe one day I can meet some of them.   Maybe one day I’ll be as good and as successful as them. 

That’s it for now.  I will make a conscious effort to write at least twice this week.

Take care


A New Beginning March 7, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — motleymatilda @ 10:59 am

Here goes nothing……

This is my debut into the blogging world. My goal is to be able to keep up with it regularly AND that this blog will help me be more creative.

I have always been creative.. well almost always. I was always doing crafts as a child and some as a young adult. I did some in college but was too busy to really accomplish anything. In my adult life I’ve gone through cycles. I’ve always been a photographer, but didn’t do many crafts. I’ve always been asked to create things for certain people and events from time to time. But not until the past 3-4 years have I felt the need to create on a regular basis. I feel now that it is a part of who I am. I think other people knew I was always creative, but I never acknowledged it myself. Now I feel like it’s taking over me…my thoughts, my space, my money..LOL. I do a little of everything (except draw – I’m REALLY bad at that). I say that I’m a Jack-of-all-trades and master of none or that I have Craft ADD. I get bored with doing some stuff and move on to something else. I can’t take on really big projects or I won’t finish them. And I am by far my very worst critic. My friends get irrated at me about it.

I’ve been wanted to start a side business for years. All focused on something creative. I’ve had so many ideas but haven’t followed through on any of them. I’m hoping that this blog will help me push over my hump of insecurities and just do it!

I think that’s it for the first post. I don’t want to tell all of my dysfunctions, secrets, talents, issues, etc. right off the bat..LOL. And boy are there ALOT of them.