Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Look Inside...

I know my blog hasn't been the most active in the world at all, but as I reflect on why is that? I realize that my passion is hidden under a bunch of problems, is like a mountain keeps on piling on top of my hobbies without letting me get to them.

Two weeks ago I took a part time job, after not working for 8 months, is really taking me off track. I already had that stay at home mom routine going for me, where I did the cleaning, laundry, dishes, shopping and even cooking done in the morning while my daughter was in school.  But now I am working in the morning and still have to keep up with the house all by myself, my husband just works way to hard, from 6am to 6pm with a bad back and now some broken ribs due to a car accident. So pretty much the house is all on me.

I try to set time aside at night to unwind and at least read or do some crochet, since I can't do the rest of the stuff I like, art journaling or scrapbooking, and I see why... for those things I have to set up a work space, a table or an area where I am going to lay my stuff down and dedicate a little time to it.

As much as I love to do all kinds of crafts: crochet, knitting, crafting with my daughter, embroidery, etc. my real passion is in Scrapbooking BUT my approach to scrapbooking is a little different than what you usually see out there; is a combination of Art Journaling (without the journaling) I just don't like that part, and the creation of my own embellishments, now THAT'S where my heart is. That's when, for reason, I get all energized just by talking about it :)

So you'll be seeing more of me now, as I unwind and tell you what's going on with my life, and how to I approach this problem I have, maybe you are or have been in a similar situation where we can relate and help each other :)

Thanks for reading my craziness as I look inside myself...



Thursday, January 16, 2014

Team Spirit knitted Beanie

My daughter goes to USF and was telling me that she doesn't have anything with the college colors, buying things in college and while going to college can get expensive, so I took the more affordable and entertaining route :)

I knitted a hat using yarn with her college colors

this is a picture she took herself when she got her beanie in the mail, isn't she pretty :)

I didn't have to much yarn left so I wasn't sure it was going to be enough, thank goodness it was.
I think I had about half a skein for it and it worked!

To make it I searched through the internet for a few free patterns and mixed a few instructions here and there, but mostly I used this pattern here to guide specially through the decreases.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog :)


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Two Minutes of Sanity

Yeah! This is all I did in the little time I had,
my two minutes of sanity help me keep a lot today :)
It's supposed to be a dolphin and a clam lol
I wish I have a little more time right now,
but things have been extremely crazy lately
Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Mixed Media: Using Paper Scraps

I decided to play a little bit with some paper scraps
I cut them all in strips
glue them to my little art journal page
and after it dried I drew some bunting with markers
some swirls on the border with a fine tip pen
the house with a pencil
the tree with colored pencils as well as the see-saw and the ball
I think is cute :)
Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year, New You!

I usually don't make a big deal out of New Year resolutions, I don't even set any at all.  But since a lot of things have changed for me in the last few months, I am going to do this different this year.

I am promising myself a less procrastinating year,

I am going to put in practice everything I learn and share here in my blog, like the techniques I see in the internet for crochet, knitting, embroidery, art journaling, scrapbooking, etc.

I am going to eat fruits and vegetables every day,

and drink water every day (I know this is not crafty, but I must do it, I am not getting any younger so might as well take care of myself starting now, and I can do it, at least drink water while I am doing my arts and crafts)

That's really all I can think of right now, but I'll add to my list as it comes to me :)