Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I'm so bad

I know I should be blogging.  I know I should be crocheting.  I know I should be tatting....well I have been crocheting and tatting....

I finished making the parts for my next creation (it's not a bear and I can't say what it is cause that will give it away).  It's being made for the Thread Artist Guild 'Something Different" challenge.  So it can't be shown anywhere until I have posted it to them first.  However (here's the I'm so bad part)...I've been in an energy funk lately.  I think it's weather generated.  We've been having lots of rainy days and I just can't seem to find my 'start' button.

I have been working on tatting here and there and have some bookmarks, earrings and a bracelet done.  But they need blocking and photographing.  This is where the 'lack-o-umph' comes in.  So I'm gathering them all in one place and hope to have a nice bright sunny day soon where I'm full of energy so I can block these out and put my creation together.

Hang in there with me.  It will happen.  I promise!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Still Redesigning

I'm still working on my redesign of my new idea, but it's working out much better this time.  In general things are going slower for me due to recovering from my fall about 2.5 weeks ago.  BUT....I'm starting to really feel better.  Yesterday was a much better day painwise and today is starting off like yesterday.  :-)

I have managed to work up a couple more tatted bookmarks, just need to block them and take photos.  I've also been working on some crocheted cotton washcloths and have a few sets of those and some facial scrubbies to photograph too.  Boy am I going to have to set up a good photo session soon.  Maybe I can get some today if all goes well.

On a totally different topic....lately I've been having a craving that just isn't going away.  Cakes...cupcakes to be specific.  I'm not craving to eat them....oh no...that's not it.  I'm craving to MAKE them.  I don't normally do alot of cooking and even less baking so for me to have such a strong desire to bake is odd.  And what I'm craving to make is strawberry cake/cupcakes.  Why?  I don't know...lol...but it seems soon I will need to spend some of my time in the kitchen!  LOL we'll see how this experiment goes.

It's a beautiful sunshiney day today.  I think I'm gonna go soak up some sun for a few minutes then try to finish the parts I'm working on.  Then we will see what happens next....

Friday, April 8, 2011

Designing Dilemnas

I have a great little idea I'm trying to do.  Even found the perfect little accessory for it.  But when I stitched it up, it turned out TOO SMALL (is there such a thing?).  The accessory overwhelms it and I can't get another accessory in a smaller size, this is as small as it can get.  So off to the designing room to redesign and see if I can figure out how to make my newest animal bigger!  Sheesh!

In between resting periods for my injury (from the fall and rebreaking my tailbone) I've managed to tat up a few more bookmarks.  Need to get out the camera and have another photo taking session.  I've also worked up some crocheted washcloths/dishcloths and need pictures of them too.  Then all of that can go into my etsy shop ( http://peachtreecottage.etsy.com/ ).

The injuries from the fall are generally better even though yesterday was a really bad day for pain.  Overall I'm healing and hopefully will be back to full normal soon!