Oh man, this week has been insane! I can’t believe Craft Riot is tomorrow (forgive me if I mention it too much – it’s all I’ve been thinking about!) and Thanksgiving is next Thursday!! Wow. This year is going to be over before we know it!
The good: I’m getting really good at crocheting!
The not-so-good: My sewing machine is having issues
The best: I’ve been on a product making spree, and it’s been great for my creative soul! Consider the Project Completion Marathon a success 😀
I also got a new iPhone ^___^ The upgrade from the original iPhone (3 years old) to the iPhone 4 is AMAZING. I also got the Instagram app, and it’s so much fun!
How was your week? Did you complete any projects?
Sometimes I have a hard time finishing things that I start. I just have so many ideas (especially for my shop), that I try to do too many things at once. In my excitement I begin doing everything I think of, but don’t have time to complete them all. And then there’s that part of me that worries I won’t like the finished product… And I have so many other projects that I want to work on… So I put off finishing, and start something new…over and over again. It’s a bad habit. And then they all pile up! [Ok, it’s probably not as bad as it sounds. But I do hate how many unfinished projects I have lying around!!]
The good news is that I have deadlines coming soon And the perfectionist part of me knows that a deadline is far more important than any little insecurities. (Plus I’ll be much happier when they’re done :D) Deadlines:
- November 20 is Craft Riot
- November 27 is the San Antonio holiday fair
- December 25 is Christmas!
And I have so many things I want to share for each of these Thus, it’s time to get busy. (Er, busier.) Tonight I start with faces, because these poor little creatures are so naked!
Tomorrow will be my sewing day. It’s been a couple weeks since I lugged out my good ol’ Green Machine – I’m looking forward to it Do you have any projects you want to finish this week? Want to join in my project completion marathon?
Though we had a brief stint of fall in September, it was back in the 80s-90s through October. However, November is finally bringing chillier weather and I’m dreaming of snuggling up near a fire in warm hues.
I’ll start with a soft, gray blanket by Donnas Hobby
And lean on a shabby chic pillow by Octavi
I’ll light some knit lanterns by PolClary
And keep my tea warm with this squirrel cozy by Fuzzy Logic Felt
I’ll throw on some handmade slippers by onstail
Keep my neck warm with this circle scarf by Murano & Tagua
And decorate with hearts by reyaveltman
And when I go outside, I’ll wear this slacker beanie by the lovely Miss Indie
Or strut my stuff in this gorgeous capelet by reflectionsbyds
It’s going to be a gorgeously cozy winter! See the these items and more in my “Cozy in Grey” treasury
Obviously I’m going to be very busy this summer. I’m job hunting, starting Craft Academy, updating my Etsy shop, probably redesigning my blog (time for a facelift, right?), and continuing to work on my portfolio. But aside from all that “work” (hehe), I’d like to throw in some fun, personal projects. Here are a few I have my eye on…
I’m thinking the lime is my fav, but I may make a new color combo to make apples! Which would you do?
I love rainbows and I love cupcakes. So…makes sense, right?
This dress should be pretty easy to modify – neckline, length, sleeves, etc. And it’s so simple and cute! I’m excited to make another dress ^_^ (Plus it’s on my 2010 goals
Or maybe I’ll make this Work Dress
(it’s a wrap style), also on BurdaStyle.
It’s pretty nifty, not to mention handy! I looove pockets.
I think my favorite thing might actually be the colors 😛
Root beer cookies?! That just sounds awesome! [Recipe here
, but via The Dainty Squid]
I also found some Dr. Pepper chocolate cake mix, so I may have to try to make my own recipe for that…It’s going to be a tasty summer!
I’d also like to knit (or maybe crochet) a small shrug. I haven’t found the perfect free pattern yet though. Anyone have one to share? Aside from these, we’ll probably also be working on our apartment…I love redecorating 😀 And Alex and I are thinking of getting me an old Honda motorcycle to rebuild…….but that may be a more distant project. But I can still think about it this summer ;D
What just-for-fun projects are you working on this summer?
I’m so happy it’s the weekend!
And it’s going to be a productive one 😀
This morning is taking care of the dogs (we’re dog-sitting for my honeymooning sister) and blogging. Have you checked the Birds of a Feather blog lately? Today I did a post – The Colors of New Orleans – that I’m really proud of 😀 You should go check it out 😉
After this, I’m going to bike [yay for bike rides!] over to meet Renee to talk about Craft Academy :D:D:D I’m sooo excited! You can click on the icon in the sidebar to sign up for the newsletter. Registration will open soon, and classes start next month!!! It’s gonna be good.
Then it’ll be back home. This is the first Saturday in months that the hubby and I can spend at home together. ^_^ It’ll be an afternoon full of laundry, cleaning, and projects, but at least we’ll be with each other! Aside from chores, my main goals for today are finishing up some new headbands for the shop and working on my website! The design is done, I just need to implement it.
And tonight I’m babysitting and then going to a housewarming party This is seriously an awesome day. What do you have planned?
This weekend I was inspired again by granny squares. Have you read my post over on the Birds of a Feather blog? It’s full of creative ideas for using granny squares, and I added a couple links so you can make your own ^_^ After doing the whole post, I found enough time to learn myself! (Yay for babysitting :D) I made my first granny square!!!!
How fun 😀 Let’s just say this attempt was far more successful than my first – inside a car, at night, tutorial on my phone – haha! For a while now I’ve had some ideas for new products for my shop, but first I needed to learn to make these beautiful little guys I’m already working on new projectssss!!!! Look for them soon 😉