- Current Location:Capitol Hill, Seattle
- Current Mood: frustrated
- Current Music:They Might Be Giants - Albany
I really need to start taking pics, don't I?
Also today I got the kits I'll need to make some Christmas presents! So at some point I'll have to get started on those. Why don't I ever start making stuff for Christmas in September??
I was actually out of town the past couple days. My grandmother passed away and her funeral was today. We did have a little fun yesterday going shopping and I paid a visit to a Canadian chain arts and crafts store called DeSerres. It used to be two floors, now it is just one. It's still full of great stuff! Part of me is a little disappointed that I only bought a roll of washi tape!
Today was just super long as we had a three hour drive to get home! I am planning and collecting supplies for my day 2 samples.
I do random crafts, but mostly crochet and sewing. Right now I've got two baby blankets I need to finish (one by January and the other by April) and three dresses for my daughter.
I haven't done any crafting in the last couple weeks due to life being a bit hectic right now, but hopefully I can get back to my projects soon!
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The two crafts I'm really focusing on right now are sewing and knitting, but I'm still very much a beginner at both, so my projects are definitely not perfect. So I'm kind of afraid to show pictures of my stuff that's full of mistakes to y'all who must all be very good! I like to do scrapbooking too, and I've done a bit of needle-felting and thought that was fun.
The projects I'm currently working on are sewing patchwork quilts to sew over my boring white curtains, sewing a dress from a vintage pattern I got at a thrift store, knitting a scarf, and then a friend and I are going to start another knitting project together but we're still picking a pattern. I've also been finding a lot of supercute project ideas on the website Craftbits so I might make some of those, maybe getting a jumpstart on Christmas gifts? And I have so much stuff waiting to be scrapbooked!
- Current Location:Seattle!
- Current Mood: cheerful
- Current Music:Talking Heads - Girlfriend is Better
These bracelets are made from paper that I have cut out of magazines. I don't make these bracelets all that much because the beads take quite awhile to do and the bracelets take forever to sell. But I still had a ton of beads left, so I assembled about 25 of them, and will make some more to add variety.
There are size 6/0 seed beads between the paper beads.
My name is Amy. I normally do some form of crafting every day. I've been a member of this community for several years, but have never posted before because uploading pictures sucks. Though I will make another post and see how it goes lol.
I have a bead addiction. I started out making my own paper beads and I made so many that I had to start an Etsy store to get rid of some of them. With that money, I purchased more beads. And more beads. And more beads.
Then I started doing some scrapbook crafts, making mini notebooks. Now I have more paper than I can ever use in 5 years!
...I feel I am also a bit of a hoarder....
I'm going to be working on finishing up UFOs this month, I think. Right now I'm doing a test knit which I am hoping to finish today but that might be too ambitious. Definitely I will finish it this week.
After that I will see. I have tons of projects!
I'll need to start working on Christmas presents later in the month, but to start with I'd like to finish my plastic canvas school house, which I think I started during NaCraMaMo TWO YEARS AGO. I'm at the assembly stage, but I hate the assembly stage, so I haven't touched it in ages. Hopefully NaCraMaMo will give me the push I need to finish it!
However, day 1 has come and gone, and so far all I've done is read through the next part of the instructions. But that counts, right??
Hello! I'm kymellin/kym/Kim (depending on the situation). This is not my first year doing NaCraMaMo, and it won't be my last to not complete the month. I wasn't going to do anything because I have revision surgery on my left foot scheduled for the 20th if I get approved. But I have a lot to do before then, at least half of it craft-related. I am an old fat woman in Arizona who is tired of not being able to walk or stand for any length of time. I've been mostly a hermit for the last decade due to chronic pain and the last couple of years I have been trying to work through that pain with my crafts.( Stretch Bracelet: Carved Bone And Red Tiger EyeCollapse )
Today was World Card Making Day. I did not make a card. Unfortunately the weather was super blah and I was feeling poorly, so I was only able to get a little crafting done. On top of that, light disappears pretty fast, so I would not be able to get a good picture anyway. I test cut a new alphabet that I designed on my Pazzles. I have been making more and more SVG files for sale. There seems to be a real untapped market for them and I can offer more than just clip art :-)
This year during NaCraMaMo, I have some jewelry sets I want to complete that I think I didn't do last year, finish stitching The Sorceress, make earrings to sell during the Gift-Giving Season (I really didn't make the CA BOE happy enough last year!), get my website up to sell the above-mentioned earrings, do finishing work (wash, iron, back and frame) several cross stitch pieces and four latch hook pieces, and fix a couple of pieces that I really want to wear again.
I think I'm a little ambitious!
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I'm now starting the bottom of another letter! :)
I've been crafting semi-regularly, but less than I'd like (as always, it seems!). NaCraMaMo always seems good for kicking off regular crafting again, especially as we go into the Gift-Giving season.
Who's going to join me in the NaCraMaMo challenge?
Somehow I had dropped enough stitches that I was short seven stitches. So I had to pull. And pull. Down to row 3. :(
Then today when I got it out, I had the "brilliant" idea of taking the loose yarn of the skein so it would be easier to work with.
Yeah. Won't be doing that again.( frustration ensuesCollapse )
Took me an hour to untangle it all. I almost gave up and cut it twice.
But I got four rows done. I started at six, so I'm back up to ten!
- Current Mood: hungry
I couldn't find a pattern that I liked, so I made my own.
I have never made a blanket, or a pattern, or done lettering. With the help of a program online, I was able to make a pattern. I had to tweak it a little, but I'm happy with it now.
Hopefully my finished project will turn out!
- Current Mood: optimistic
- Current Music:The Princess Bride
Day 24 - My Mom needed a new lanyard, so I strung her one from beads in my sorting box. (I really didn’t have time to rummage through my collection to design!) The only bead not from the sorting box is her signature pig.
Day 25 - I attached the findings on the lanyard. (My eyes are getting too old for fine work at 11pm!)