Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Do you ever have the most amazing ideas as you fall asleep? Do you remember them in the morning and laugh at yourself for thinking how silly you are?
Well I do. I think of the most fantastic things and really believe I discovered something or that I'm just a genius. Then I wake up and laugh!
But this time I may a genius, because this was one of my ideas just before I feel asleep. The most amazing thing is that I remembered it in the morning and it really was brilliant.

The idea starts with an array of not so gorgeous colors. But I know these civil war repos are going to be perfect for the idea.
Not the prettiest Dresden I've ever made, but take my word for it, it's going to be Brilliant!
Well, did I lie? How cute is this guy? Sorry the pic is tipped, but you can still see that those nocturnal thought can sometimes produce something amazing.
He may not be perfect, he's a little skinny, but I love him. I think Dresdens have been wanting to turn into lions for years.
I think I could write a whole book on Dresdens. Now I have another idea in the back of my mind. It's not so brilliant, but it's cute and that's always good too.
This idea just had to come out of me. It must have been festering for awhile, otherwise, why would I have bought that furry fabric that makes up the lion body? I don't even remember it, but it was waiting in my stash and I think it's perfect.

So the moral of this story is, listen to your crazy thoughts, they just may be winners!

Take care, Brandie


Anonymous said...

I love this lion! That is adorable!

ranette said...

Very, very cute! You are one Brilliant lady! All I think about when I lay my weary head down is well, nothing! I'm asleep when my head hits the

Tammy said...

oh he is simply adorable, i would have never thought of such a great (and cute) idea!!

Anita said...

Absolutely brilliant! He's adorable!! If I get brilliant ideas as I'm drifting off, I can never recall them the next day, I'm glad yours stuck.

Linda said...

Genius!!! You are so clever and creative!!! Dresden lion is really amazing!!

Mad about Craft said...

So cute!!!!!

Lynn said...

He's adorable! You should market the pattern Brandie. It will sell! I get ideas in the shower. I'm always drawing quilting patterns in the steam on the glass shower doors. Maybe I'm just all wet!

KaHolly said...

You are a genius!

Lori said...

Very brilliant!

debbie said...

Whe I saw the post title in Google reader I thought, of course she is brilliant. Then I saw the fabrics and thought you meant them, but Nope! It's you that is brilliant. Your lion is so cute!