I will never understand the fact that when I have lots of time to work on the things I love to do, I don't. Last week I was so busy with so many little things, and yet I managed to accomplish an insane amount of crafty nesting projects, decluttering, baking, and cross stitching in addition to my normal domestic bits and outside obligations. So weird. I think the lesson here is to just stay busy, and the creative bits will follow!
So first up, I made a new bed for Libby. This was fun, mostly because I used a thrifted sheet and too small duvet. The best part was I started and finished it in the same evening.
I love the fabric - I think if this sheet was on my bed I would be too happy to sleep. So far no problems with the dog. We keep this bed inside her crate where she sleeps at night.
On Thanksgiving weekend I stitched up this cute freebie from My Happy Memories blog. I am still deciding how to finish it, but so far pin-keep is holding in at number one.
The lettering isn't really crooked, I just have to stretch the fabric out.
In other stitchy news I received my Halloween Ornament exchange from my swap partner.
This is what Julianne from California sent me:
Of course the treats are looong gone! Actually she sent four lollipops and only two made it into the picture:O Thanks so much Julianne!
Here is what I sent to her:
The lollipop isn't really Halloween themed, but is made from maple syrup and that's the Canadian component!
It was a really fun exchange and I want to thank Kim from Wisdom With Needle and Thread again for organizing it.
Someone gave us a box of miniature chocolate bars at Thanksgiving; I used most of them to make Candy Shortbread Bars from Martha Stewart and they are fantastic. This time I put some peanuts on top to cut down on all the chocolate a bit: I will definitely do that again!
I think what I'm most excited about is may latest Pinterest inspiration project. I have been looking at all sorts of organizational ideas lately, and the idea to organize the console of my car seemed like genius.
I know it doesn't really look like much, and I didn't take a 'before' photo (who would do that anyway?) I will say how much nicer it is to retrieve my sunglasses or find the hand sanitizer than it was before. I made the organizer out of an aluminum foil box and some black duct tape. You can't get much more thrifty than that! Putting the CD's in a fabric case freed up the most space, and it just happens to fit perfectly next to the organizer. I love it when Pinterest works for me!
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