Friday, February 20, 2015

One Little Word 2015!

Yes I am doing One Little Word this year!  No!! I haven't actually started anything except to pick out my word:


Stay tuned for more information:
Supplies so far:
  • Teresa Collins Studio Gold album
  • WRMK  8.5"x11" 9 pocket page protectors 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

I made a planner, totally not my style

I admit it!  I am a total bandwagonner on some trends.   Last year in the midst of buying my house, I realized I had no organization at all.  No way to keep track of due dates and appointments and just general time management chaos.  So I got a planner.  In October, I took it one step further.  I decided my own custom calendar inserts.  I loves them.  They are fabulous and look elegant and make me happy.  They exist in a cheap looking red DayRunner planner though.  I hates it!  I really hates it!

I recently came across the Midori Traveler's Notebook via one of my favorite scrapbookers, Marcy Penner.  I love the ease of the system and how easy it is to add and remove notebooks without the big bulk of rings.  I thought PERFECT!!  Then realized the pages are only 4.25" wide and my custom calendars that I created (literal blood, sweat, tears and many cuss words) and LOVED would not fit if I bought the notebook off the shelf.

My solution!  Design my own!  Mission accomplished!!! But the fabric I chose is totally not my style.  So it shall sit and look lonely.  It is a custom designed Midori style notebook which holds insert notebooks of 8.5" x 5.5" size with a little bit of wiggle room on the ends for tabs.  It has interior pockets on the cover and three elastics.  I am proud of it, I think I did a good job designing it.  My sewing could have been better.  Live and learn.  Just not my style.  Stay tuned for the next installment.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pink Typewriter Cross Stitch

I have been itching to get back to cross stitch.  The problem?!?  The totally crappy designs in kits at my local craft stores.  I mean seriously!  I think most of the designs sold there are from when I originally learned to cross stitch in the late 80s.  

The solution? I bought a pattern online and purchased the thread and cloth separately.  Cross stitching is cheap!  I had no idea how cheap.  Fulfilling too!  I am well on my way at getting this project finished in no time flat, just TV watching time.

I plan to frame this bad boy and use it as decor in my craft room.  The teal/aqua of one of the hearts is a great match to the paint color of my craft room walls.


Pattern:  Pink Typewriter from the Tiny Modernist Etsy Shop
Thread:  DMC floss in 760, 3712, 3713, White, Ecru, 445, 907, 3849, 347, 3023, 3799
Cloth:  Generic Aida 14

Monday, February 16, 2015

Rainbow Hat!

So funny story, I knit this hat twice!

I was cruising around the craft store with my friends, Holly and Dee Dee and we ran across this beautiful yarn from Lion Brand, Landscapes in Promenade.  I had to have it, I had to make something with it.  I was a woman on a mission to make myself a hat from this beautiful yarn.  

I picked out the Noro Spiral One Skein pattern from Ravelry (user name Angievcrafts) and away I went.  I quickly cast on and then after the ribbing promptly frogged it cuz that is always how I roll.  It was too small.  I started again with an increase in stitches and quickly knit the whole hat.  I made a mistake about halfway in and put a decrease in the wrong place but didn't notice until I was starting the decrease.  After knitting it all up , I came to the heartbreaking conclusion that I had decreased too early.  The hat was no where deep enough to fit on my head.  Because the hat wasn't deep enough and the mistake halfway through and the general looseness of the stitches, I ripped it all out and did it all again.  Pretty huh?

*tap, tap, tap* Anyone in there?

I admit it!  I suck at blogging.  I don't consistently craft so it is hard for me to get into a habit to put stuff on this blog.  Plus it takes time.  Time management is not one of my strong suits.  I don't think anyone is reading this stuff anyways.

That all said, I want to blog... err, I mean I want to share what I am crafting.  So here is my plan,  I am going to make this place very photo heavy.  When I start a new project, I am going to post a picture of it here with minimal details from my phone.  I will try to remember to add work-in-progress posts too.  When I finish, I will post those pictures if I remember.  If I have time or the energy, I will go back and add the details to the posts.

Are you ready? (Am I ready? Can I do this?)