Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Crafty Wednesday

"How many scarves does one girl need?"

As many as lip glosses, of course!

Hey there, stranger!  It's been a while.  Have you gotten the flu bug that's been floating around?  My husband and I both came down with it last week and took turns alternating with the tissues and the soup.  Reminded me a little bit of the episode of Sex and The City where Charlotte and Harry both get food poisoning the same night and end up asleep on the bathroom floor holding hands.  Ok, the flu was NOT that bad!

Back to the point (and off Sex and The City for once ;)), I made another scarf today!  Something about scarves being so comfy and beautiful, and the fact that the weather outside is starting to look like spring, and the way that the flower petals are swirling when they come off the trees...... flowing scarves and spring just kind of go together, ya know?

Polka dots take center stage in this infinity scarf

Bright blues just look like spring and much-needed sunshine!

Ugh..... flowers are SO gorgeous!  Just can't get enough.  Flowers and polka dots...
Is there anything better?

What have y'all been up to?  Our household is recovering from the flu that hit us last week.  And by household, I mean house.... leftover soup is leaving our fridge, we are running through the last of the kleenex, and the stack of laundry is slowly getting smaller.  I guess all that energy you feel when you finally get better is much needed ... you need it to catch up on all the things at home and work that you missed when you were sick!

My body just doesn't like sicknesses... one day of loopy movie watching, and I am done!  There's so much life out there!  Let's get better already! :)

Hoping the germs stay away from your family!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Crafty Wednesday

"Do one thing a day that scares you"

Crafting today was REALLY fun!  It was fun because I did something I am a complete novice at!  Do you ever try something new and scary just to see how it turns out?  I love learning new techniques, but today, I did no research - I just dove right in!

After circling the paints section at Michael's (picking up different paints with each rotation, like an indecisive vulture), I brought the colors home, and laid out the brushes and canvases.  Er...

Now what????

I had no idea.  So I decided to make two canvases: one that looks earthy and another that looks like the sky.  
Here is what I see in a ground:
The earth one just had to look like lava at the bottom - I mean, that's what underneath us, right??  And there had to be assorted spots rising to the sky because the earth sends us nutrients.

 And here's my view of the sky today:
 I was thinking of the winds and clouds moving quickly and sporadically outside today.  And in the pink, I saw the change to night time.  It is so nice that spring is here!  Last night, I spend the evening laughing with my in-laws while eating dinner and watching the breeze blow the sky into pink then dark.

And then, as it was so beautiful being on the patio, I grabbed one more canvas and splattered paint on it!  Seriously, I had so much fun following curves that I saw in the paint, feeling the breeze outside.  Here's what happened from all those taps of brushes:

I think I like this one the best!! :)  Maybe it's just because it reminds me of enjoying the spring weather.
Now to find where to hang these sweeties up!  As silly as they look, I love them!  They all remind me to try new things, to not take life too seriously, and to enjoy the moment!

One day that you feel a little grumpy, or on a day that you are feeling particularly courageous, go out and try something new!  It doesn't have to be big: a new dish, a new experience, a different route.  It may just add some sparkle to shake up your day!



Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Crafty Wednesday

"Love is the thing, you know"

I have been on a marathon watch of all the Sex and the City episodes and movies.  After a month, I am done with all six seasons and the first movie!  They are so good!

I made this week's craft while watching the first movie, enjoying some girly time at home!

I punched out 5/8'' circles out of card stock in violet, teal, dark blue, and light blue.

I then glued two back to back on a string and hung up the strings to make a curtain!

The next photo looks so gloomy, but in real life, the circles look like rain in ocean colors!

A few things I will say about this project:
-BOY! Did it take a long time!!  The hole punching... the gluing...... so make sure you are enjoying a nice movie if you decide to do this!  This project is a little like knitting or crocheting: fun, relaxing, repetitive, and best done with a great movie and a nice drink at hand.
-I LOVE the colors!  They are all randomly placed on each string, and the string is barely visible, so it looks like there are colorful floating bobbles in front of the window!
-I had completely forgotten what it is like to have glue stick ALL over your fingers.  Remember that feeling from elementary school?  Or if you are a teacher or a parent with young kids, this is probably a typical thing for your fingertips!