Friday, February 27, 2009

Finally, some pics!

So here's what I've been working on these last few days.

They're decorations for E's birthday party. They're all in various states of done-ness (read: still not finished), and I have more drying in the garage but I thought I'd put these up anyways. Now, if I could only get going on the cake...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

quickie weekend update

Just so you all don't think I'm still slacking....

I did start a new knitting project on Saturday night. It's actually this exact hat kit, which my sister-in-law gave me several years ago as a Christmas gift. Yes, I know that I still suck for admitting that I've had it sitting around untouched for that long. In any case, I didn't get nearly as far as I would have liked (too much chatting, not enough knitting), and it's actually a far more complicated pattern than I initially realized, so I think it's going to take me a while to finish.

However, I did also work on some stuff on Sunday. T actually joined me for a rare joint "crafternoon," helping me out with prep for E's birthday party in a couple weeks. We're doing a farm/barnyard theme and since we had all these large cardboard boxes in the garage, I had the idea to make some large cutouts of farm animals.

Figuring out how to cut the cardboard into recognizable shapes took some thought since there was no way scissors would work on something so thick, and a box cutter would have made it hard to get clean curves. I toyed with the idea of using my electric carving knife (which is almost like a mini-saw), but then T solved the problem by finding a jigsaw attachment for his dremel tool. It worked like a charm!

I also got a base coat of white paint on everything, so now I mostly just need to fill in details. Lucky for me, I picked mainly white animals, haha!

Sorry, still no pics just yet, but I plan on working on them more tomorrow, so soon...

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Gah! I suck.

Yes, it's been over a month since I've posted anything. Again. I know, I suck. In my own defense, I've been a lot busier lately. Also, I've got a lot of half-finished projects, so I have been spending time crafting, just not finishing anything.

But today I'm turning over a new leaf! I'm done with traveling for a good long while, and I'm going to finally knock out some of those half-finished projects that have been laying around. I also have a TON to do leading up to E's birthday party in a few weeks, so you can count on the fact that I'll have something real to post before then. And I have a knitting night with friends tonight too, which I'm using to kick-start this. Woohoo!


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