Monday, January 5, 2009

Current Craftiness

Here are some photos of what I've been up to lately.

I'm hosting a baby shower on Saturday, so I made this banner for the buffet. I cut out the letters on different patterned papers and strung them together with brown ribbon. (Yes, I hand-cut the letters with an Xacto knife, my weapon of choice.) It didn't hang how I wanted, so I used painter's tape to get it just right!
(Note to self: put away the Christmas decorations in the formal dining room
before Saturday - and don't forget the Santa upstairs.)

As promised, here's a close-up of the bramble scarf, which is still a UFO (unfinished object). The color in the photo still isn't quite reality, but it's closer.

I'm also working on a ribbed scarf for Paul out of a charcoal gray merino blend. He has to travel for work sometimes, and everywhere he has to go is very cold this time of year. And, I've never made him anything, so I thought I'd do something for him. Mitchell is upset that I'm not making it for him.


Here's a close-up of Paul's scarf. The first photo looks like it's blue, but it's really a dark gray.



And, here's an altered folder I created. I adopted the word now as my word for 2009. I'm very good at procrastinating, and that's something I need to stop! Inside the folder is what I want to do now. It currently contains the notes from a workshop I took about clutter control. I need to get things back under control. It's amazing how the holidays wreck your home, your waistline and your routine!
BTW: The "Quick & Simple Clutter Control" workshop is online at Simplify 101. It was a great workshop, broken down into four weekly sessions. When I did the workshop before, I didn't devote to it the way I should, so I've pulled out the notes and am starting over. I'm also doing the "Organizing 101" workshop that starts Jan. 13th. Hopefully it will be just what I need to start the year off right!

25 comments:

Bride Sophisticate said...

Found you through SITS, I love your word for 2009, that needs to be mine as well!

From one SITSta to another, happy New Year!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those scarfs look great! Nice and warm!

Sarah said...

Congrats on being saucy! The scarf looks quite warm (although, it's 70+ degrees here, so I don't need one...) and I love the baby shower sign.

Elle MD said...

I can totally relate to getting more organized. I think I might check out that Simplify site you mention.

Congrats on your Saucy Blog!

- a SITSta

momto1 said...

Congrats on being Saucy!

I love your crafts---esp. the NOW folder. I have a desk that could use at least three folders like that to hold all the random stuff!

Cute idea!

HeatherPride said...

I love the scarf! Well, scarves, I should say! The baby sign turned out very cute, too!

CrYsTAL said...

Great sign for the baby shower. And kudos to you about making a scarf and such.

Small House said...

Not only do I love your word for the year, but I love your folder idea. I'm an idea stealer, and I may have to steal the folder idea.
Thanks,
Sandra

Aby Garvey said...

I love your folder and your word! Thanks for the workshop mention. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

I just took up knitting myself in December. Love your projects...and love having this new creative endeavor in my life.

Aby

Jaime said...

Congratulations on your saucy blog and for being so talented! :)

Complicated Mama said...

Congrats on being a saucy SITS Gal.

Love the de-clutter idea... I probably should book mark that site myself!

Sig said...

What a great idea! A folder named NOW. I might have to steal it. Although knowing me, if it is in a folder it is out of sight, out of mind ::sigh::

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

Congrats on being Saucy! ;) Love the scarves...and the NOW folder. I think I need to adopt that for my 2009 mantra, too! ;)

Melissa Papaj Photography said...

Found your blog through SITS! Love the bramble scarf!

Noah's Mommy said...

how stinking cool are you....crafty and saucy...my fave combination...

B said...

Your NOW folder is the greatest idea ever. I have a friend I am going to be making that for! Thanks for the idea.

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Lovin' the knitting!!! I'm also a paper crafter and knitter!!! Congrats on being SAUCY! Sending some SITSta love your way!

Anonymous said...

Visiting from SITS! Your projects are great, makes me wish I could knit!

Kandice said...

Excuse me for double commenting, but didn't get my name on the last one! Once again love your blog!

penguinsandladybugs said...

Hi there! I found you through SITS...and wanted to tell you I like your word for the year....I really like it. So simple, just 3 letters....but a great word!

mommytoalot said...

Wow, those scraves look lovely.
checking you out from SITS

She said...

Hi, I'm visiting from SITS too. The folder is very cute, and I'm impressed with your baby shower sign too!

jori-o said...

LOVE that folder. LOVE IT! Brilliant!

RebeccaMom said...

Congrats on being saucy! I love the bramble scarf! I wish I could knit more complex patterns like that. i am new to knitting, so I am sure it will come with practice...

Nice blog!

Paula said...

LOL the folder idea! I'm totally lifting that idea! THanks