On Sunday I received some sad news that Little Dreamer Designs is closing shoppe. I felt like the creative winds were taken out of my sails. It was the first and only place I sold my designs. I'm very thankful to Michelle Coleman (owner of Little Dreamer) who gave me the opportunity to sell there and grow in my skills. There's another opportunity on the horizon, so I'm thankful for that! Little Dreamer is having a sale right now on everything in the shoppe until March 15th!
Last night Quent downloaded a free trial version of Adobe CS5. I think he really wants to update our stuff, but maybe I'm the one dragging my feet about it? So I'm hoping to play around with digi today and explore the updated version.
I think it was on Sunday when I pretty much hogged this computer all day and I ended up scrapping 6 pages! I haven't done that in a long time! It felt really good to sit and play! Here is one of the pages that I created that day:
We woke up this morning to 4 inches of snow. Ugh! We didn't have any snow on the ground before that. Hopefully it will all quickly melt away. A year ago today it was already spring. I had already seen bumble bees and the crocuses were in full-bloom. When will spring come?
This morning I realized that I hadn't been creative yet this weekend so I asked Quent this morning if I could hog the computer and scrap. I wasn't feeling too creative, but I wanted to scrap. Have you ever felt that way? So when I saw this layout, I thought I would scrap lift.
I could have scrapped the pictures of when we went to the cave in so many entirely different ways, but I just wanted something simple and pretty looking. And since I'm trying to scrap in order (well, sorta), I decided to do that for the cave topic. There were several pictures that were taken when we were in the cave, but this one is my favorite and sums it all up.
Hello! TGIF! I'm SOOOOOOO glad it's Friday! I worked all 5 days this week and I'm SOOOO thankful the weekend is here. I'm looking forward to being as lazy as possible and catching up on some things. I have had little spurts to be creative this week (it was theraputic 'down-time' for me before heading to work), so I was extremely thankful for that. I'm in the last week of my first trimester, and already I'm finding I have more energy. Whoohoo! But a nap still sounds good right now.
Here's a page I worked on this week:
Also, I finished the gray shrug sweater I have been working on since June. I'm not impressed with it at all. I won't be posting any pictures of the completed project because there's no way I'm modeling that thing. Haha! I learned a lot while knitting it, so that's good. I've read a lot of bad reviews about that shrug and pattern, so I think it's just the pattern and not the knitter. Well, maybe both. Ha! I'm hoping to finish Quent's slipper (finally) this weekend.
It's been quite the week so far! I haven't had much time for anything, so I'm even surprised that I'm sitting here posting this. I'm waiting for something on the stove to finish cooking, so I thought I'd drop a post. Ha! Plus it's motivation for me to keep on scrapping. I created this quick page the other day using a Travel Along template, plus some other goodies from Designer Digitals. I caved in during their 30% off sale earlier this week and bought a few things I've been wanting to get there. I love playing with new digital kits and elements! Anyway...I hope you are having a great week!
I've been having a nice, relaxing weekend. I needed it! Next week is going to be a busy week for me, so I'm getting as much rest that I can now. I was looking through my memory card on my camera yesterday and realized that I hadn't posted about another hat/gift that I knitted.
Remember this hat (first picture below) that I knitted for myself back in 2009? It's my favorite hat since I can put my ponytail through the button holes in the back. I use it all of the time. Unfortunately, when I washed this hat at my mom's house in December, the washer attacked it, but it still works. Good thing I have a back up hat that just needs some buttons.
And here's the pretty 'green apple' colored hat. I knitted the hat pretty fast, but what took so long to finish was finding the right size buttons. The first set of buttons I ordered through Etsy from China, but they were too big. And so I had to search some more. I didn't want the average, everyday kind of button. I wanted something unique, made out of dark wood. These buttons came through Etsy from Singapore. It was well worth the wait. The details are found here at Ravelry.
One of the things I like about this hat is that it's long enough so you can roll it up, but still have it cover your ears. I don't like when hats are too short and they don't cover my ears.
Hola! Did you have a good Superbowl weekend? I was in the same room as the television during the game, but it was more like background noise while I worked on Quent's second slipper. I'm happy for the Packers and all of our friends from Wisconsin. Anyway, about those slippers: I finished the main part of the slipper. Everything was going well until the very end when you are supposed to have so many stitches. Let's just say that I had to undo some things and now I'm just hoping it all works out. So I would say I'm more than halfway finished with the second slipper.
The other day I received my box of goods from Knit Picks, now I'm just waiting to finish the slippers and my shrug (cough) before I start on those other projects.
And I am happy to say that over the weekend I finally worked on some digital designs! Whoohoo! I will show some of that tomorrow! I have so many ideas to work on now. Yeah!
And last, but not least, here are a couple of pages I worked on last week:
I just found out that Persnickety Prints is having a sale. You can see about it here. I recently had some pages printed through them and I like their quality. I've seen their kind of quality other places, but they have a good price and their shipping is very reasonable (even for Alaska!). So I would recommend them, and you can't beat a sale! Happy printing!
Hello! Happy Tuesday! I'm blogging since I had an unsuccessful time of trying to take a nap today. Someone in the neighborhood is doing some type of construction, so the noise kept me from sleeping. I really could use some sleep...
I created this page a couple of days ago:
My goal over the weekend was to finish Quent's first slipper and to finish the shrug. I finished one slipper (did I mention that already?), but I did not finish the shrug. But I finished knitting the 34 rounds! Hallelujah! The next step is to sew the sleeve seams onto the body of the shrug, but that first requires getting out the handy dandy iron and 'blocking' everything. I dislike ironing very much, and sewing seams isn't my favorite either (plus I probably need a nap), so I'm procrastinating (again). Maybe on my next day off....
I did make a decent size Knit Picks order over the weekend for some future projects. I also have some yarn in my cart on Jimmy Beans Wool, but I just haven't committed to that purchase yet.