Sunday, May 16, 2010

Stopping in to Say HELLO!!!!

It has been over a month since I posted so I thought I would catch you up on what IS going on since my BFF did my last post…*wink* Thank you Linda so much for posting for me during my big computer issues.  I think they are fixed now but what a messy I made of the large hard drive…too stressful to think about working on right now.

First, I have decided to take a summer break from designing. Life has just handed me a full plate and with trying to deal with emptying that plate, I need to just step back and look at the value of my time spent in all parts of my life.  I could go on and on with a lot of drama stuff here, but I will spare you from my DRAMA. This is my FUN place and it is suppose to be relaxing, but I have to admit, the more I think about it the more it STRESSES me out. SO…a break is what I have decided to take for the summer and really think about what direction I want my digi scrap hobby to take me.

I do want to share what I have been doing to relax in the evenings as I have been sharing an old hobby with my daughter Dusty, crocheting. It is funny that she asked me about this craft, as it was during my pregnancy with her I started this craft. I will have to dig out the baby set I made her I made as I awaited her arrival May 17, 1985…. Yes tomorrow is her birthday……. Happy Birthday, Sweetheart. I so enjoy having one of my girls who like to craft together.

HB-Dusty 

Credits: Sweet Pea by Pure Creativity Designs

Here is a crochet project I made my mom for her birthday, which was May 4. She so loved it!….cotton crocheted dish cloths. Asked her to use them as a test to see what all the rage is. They are on all the yarn sites and pattern books. I sure sponges with scrubbys on them…I am going to make one just to see what they are like. The hanging towels something else I would like to make myself…we will see. I do better making for others as gifts than I do for myself.

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I also Have been doing some sewing, which I made Dusty a Project bag for her crocheting…(I have also made Dusty a makeup bag and sunglass case for Mother’s Day which I still need to get a picture of). She had asked about a crochet needle case the last time I had gone to the craft store and they were just too much money for what You were getting and I also have the habit of saying to myself, “I can make that!”  It is away of talking myself of impulse buying…LOL. But I came up with this bag instead…it does both hold her needles and supplies along with her project. I am making me one too, I go to my sisters and older daughters to visit and I need something to carry my projects in as well…already have to fabric picked out. Thinking of making a weekend over night bag to match. (I know BIG ideas, so little time.) LOL

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I made my own pattern from looking at a few on Esty. They have Tons of cute crafty for sale and a great place for crafters to get inspired.

I have also been working on a baby set to Linda’s new Baby Girl, which will be arriving this summer. She is so excited about having a granddaughter and so I wanted to make her a special gift for her. I really want to surprise Linda’s as well, but I want to show you the CUTIEST little girls booties (and I wanted to show YOU Linda, but this is the only part you can see!…. as I told you on the phone, I want to do them in pink).

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credits: pattern from   Angels Chest of Treasures

I also have two lap size afghans I am working on…will share when they are done.

I haven’t done much scrapping, at least not as much as I usually do but have a couple of layouts I have done since my last post…..

Karely

Credits: Sweet Pea by Pure Creativity Designs Freebie, Thanks!

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CREDITS: These two were made with Bon Scrapatits “Heartfully Your” Bog Freebie

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CREDITS: Summer Surprise by Bon Scrapatit Design - Blog Train

Which by the way I don’t think I ever posted for my mom as I had forgot about it, Sorry Mom! I did surprise her with a spring flower delivery! But Linda did say I could share the scrapatit with you along with the word word I have made. I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s day and that Your support means the world to me. Until next time, which I hope to post an update monthly during the summer….Enjoy!

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