Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Week 3

Another week, another hat!
Mmm I'm loving the scallops and I think I might even make a hat like this for myself!
I've got some pretty purple wool that would be perfect!

This week I'm working on something other than a hat for a change. Actually I've got a few things on my list, in terms of knitting and crochet. I've been meaning to get my hands on some pretty fabric and my sewing machine as well, just for a change. If only there were time to make all of the projects dancing around in my head!! (I'm already thinking ahead to Valentine's Day projects as well eek!)

Well, here's hoping I can be super productive the rest of this week while battling the cold I woke up with this morning!

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Week 2

So far so good...I made it through week 2 and successfully made another item!

I found this great vintage hats pattern with 30 different patterns, from the 1970's I believe. I chose a pattern that looked cute and added my own modern and personal touches, such as the flower and red stripe. It turned out very cute and can now be found in my Etsy shop!

On top of making this hat (which I finished early in the week), I also made 2 pairs of earrings for myself! Pictures to come soon for those as well.
Next up: Tackling a few projects I've been working on for a while. Maybe I'll start something new as well!

On another note, one of the blogs I read daily has been posting stories on Making Space for Crafting lately, and it has me drooling over the beautiful spaces people have created. I absolutely cannot wait to move to another apartment, where I will NEED my own space for all of my crafting supplies!

These rooms are particularly inspiring:

Ahh....someday I will have something like this!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Year, New Goals!

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In honor of the new year, I made a few new goals for myself. Among the standard things like losing weight, excercising more, saving money, and learning to cook, I've decided to make it a goal to make something new EVERY week (and hopefully blog about it). Whether I crochet, knit, sew, or make jewelry, I just need to make at least one new thing a week.

I know that this will be a fun goal, and is something that is very important to me, as I love to create and make! It seems pretty easy to me now, but I know that once I am in full wedding planning/preparation mode later this year I will definitely have a hard time with this!

So to start off the year, last week I finished up a pair of mittens for my Etsy shop.

I'm excited to see what kinds of things I'll be making this next year, and have lots of ideas and inspiration to get me started!
I hope this will allow me to remember that even though I'm feeling stuck and frustrated in my dead end job, I can still feel happiness and appreciate the beauty of each day through doing what I love to do in creating new things!