Yarn! If you know me, you know this is kind of a big deal as I'm so not a yarn girl. Once, about four years ago, I tried to have my then 11 year old daughter teach me how to knit. It didn't work. Then I tried to have her teach me how to crochet, it didn't work either. She was a good teacher, I was just an uncoordinated student. So, I figured that fiber crafting was just something that was not in my blood. Besides, I do a lot of other things and knitting and crocheting are just two more hobbies that I don't need. Well, fast forward 4 years and I am blessed to have a job where I get to touch yarn all the time. It's so soft and the colors, oh the colors! I love them all lined up and coordinated. But still, I don't know how to use it.
I do know how to use my imagination though and looky, looky I'm putting this fun Wool-ease yarn to work. If what I've dreamed up in my head works, I've already got my next set of colors picked out and may just make a bunch of these. We'll see. Sometimes what I dream up in my head doesn't communicate well with my hands.
It's a slow process, I just do a little here and there but I'm loving it so far. Plus, I love the colors all in a row. It's pure eye-candy for the creative brain. I'm guessing you are curious about what I'm making, no worries, I'll keep you posted and will share it soon.
Home Decor Samples: I admit, I have a new addiction! It's another visual one, look at this stack of fabric! Jo-Ann's is clearing out a lot of their Home Decor fabrics so they are selling all their sample panels for only $2. Umm, ya! I kind of went crazy. Yesterday a bought a small stack and then I bought more today! These are fabrics that range from $14 - $54 a yard and are really nice upholstery fabrics so buying a sample square of them for $2 is awesome!. I already have four projects planned with them - I promise I will show them and even do a tutorial or two. Stay tuned.
Simple Jewelry: I know I said above that I need to update you on things that are NOT jewelry but I have been making jewelry so it still needs to be a part of the catch-up. Have you made these bird nest necklaces before? They were the trend awhile back. I made a bunch over the summer and, I must say, they are very, very easy to make. I can do them in under 5 minutes. Anyway, I love this necklace because it's springy and the three little eggs remind me of my three little chicks, I mean daughters.
Family Life: Speaking of daughters, look what one of mine did for me. I mentioned I'd like a picture of a temple in my living room so when I got home from work today, this was waiting for me. My Miss M painted it. She's dabbled with watercolors before, mostly just playing with them, but she has officially only had ONE watercolor class - it was last Thursday. The subject matter is the temple where my husband and I were married 20 years ago. I was floored. Such a nice thing for her to do for me.
Ok, I think that catches us up. I'm off to work on my creations now. Later gators!
Oh, oh, oh!!!! I almost forgot - I've got a fun little Easter project in the works too. No sneak peaks on that one, you'll just have to wait for the finished project. :)