Weekly Craft Update – July 27, 2015

Busy! I know that has been my theme song this summer, but it’s so true! I do love it though. I don’t like being idle for long.

I thought I would take the time though to update you on not just the fairy this time. I’ve been hinting at other projects I’ve been working on. Smaller things that are more portable and quicker things that can be done in a sitting. So I am going to update on it all today.

First for you is the latest update on the fairy. She is coming along nicely, slowly, but surely lol. It’s usually at this point in a project like this that I start to get frustrated and am tempted to put it to the side. I am not letting myself do that, even if I only get a few stitches in here and there throughout the day, I am determined to get something done on it daily. So here she is…


Next thing I have been working on, is an amigarumi dragon for a friend’s grandson. He’s only a body so far, but I plan on trying to get the rest knocked out this week.    

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My more portable stitching project has been a stylized peacock pattern done in something called “bargello”. It’s actually fairly simple, and if it turns out like the picture, I will be happy with it. It will be the front pocket of a small bag, which I also love, because I just don’t think you can have too many bags lol.

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Last but not least is something I made for myself. A cute little bracelet from a pattern I modified. I am happy with how it came out.

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 There now that I got the pictures to upload properly… ish… lol I will close this out. 

Keep smiling, keep crafting, stay cool, stay hydrated and I’ll see you all next week! :D


Weekly Craft Update – July 20, 2015

So, I missed an update last week… Things have been getting busier and busier as we get through summer. I’m busy, the kids are busy, my darling hubby is crazy busy at work. Plus trying to de clutter the house and heal from a minor procedure I had done.  

With all this going on, obviously I haven’t had a ton of time to sit and stitch, or crochet much at all. But, I do have a progress update. I am making another amigarumi for a friend’s grandson. I will get pictures of that one as soon as I can. 

Picture for this week, of the fairy…

  
Little more work on her face, as well as the wings and background. 

Don’t forget to take a peek at my Etsy shop and eBay page, both links are in the about me, up at the top of the page. As I de clutter, more and more is being added. 

Keep smiling, stay cool and happy crafting!


Weekly Craft Update – July 6, 2015

I hope everyone here in the U.S. had a safe and happy July Fourth. Other than the little dog not liking the fireworks nearby, things were great here. Cooked out with family, had a few sparklers and watched everybody nearby shooting off all kinds of pretty things. 

Progress on the cross stitch was good this week, but was slightly delayed because I was “commissioned” to do a quick amigurumi crochet project for a friend. That friend is giving it as a gift, so I can’t post pictures yet until I know the gift has been received. It has inspired me though to try my hand at it again and pull out the steel hooks and old embroidery floss to see what some minis would look like too. As for the fairy, what work I did get done was mostly in the wings. So. Many. Colors. Lol. At least now you can see the top wing’s shape and slowly starting to see the background taking shape. 

So, here is your picture for this week…

  
Keep smiling, keep crafting, stay cool out there! Don’t forget, my etsy shop link is in the “about” section above and you never know what I might be listing next!


Weekly Craft Update – June 29, 2015

Another busy week this past week, but also incredibly hot, so whenever we were home I was hiding inside and able to get some real progress done. Mostly filling in parts here and there, but also working on more background as I get close to it. 

It is nice to be able to start seeing more and more detail come out as I go. And of course sharing it with all of you!

  
Keep crafting, keep smiling, stay hydrated and don’t forget your sunscreen!


Weekly Craft Update – June 22, 2015

Happy Monday everyone!

Busy busy busy week this past week, as well as a very busy day today (that’s why this is a little later than normal)

Not much to report, but did get some good progress this week, so I won’t write loads, just going to give you the picture, and call it a day…

  
Have a great week, keep cool and keep smiling!


Weekly Craft Update – June 15, 2015

Summer is definitely here! Temperatures are supposed to hit the 100s F this week, with indexes even higher. The pool will be getting lots of use I believe. The rest of the time will be spent inside, hiding from the heat. I am really glad I use LED bulbs in most of my lamps now so I can at least stitch without being under a hot light. LED has quickly become my favorite light because it is very clean and bright and helps when I have so many shades that are very similar. 

Progress this week includes we now have a general idea of where the other side of her head is, and some more filling in. I think because so many of the colors are very similar I am finding myself switching frequently because I start having trouble telling them apart lol. 

Here is your picture!

  
I did manage to get some old craft supplies on Etsy this past week as well, mostly beads and things like that, be sure to check it out, the link is in the “About” tab up above.

That’s it for this week! Stay cool, use your sunscreen and keep smiling! 


Weekly Craft Update – June 8, 2015

SUMMER IS HERE!!!!!

Both kiddos are done with school and so even though the calendar doesn’t agree with me, in my book, summer has arrived!

Needless to say with all the craziness this week, I didn’t get quite as much done as I wanted, but progress is progress. Every stitch counts, right? Baby steps, as long as they are towards the goal, that’s what matters. 

Here is the picture for this week…

  
Keep an eye on my Etsy shop too, I’ve been cleaning out closets and bins and things, so craft supplies I’m not using and have no plans for are going to go on there. The link to it is in the about me section up top.

Keep smiling and happy crafting!!


Weekly Craft Update – June 1, 2015

Last week of school for my kiddos this week. I am definitely ready for summer break. 

Been exercising more and it seems to be helping my wrists. I’m hoping that means I can hold off any surgical intervention for a while. 

Not much else to talk about this week. So I will just leave you with the picture and leave it there. 

  
Keep smiling and have a great week!


Weekly Craft Update – May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day everyone. Please, everyone, take a moment today to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of our freedom. Every one of the service men and women that gave their lives to make sure we have the freedoms we do today, and their families, I thank you.

Good progress this week on the fairy. Her face has had more work, as well as her wings and more of the background. A happily, one little stitch found on the left edge! I am a little worried about how quickly this is going to go. I have been having more and more problems with my hands and wrists, after being a secretary and bookkeeper for many years I think that dreaded carpal tunnel is starting to rear its ugly head. I’ve been wearing my splints every night but I may have to break down and see the doctor soon. Fingers crossed everybody that it will go away with more rest and things!

Anyway, the part you have all been waiting for, this week’s picture!

  
Have a great week everyone, happy crafting and keep smiling!


Weekly Craft Update – May 18, 2015

Hello my lovelies! Another week has gone by already, crazy busy as it was, it definitely passed very very quickly. DS had dance recitals this past weekend, and I am very pleased with his progress, and his recital dances were fantastic. Including some great jumps landed well, and first lifts done on stage. I am one very proud momma. DD had two of her exams last week as well, and her end of year theater program too. Never a dull moment around here!

I did have some time to sit and stitch though, happily, and although no more edges reached yet, the wings are coming along nicely and my little fairy is starting to get a face! Now that dance is off for a couple of weeks, I hope to be able to zoom through some more progress over the next couple of weeks, although I do have some projects around the house planned as well.

Here is your picture for this week…

  
Have a great week everyone and keep smiling!


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