Feb 15, 2012
Not completely "craft-less"
It occurred to me after I posted about the quilt that I haven't been a total failure on the wintertime crafty-stuff, there's been "things"....
Like one really big sock. Here's a size comparison to one of my normal socks LOL...
I will store this with our backpacking supplies. If we ever run into a really cold one legged Sasquatch, we are ready.
My first sweater - okay this was like 4 months ago but it counts.
The mittens I made for myself that barely fit Finnegan, and he doesn't even like them because "they're itchy"... I can hang them on the Christmas tree next year!
I wanted something mid-century-ish that would match my thrift store mid-cen-mod starburst clock on the wall so hubby made a plywood headboard for me and I cut out and stained balsa wood diamond shapes and glued them on. Nope, you can't see them behind the pillows, but trust me it's cool :)
And who could forget Susan's Apron Challenge? Sewing Craft, check.
Anyone remember when I said I was going to start scrapbooking? Hahaha, of course I have amassed a bunch of scrapping paraphernalia, had a grand old time organizing it all, because that's what I love to do, then never made even one page.
Well, I made my first one last week, I'm no longer a poser!
It's actually for the Scouts' bulletin board, so I made 2 pages I can just pull apart from each other as I add photos to it.
Now the horrifying part - I feel so overwhelmed by all the stuff I said I was going to do/finish and never did, that I made it all disappear...
yes, I frogged like 5 knitting projects! A sweater, some socks, a shawl and something I don't even know what it was. It feels oddly freeing, like the blank slate now has me motivated!
I'm working on a scarf and hat now, and that's the ONLY knitting I have going.
Other stuff is starting to come together - I finally got my dry-erase board up and in a place where I will see and use it - the front door. I have different colors for the boys' activities, church, school, chores...haha all those different color markers satisfies my type A/OCD brain, so far it's working pretty well. The big difference now is that I used to work on one thing until it was finished, but that was starting to make me really stressed about other stuff so now I work on several different things for a limited amount of time each. I wonder if that's the reason I am finding it harder to have subjects to blog about? I used to devote entire posts to one thing or do "tutorials" but now I feel really scattered...
Scattering over to the weather, here's a couple of photos from our snow "event" the other night:
It's all gone now.
One last thing... I FINALLY GOT MY SEED ORDER DONE, WOOHOO!!! Cutting it right down to the wire this year :)