Monthly Archives: August 2014

Craft Update – Month of August

Well. It has been a while since I have been here. I apologize to my followers and normal readers. Life took an unexpected turn starting at the beginning of the month, and I am finally able to sit and write.

Unfortunately, August 7th, we lost my dear mother in law to cancer. Needless to say, things have been busy, my creative juices were a bit dry for a while, plus there was a last minute trip to another state 15 hours away.

We are all adjusting to our new normal. Slowly. I am adjusting to not only school starting, and all the insanity that comes with that, but also trying to figure out the new dance schedules, timing of things, as well as trying to help keep up my father in law’s house and other errands he needs help with.

Crafting did have to take a back seat to most of this, as I’m sure you all expect.

So, here is what I have been working on. All of the shimmer overlay stitching is done on the ballerina’s skirt, and the backstitching has barely been started. I have two pictures for you on that one, since in the overview it is a bit harder to see the sparkle.

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Since we were limited on space for packing, I decided not to take her with me on our trip. Instead, I took the purple shawl/poncho I had barely started a couple months ago. One panel is now done, and the second has been started.

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The other thing I somewhat forced myself into, was organizing my floss stash. I have been slowly buying the colors I don’t have, so obviously I can get a full set, but also have whatever I might need at my fingertips at all times. I have loads, and I mean loads (over 100) patterns for miniatures on my computer, so my plan is to work up a lot for gifts, and to sell. Now that I officially have my Etsy shop open and a few things on there, a lot of my crafting time will be split between making for myself and gifts, and making for the store. Happy to say though, all the floss I have bought is now wound on bobbins, labelled, and organized, numerically in three (so far) boxes.

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I also have loads and loads of patterns found, some yarn bought, and, new kits from my crochet of the month club that are waiting for me. I’m thinking I might have to swear off sleep for a while lol. I’ll post another update with all of that so I don’t bombard you all with a million pictures in one post.

Smile, it just might make someone’s day brighter. And hug your loved ones tight.


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