October 30, 2012

We're Almost Ready!

It's really no secret that we like to play with duct tape around here!  We found some fun, new Halloween prints at Michael's a couple of weeks ago and couldn't help scooping it right up!

Pardon the phone pics, they're a combination of my Instagram feed and the fact that I was too lazy to find the camera...

Isn't the candy corn the cutest?

This year is Chance's first (real) Halloween, at 2 months old last year he didn't really get to participate :)  This past weekend we made him his own trick-or-treat bag that should be sturdy enough to use for a long time.  He loved playing with it, so much so that I couldn't take it away to get a picture!  And the funnest part?  It glows in the dark! 

Hopefully his mom can pry that bag out from his little fingers and get Gramma some decent pics, he wasn't letting go of it for anything!

And then we played with it a little bit more...  You may remember Jocelyn's costume from last year?  Well, here's a little sneak peek of this year's in progress...

Any ideas of what she's going to be?  Let's hear them!  I'll share our full creation after Halloween!

October 17, 2012

It's Been Awhile...

I've been out of the groove for a bit... with the move and everything else my stitching/crafting mojo has left me for a little while :(  Well, maybe the mojo didn't exactly leave, just all of my energy did!

But we're settling in, getting unpacked and soon pictures & curtains will be hung I'm sure.  We are waiting on contractors to install new windows in the living & dining rooms.  That should happen within the next two weeks and then we can really get settled! 

All that said, the crafting front has been slow, with not too much to show for it, but there has been little snippets of things happening here & there!  Most of which I've been sharing on Instagram, but here's a little bit for you, seeing as I needed to dust off the old blog and get an update on here!


A wee bit has happened, mainly gridding fabric for a GIANT (to me) project I can't wait to actually start!  I need about 10 more lines of gridding and then I can get started with the actual stitching. 

I've also signed up for the next round of the Perpetual Christmas Ornament Exchange on the Hooked on Exchanging board.  Partner info comes out this weekend and then I can choose my design!


I dusted off the hook this last week!  It felt soooo good to play with yarn for a little bit, I put it away over Christmas break and barely have touched it since.  My wrists have been feeling pretty good over the last while so I decided it was time to test it out again.  I pulled out the blanket I have on the go and wow, I only had half a row left to finish for the body of the blanket!  Now it's weaving in ends & border planning time...  Thankfully I wove in most as I went along, I just got lazy towards the end :)

Afghan pattern from Dutch Girl Diary


A finish!  This was soooo much fun!  There's a group of us gals that get together once a month for "Ladies Night" and this month we went to a place called Crankpots to paint ceramics.  We got our pieces back yesterday and yaaaaaayyyy!  I am so in love with the piece I painted!  I think there's a few of us that are going to go back next week ;o)

I guess that about sums up what I've been up to.  I still haven't tackled the boxes that have been piled into my craft room...  I can't believe I have that much stuff!  There's likely some purging & definitely some organizing that has to happen in that space, but that's another post all in itself!

Happy Wednesday peeps!  Thanks for stopping by this dusty old space ~ I'm dusting it off, I promise! ;o)