It is the end of year Huge Clearance sale in the shop. It is my time to clean some things up and you get a huge savings. I do not price the blankets much lower than this, ever! So stock up on cup cozies as awesome teacher gifts. Buy some blankets for the wedding season coming up and they also make great house warming gifts!
It is almost Christmas. I have done a little bit of shopping. We have put up the Christmas tree and the Christmas stockings. I have just shipped all the orders so far. I have two crochet hats left to make for family and friends.I can’t tell you how stressed the holidays have been and at the same time super fun and exciting. When I spend the month of December buying things, I also start thinking about spending a month using up my stash of supplies. Are you ready for another Use the Stash Challenge?
I am also thinking about next year and trying to decide if I am going to change things in my Etsy shop. This is always the time of year when I do that. I am considering some huge changes in how I do things. I have had more pulls on my time this year and those pulls are not going to go away. My supplies and scraps have been building up all year long and it is time to whip them back into shape or simply get rid of them. The Use The Stash Challenge helps me to clear out a ton of bits and pieces while pushing the envelope on my creativity.
The one thing that I am going to do is to have another 100 things in 100 days or the Use Your Stash challenge. I am thinking about making it bigger in some way. I made so many different things during the challenge and I got out of my comfort zone. There are so many different things on Pinterest that I want to sew or make. You can see them all on 100 ideas-for-using-up-my-supplies/ pin board. So please let me know what you would like and would you join me?
I am off to crochet two more hats and to watch some tv while I get it all done.
I also have two Minion hats to crochet for some close friends, so I have plenty on my plate and two Dr Who scarves to crochet for the family!
Wow, It has been almost a month since I have written anything for the blog. I have been incredibly busy and I am pretty sure that life is just going to speed up in the future.
We finally got our Christmas tree put up this past weekend.
You can’t see much about it and it looks department store pretty in this photo. The reality is that it is full of little kid made ornaments. Some from my childhood and some our kids made. Tons of glitter and glue were involved. Each year I try and make new ornaments for the tree but this year the ornament making is sparse.
Tuesday is our art class. My daughter and I take it together. It is very cool to see how differently we interpret the instructions and come up with completely different paintings or drawings. This is a watercolor/acrylic painting class and our teacher, Julia has been teaching us some basic drawing techniques as well as basic painting techniques. I tend to use too much water and my daughter tends not to use enough. So, we each have different failings and it is really neat to watch her learn and create. I have had basic drawing in the past but you can always learn.
We painted water color roses today. At least that was the most interesting part of the class for me. Frankly, I was more successful at this, than painting the evergreen tree with snow on it. I need to try it again and see if I can improve with time. Class time always seems short and it helps us to practice at home. I feel pretty good about it, though we only spent about 15 minutes painting them.