Friday, December 19, 2014

Boogie Like No One's Watching!

I hope you are all as happy to know as I am that my positivety (<---- apparently I made up this word as spell checker has not a clue what I am trying to say....) HAS RETURNED!!!!!  Right now Pandora is playing a song with the words "My dream is to fly over the rainbow" HA!  How appropriate. I know that is what most of us want, I also know that the drive required is difficult for some to grasp. (ME) =)

Although I don't have a plethora of things to share with you this week, I do have the finished red bag (which is on etsy now and already got a favorite this week!), I also have pics of another project I started for a shawl, AND I found the little hat I was talking about a few weeks ago.  The hat is an original creation, no pattern, just an idea turned real.  I still wonder if I should add a headband or just have bobby pins with it.  I also wonder if I could make another.  I wish I had made several when I made this one...  It is funny, at the time I made that and the snowman for mom I was crocheting a lot and I had a friend that would sit and crochet, too.  I don't know if having the friend helped me be more creative or just crocheting a lot.  It was probably a combo.  Lately most of my attempts at originality have not come to fruition as I have been unhappy with all of them.

  I still hope I can show you all the little snowman I made here soon.  Going to mom's for my b-day tomorrow, so I will bug her to try and find it, but she just moved a month or so ago, so I can't promise anything.  Hopefully I can give you photos of it for x-mas this next Friday!   I have decided, for the foreseeable future, Friday will be my posting day. That way I will put out a minimum of 4 posts a month.  I think that is enough to keep myself and others interested.  I just have to come up with something interesting to post every week.... I think it is a good goal, though. It Will hopefully help keep my creativity and motivation up.

I just discovered arm knitting, and it looks like it might be right up my alley, cause it is quick!  I have been wanting to make some cowls and I saw a tutorial on just that.  I just gotta brush up on those knitting skills, which is what I want to do, anyway.  I really want to get good at knitting, I just keep on putting it off.  Okay, one more thing before I go, as this is getting really LONG!  I am going to start a pair of Mrs. Mcawber's Limpet Mitts this week as well.  I love her blog and her work and I am late in starting, but better late than never!  Anyone and everyone should check out her awesome blog, it puts mine to shame!  I also absolutely love Snowcathcer because her writing and photographs are moving and inspirational! I may have plugged them before, and I probably will again, but these ladies deserve it! Shout out, ladies!! ~MUCH LOVE~

Here are this weeks photos:

Monday, December 1, 2014

Dancing with the Winter Blues

Wow.  I have been on such a roller coaster of emotions lately.  I know winter can sap your energy and some of your happiness, unless of course you love the cold! (I have a few crazy friends like that)  The thing is, I am usually not one who can stay unhappy for long, even if things are not on the up side.  But I feel myself staying in this state more often and I don't like it.  I hope I can pull out of it soon, and I would be grateful for any positive energy or prayers you have to spare.

I won't be posting any pics today, but I have been working a little on my projects, and I am happy to report that the red bag with the white stripes is nearly finished!  And I think the liner is going to turn out okay.  At least, not horrible for one of my few attempts.  I just don't know how visible the thread is going to be from the outside.  The thread is a reddish orange, which matches the liner almost perfectly.  But, the yarn I used is definitely a full on RED! I may have had a red hiding around here, somewhere, but I failed to think about going to look for it before I started this portion of the sewing... sigh.  I know it is there and different, so I see it perfectly.  I just hope it isn't very noticeable, or that it is not an issue when I sell it.  OOOH! I did positive!  I said "when" not "if"! That is surprising considering that is one of the things that is bringing me down.  I don't have a lot of items in my etsy shop, nor do I have the money to really advertise it, so I hardly ever get any sales.  Sometimes it makes me feel like I am not good at making things that people would be interested in buying...

Okay, this has been a bit therapeutic, so that's good.  I gotta get to work now... I am super late for the second day in a row. Sigh.  I will definitely have some photos for you next time.  And it will be of finished products as well as some other items I am working on.  Have a great day, everyone, and don't let the winter get you down, if you can! =)