Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Craftiness

I love doing crafts of all kinds from scrapbooking and other paper crafts to jewelry making, to cross-stitch and all kinds of things in between. I come from a long line of crafty people from my Grandma who started me stitching a Winnie the Pooh dish towel when I was about 7 or so; to my Mom, the queen of sewing who is known to quote quite often, "If you can read you can sew;" and both my Mom and Grandma are excellent quilters. Then to my sisters, Kristen - the Princess of the Paintbrush and all her many incredible tole painting in years past, or now, the "collector" of all things scrapbooking. ;) She's still very crafty, just doesn't have as much time to do as much. And my younger sister, Leslie, as I posted a couple weeks ago, has taken Mom's "If you can read you can sew" motto to heart, and whips up all kinds of fun creations. She's also my scrapbooking partner and not only keeps her beautiful books completely up to date, she's been known to work on my kids books, trying to help me get a little more caught up. And that's just immediate family, add in my very talented sisters-in-law, and daughters and nieces, and we've been known to have quite the crafting fests. It's always more fun to craft with friends. I always have someone to call for "expert advice" on whatever project I'm working on. So here's my latest fun I've been having:

The first is a wedding present for a cousin. Now I just have to get the present to her. These notebook/journals were one of our group crafts a couple years ago. I'm just finally getting around to making myself one and with a few tweeks, one for Cheyenne, too. (By the way, family, I have a tab punch now if anyone wants to make more of these. Actually I still have some of the sticker tabs, too.)
Glass etching is my new found love. It is so much fun! I'm always on the lookout for something more I can etch. :)Now that I've cleared off my table of these fun projects, and I've done some cleaning out/reorganizing of my craft stuff, I'm itching to do some scrapbooking. It's been months since I've done anything, and my piles of pictures aren't getting any smaller. So that's my new goal, to do at least two layouts every week. Even if it's 15 min. increments, I think I can accomplish this. Then maybe I can get a little bit closer to getting caught up and Leslie won't have to do my books, too.

4 comments:

Mamma Mia said...

Well, the "if you can read. . ." also works for crafts, and you're the queen of that. This was a great post. Would you believe I bought a crafty-type, felt nativity set at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul today? I couldn't believe I was seeing a nativity in a Muslim city. It's great (as Curtis would say)!

Raddest Hathaways said...

Wow, thanks for the honorable mention :-) I hope to get back more crafty time in the near future. I have done a couple of watches since Christmas. I love the glass etching. Hey, I did get the large magnet board hanging in my office, it's not painted or anything yet, but it's up!

Leslie said...

Fun! I wish I was there and we could crop all night. We could be a deadly combination if we lived closer. I'm getting ready to put the sewing maching aside for a little bit and catch up on my scrapbooks.

Kimberly Job said...

Those are so cute! I love doing stuff like this too, but need to figure out how to find the time.

Thanks for commenting on my blog! :) Yours is amazing!

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