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Showing posts from January, 2014

To Cold To Do Anything But Create

Well it's just way to cold to even think of going out if I don't have to - and I don't. So I spent the morning sadly cleaning house. With that evil necessity behind me it's time to make a little time for playing. 

I need to cut the rest of my big hexies for that quilt and get them all stacked up so I can go to town on it this weekend. My goal is for the top to be done by Sunday! Keep your fingers crossed. 

We have a new crochet instructor at JoAnn and I just fell in love with this hat Michele designed. She brought one in as one of her samples at the interview and I just couldn't put it down. We finally decided that we would swap a hat for one of my necklaces and she made this one for me. I've had it on the past 2 days and it is very warm along with being so beautiful. I am just crazy about the texture. Something I'm not used to seeing in crochet. You can see her work here

Well I need to get my poly clay out of the oven - stay warm.

Wonderful Weekend

We had a really nice weekend. Hubby works so many Saturdays that it's rare for us to get to do things together but he was off and we met up with my sister and her family for a fun outing to celebrate her birthday.
We started off with a trip to the container store (I'd never been there) it was quite overwhelming. I saw tons of stuff I wanted but they are a bit high in price but so very nice. There were having a sale on one brand that I liked and did buy a metal basket that is the perfect size for storing fat quarter sized fabrics.

After we plundered around in the store for a good while (till little Ian & the husbands were bored stiff) we went to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch. That of course was most yummy. On the way home hubby and I stopped at Home Depot and I picked up the other shelves I needed for completing the organizing of the fabric room. I refolded fabric and sorted it for what seemed like hours but it's all in order once again.
I found half finished project…

Little Bit At A Time

Well the dog bed fix worked out well and my little friend seems to like it very well with it's new very soft pillow inside.  

After I finished that I started on the craft room upstairs and worked on it for about 3 hours. It seemed at first as if the only thing I was doing was moving stuff from one side of the room to the other but I did finally start to see light at the end of the messy tunnel. I was able to get the part done where my accuquilt goes. That meant that I could try out the new hex dye today!

Here is what it looks like on the cutter.  There is one spacer in the middle and then the blade then another spacer. If you leave out the inside spacer it will  cut out a hexie with an open center. I'll try that next time.
I found during my organization attack a stack of D9P that was started over a year ago. It became fodder for the new dye. 
This will be our new table topper for the dinning room table.  Yep it's pretty wonky but hey consider the source. 

I even did some organizing …

The Calm After The Storm

With the Holidays behind me it's time to get a clean start on the new year. After all the shows I did between Oct - Dec my jewelry bench looked like a storm hit and the sewing room is well - just horrid. So I started getting things organized a few days ago so I'll be ready to start creating in a good clean space. 

One reason I need to get the sewing room in shape is I have 2 projects for this weekend.  My sweet little friend seems to have pretty much ruined her bed by trying to dig a whole in it. 

As you can see it's a big mess. So I got some denim at 50% off yesterday and will recover it with that. I also lucked up and got the doggie beg insert for half off too. 

While cleaning up my jewelry bench I had to make room for a few new toys. My sister gave me all these brushes and dabbers for Christmas and the cool old King Leo tin. The dabbers and brushes will be used to add the wonderful patinas to my metal. Once the guilders paste gets on a stencil brush it's pretty much for that co…