Thursday, September 23, 2010

{Makin' Stuff}

Tying up loose ends, finishing projects, starting others.
It feels good. Here's some of the latest ...

Christmas ribbon is stocked in the craft stores now. I was able to go buy what I needed to
finish the Christmas houses I made last month. I added tinsel to the rooftop and pom-pom
ribbon for ground level "snow". I sent one to Aidan and saved the other for gifting.

I knocked out a few cards, too. The "Oh, Baby" is a card I've made before. Why reinvent
the wheel, you know?

From baby cards to baby gifts we go. Some embroidery. I have these adorable but unruly
iron-on patterns that were on fabulous clearance for a reason -- they don't stick to the fabric!
But they're cute and look great on a onesie. So, I make them work. I stitched this crabby crab
by hand, referring to the pattern as a separate piece of paper. Meaning, it took a long time to
stitch this and was mildly frustrating to make. But I think my wobbly 'lil crab is cute, and I'm
glad I stuck with him. :)

Photo scanning. I'm collecting family photos for an album I have planned. I received another
batch of about 100 photos and scanned them. I'm still waiting on a few more, but I'm going
to start printing photos and making pages in October. I started planning and collecting for
this in June. So, I'm thrilled to be making some progress with it.

And I decorated for Halloween!! Love it. Love it. Love it. I basically put things in the same
place as last year. I added one or two twists, mostly to accommodate for changes we made
with the furniture. I promised myself I wouldn't buy anything new this year -- at least not
until things go on sale at the end of the season. (Such impressive restraint, right?) I'm
happy to have it all up early ... more time to enjoy it.

I'm off to get ready for a much needed date with my husband tonight!!


Ashley Sisk said...

You're so crafty...I think I'm going to have to learn some other crafts as my family quickly got tired of my photo-related gifts last year. :) Have a great weekend.

TruJen Phtography said...

I'm jealous! I have so many projects in my head I just need some time. Could you find someone to buy my house so I can stop cleaning it.
Anyways, fun stuff!!! Love the crab! I think I'd like you to make me one to give to a friend. I'm serious! I'll buy the onesies and mail them to you if you don't mind. I want at least one crab. :o) More later.

PS, funny you blanked out your address! he he he! I noticed! :o)

Ale said...

Hey Sam!

Loved your decorations! they are so f cute!
And all that progress on your crafts? I am so jealous! more because my beading room is still unpacked and I do not know when I will get to it. I will keep reading you to look for inspiration!

House of Foodies said...

So happy for you. I love getting projects finished, and even more love starting new ones. I need to get in the habit of 'can't start new before unfinished is done'. I am going to pick up Halloween decor from storage today on my way to the airport so I can start putting stuff up too. I'm with you 100% about enjoying it a little bit longer.