sorry ya'll, I just have been soooo stinkin' busy the last couple weeks. Seriously. I start the month out with 5 or 10 things on my project list, then I volunteer for a few things, get a couple more assignments, fill in for a fellow DT member who needs to take unexpected time off, and BLAM!! the next thing I know, I've got more then 20 items on my list. NOW, I am sooooooo not complaining. I mean, I get paid for this stuff, and it's my pleasure to have this as an actual job now, not just a hobby. But I neglect my blog, I neglect myself, and I get antsy. I want to create things that I can't fit into my list of projects.
night, when the girls are finishing homework or getting chores done.
I'm fixing dinner and I'll get on pinterest a couple times a week.
That's when I get so inspired! I've been really into fabric projects
lately. and then, I think, well, I guess I'm gonna have to put off
creating that until I have time. Which, sometimes can be a whole month!
Sometimes I just have to create it, and I'll put my assignments aside,
just so I can get the thoughts of it out of my head. It's that whole,
moving on thing with me. I think the creation of something I am excited
to make takes up too much space in my head, and once it's inside there
it doesn't let me have enough space to create around.
I love when I
can actually create things for an assignment! that works out best,
because I can make it work and still make something I am excited about.
used my Cricut Expression to cut this Raccoon out for a project on the
Official Cricut Blog. I LOOOOVE how he turned out, and I love that he's
sooo dang CUTE!!
When I was selecting the Fat Quarters in the
store to create him, I just really loved that brown floral print, and
matched the rest of the colors to him. Now, Fat Quarters are about
$1.50, so I made him for less then $10. Plus I still have PLENTY of
fabric left over, I will definitely be using for more projects, which
kind of means they will be 'free' of cost!
So, back to choosing,
when I got these colors, I was not thinking that Annalise would be
totally SMITTEN with him, and then as I was looking for a nice
background for him, realized how well he completely matches her room.
See? Isn't he perfect. Btw- she named him Rocky! :)
yes, just in case you are curious, her pillows are made from
handkerchiefs that you can pretty much buy at any craft store. Both
girls have them on their beds, and I personally think they are perfect
for tweens/teens because hey- they are SUPA cheap- $1 each, and what I
do is buy two colors that match their rooms. Then I stitch around the
hanky about 2 inches in from the edge in a square. I stuff that and then
I stitch the outer most edges together. Now they have a cute pillow
that matches, and they can flip it to either color. Annalise has dark
pink/orange and lime/yellow. Alizabeth has lilac/blue and
So I hope you like my project, which is like two projects today, and no promises, but I hope I'll be back soon!!