January 30, 2012

Crafty Update

Still have good intentions of doing more blogging this year, really I do!!

My weight loss is moving slow but going in the right direction...I haven't really focused yet this year. Still down 20 lbs since last September though and that is great!!

Haven't been doing enough knitting to give an update but will change that in February! Here is where the first sock I owe my friend is...I am nearly ready to turn the heel on this one!!

I am also slowly adding a block here and there to this quilt, but have done no quilting on the quilt frame...that will change in February too, going to make these part of my routine and stay away from the computer quite as much in the evenings!! I am sure I will be on computer a lot still, but will make sure I spend some time crafting too!

I have of course been doing a ton of cards and layouts in my scrapping obsession.... I was wondering, should I add some Irish Paddy's Day cards to my never been used at all Etsy shop?? I have a few here I would be happy to sell if anyone is interested in would help support me in my new crafty endeavors...

I also have these Valentines themed ones:

I have started selling my cards at an art gallery and in my favorite cafe I go to each week :) I sold some over Christmas and a few commissioned ones so far, even the postlady bought one and then our delivery postman ordered one after seeing hers, love it!! These are the ones I sold to them...

I've also had several cards and a layout published in Enchanting Creations magazine...this layout (p. 60)

and these few cards: (pp 104-107)

There are so many other layouts and cards I've been working on this month it is ridiculous!! Eeks, I think I might need to slow it down a bit...There are still about 20 more cards I haven't shown but will stop now! Yes, it has taken over my crafting world, and to get a bit of income from it is awesome, of course I reinvest it into more supplies! I'll put a few collages of my January projects down below...
Tags and Other Projects...


And a FEW cards, yikes!!!

I promise to try and get into a rhythm soon of posting more...don't give up on me yet!

One More Entry for Unity Stamp KOM challenge

I had one more card that fit the challenge so wanted to enter it! A little Valentine themed one! Another crafty update coming up soon!

January 15, 2012

Unity Stamp KOM Challenge for January!

I have been enjoying receiving my kits now for two month and wanted to join in this challenge! Here is the card I created based on this sketch

There is always more to learn about stamping clean images but getting better each time I try...

I used my first nestabilities dies (labels 1) and tried out the stenciling with distress ink for the first time...I like the texture it gives!

January 6, 2012

Hello 2012!

I have great plans to do more blogging this year...

Wait, hold on, stop rolling around on the floor laughing!! I will try to do a weekly post on quilting progress, one on knitting, a round up of my cards and layouts each week, my main obsession these days... GREAT PLANS, I tell ya!! I am also taking a photo a day, and will do a blog post once a week to show those :) I'll be uploading them each day on Facebook too, so friend me there if you wanna see life in Ireland, the mundane, the pretty, the rainy...I am constantly aiming to lose weight and struggling in that battle but will try to journal that too in here...

So for now, I'll start with a collage of projects I've done since January 1st... I am a bit of a crafting fiend in between tidying the house and taking the kids around...

Here are my photos of the day so far, haven't snapped today one, but will be of the girls putting the Wise Men in the Creche before we take down the Christmas decorations tomorrow :)
The usual stuff around here this last week of holidays for the girls: playing, reading, crafting...mommy and girls having a nice chilled second week off after the hectic week before! One last playdate before school and the usualy frenzy continues...

Today we are finally emerging from the house after a few days of complete hibernation to go shopping for clothes and for goodies! Dave and I are both down a good amount and Fridays are our splurge day, so a nice treat for dinner, and our swimming and movie night planned for later too....a good way to end the holidays!