Thursday, April 29, 2010

Grannys :)

So last week I made one of my favorite things to crochet....granny squares!
I love putting together the colors and creating each piece at a time....details details.
Plus, they are just so darn cute and happy!
So I made a bunch and strung them together to make another bunting. Once I am able to take some better (non-shadowy pics) I will be able to add it to my etsy shop. So excited to be moving to a new apartment that isn't partway underground! I will actually have light for taking pictures!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Week 15

After buying the materials and letting them sit around in our apartment for about a month, Brad and I finally got around to assembling our happy spring branches on Sunday!

They turned out really great, and it was a really fun and easy project that only took about a half hour to complete (Glue gun + felt balls + branches = so simple!). Now we just need a pretty vase to put them in! I know they will look great in our new apartment, which we are moving into a week from tomorrow! YAY!
Unfortunately, this means my weekend will be full of packing and
I'll make sure to fit in some ample crafting time though. Plus, it will be totally worth it, because come next week, I will have my own crafting ROOM. Whoa!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Week 14

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I think this will be my mantra for the next few months. It turns out that wedding planning, moving, and the coming of summer is making us insanely busy! Ha! Who would have thought, right?
Anyways, I shouldn't complain, because while last week was crazy crazy busy, it was still incredibly wonderful! We were able to reunite with some great friends and family, two of whom we hadn't seen in over a YEAR! And even better, they might be moving to Chicago! I was also able to spend a few days with my best friend, which is always wonderful!

I somehow managed to squeeze in a few hours of crafting time (in between all this friend time and helping to paint 6 (!) rooms in our new apartment) and complete a banner/bunting to be added to my poor, neglected shop. This weekend I will finally have time to take some pictures and get some things listed, phew!

I am so looking forward to staying home and doing as little as possible this weekend. Catching up on sleep, crafts, movie watching, and maybe a little bit of packing in there somewhere.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Week 13

Another busy week....last week we had beautiful weather here in Chicago...70 and 80 degree the beginning of April! It was wonderful!
We tried to get out and enjoy it as much as we could. We rode our bikes, picnicked in the park, walked instead of rode the bus.
We also had some apartment issues (a kitchen sink that liked to fill up on its own, broken washing machine, broken oven) and went to our NEW apartment to start masking to get ready for painting this weekend.
Well, with all this business and pretty weather, it left me with little time or motivation to sit down and create.
I did manage to get in my one required project (another headband, with a bigger leaf!), but sadly have no pictures since it's been so gloomy and rainy outside this week (no sunlight for pics boo).

Instead I will leave you with some DIY wedding projects I'm considering!