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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Update

I feel like I've been doing a lot of updates and not much actual crafting or blogging.

My apologies.

So, here's what's going on.

My husband, Dave, and I have recently (as recently as of this past Saturday, June 18) moved from our rental home to my parents home. My father has normal pressure hydrocephalus and his health has slowly deteriorated and my mother needs more help. This means Dave and I are now living in a internet-less cramped room (9'x13'). It's not too terrible. And it will get better. It's new and adjustments have to be made.

Good news is we both felt this was the right decision for our family. Yes, it will be difficult, but we will also be able to save some money, (school or for a down payment on a house). And my mom really needs help and we feel like we could support her.

Dave is working full time (part time job) at a local 7-11 and I am working at both of my part time jobs. It's going to be a busy, long summer, but in the fall things will get better.

So a few things I am planning on working on with my free time (since I won't be binge watching Netflix!), I want to start planning. I made my own planner, but I've decided to buy one! And I want to start/finish a quilt I have had in the works. And read more. Lately I have only had time to listen to audiobooks. And I would like to read.

In this move and downsizing I have been going through stuff and deciding what to keep, what to throw away or donate. I want to be a minimalist (difficult cause I am crafter and a disney tsum tsum collector), but I love the idea of digital content and how we can save things to the cloud. So, I have saved a bunch of letters that my grandparents wrote me.

I miss them every day. I was thinking about them today and just started crying and I wrote this on my phone:

 "I miss my grandparents very much.
I think missing people is the worst.
The people you love move on and your heart "want to march where they are", but you have to keep loving.
I typed living, but phone typoed. And it's true.
I am lucky for the beautiful memories I have"

I remember I read something that said Great Memories mean Great Love. It still makes me sad that I can visit with them.

I suppose this is suppose to remind me to spend time with those I love but instead it just makes me sad.

haha. Well, this has been a weird blog/blurb. :) Don't worry. Everything is fine.

I hope you all have a great day.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Craft Dice


Sometimes I get in a craft slump, does this ever happen to you? If it doesn't, I'm totally jeally!

So, in the attempt to help inspire me to craft, and to step outside my comfort zone by creating CRAFT DICE!



Wha-whaaaat? you ask. and then you think: BRILLANT! It's kind of like Greeting Card Bingo. Well, I went to a craft store and picked up some wooden blocks. I decided to create two dice. One with craft goals that I have: work on project life, my memory dex, do wall art, etc. And the other dice (and I have two blank ones to add more) to decide mediums. I thought using mediums that I want to practice and, also, ones I am not using very well right now (Ahem, quilling).

I used a 1.5 inch hole punch and then drew pictures with multi-liners and copic markers to color them.

Here's what I made:

Originally I painted the wooden dice white. I disliked that. Blech.

Painted them gold. I LOVE GOLD. I should have accounted for smudges, but guess what,
 I am NOT a perfectionist and I don't mind. :)
two other (blank) dice, the craft dice, punch and paper :)



I thought this would also be really fun for Periscope and YouTube videos :)

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Craftathon '16


I have been doing really well with crafting lately. I feel like doing things for me have really kept my depression at bay :) It's pretty awesome. I wanted to say YouTube videos and Periscope, but I am doing that. You go, Glen Coco! :)