Weekend Links

It’s actually warmed up around here these last few days, but just in case you are still freezing in your part of the world, I am recommending this owl sweater pattern (image above). Pretty cute, huh? Well, I am heading out for the weekend. So, here are a few links around internet land that I thought you might like…

-Find a winter wonderland thanks to the photographs of Allison Trentelman (It’s my most recent post for Scoutie Girl).

-And if you no longer have a tolerance for winter, check out this longing for spring post from papernstitch reader Sarah Frost of Teacup Adventure.

-Here is a fun (and colorful) before and after dining room over on Design Sponge.

-Then get inspired with some business links. Start finding your own success and stop judging yourself from Self Made Chick.

Stop letting perfect get in the way of good. A really great post from someone I recently met at a conference.

-Here are some tips on how to write an artist bio in case you need some bio inspiration.

Confront your business fears with this nine minute video.

Please add your own links below in the comments as well. Let’s get this weekend off to a good start, with some great links.

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i loveeedd “stop letting perfect get in the way of good”. awesome piece. so uplifting + inspiring + empowering + so very true. i could work on leaving “trying to be perfect” out the door every once in a while… it’s so exhausting somethings, lol. thanks brittni.. have a lovely weekend!

Mayi Carles @ Heartmade

So glad you like that article Mayi. Crystal’s got some inspiring stuff on her blog, doesn’t she?
-Brittni

papernstitch

Thanks so much for the link love, Brittni! 🙂

Your links are perfect, since one of my “simple” goals is to make a sweater! That owl sweater rocks and I’m adding it to my Ravelry site right now.

Crystal

You are welcome Crystal. I really loved that post! And how “perfect” is it that you were looking for a sweater idea? Love that! Have a great weekend.
-Brittni

papernstitch

This is a great sweater! I recently made a cup cozy featuring these owls.
Also, fyi, the pattern is not, in fact free (or atleast I can’t find a free version):
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/owls-2

Ashley

Oh! You are right Ashley. The pattern is not free. I just update the post. Thanks for catching that and letting me know! And by the way, do you have a link to a pick of your cup cozy? I’d love to see it. Have a great weekend.
-Brittni

papernstitch

thanks for linking to my blog! definitely made my day! I might have to try my hand at that owl sweater, too.

teacup adventure

Of course! Happy to link to you teacup. I love what you’ve been doing with your blog. Great posts!
-Brittni

papernstitch

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Your video really made me grin Brittni, because your fear was mine several years ago when I taught middle and high school art. Although I never had a lunchroom moment, I was completely self-conscious about blending in with students and constantly being told how young I looked. I always translated comments to mean “you’re too young to be doing this”. Now I realize it was my own insecurities and a general feeling of not doing work that felt right for me. Moving on to do something that does feel right (focusing full time on photography) got me past that, and turning 30 helped too 🙂

Bonnie

Wow Bonnie. I had no idea that our stories were SO similar (And after all this time of chatting via email back and forth from time to time). I absolutely believe that my fear was simply an insecurity and I translated those young comments the same way as you. I too was doing a job that wasn’t the right fit for me, and now that I am comfortable (and excited) everyday by what I do, no one can bring me down. 🙂 Have a great weekend Bonnie. Thanks for telling your story.
-Brittni

papernstitch

I have that free owl pattern and it was one of my first attempts at crochet. I tried to make fingerless gloves and failed horribly because of some of some of the stitches I didn’t understand. Thanks for reminding me that I have this pattern, I am going to give making those gloves another go!!

Jamie
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