Monday, 23 January 2012

Sketch Fun

I'm currently sitting a small town in cottage country...which I'm sure is far more happening in the summer time then in the winter.  It would be quite the winter wonderland here with dog sled rides and hikes in the snow, ice skating on the lake...if it weren't for the unrelenting rain.  Ugh!  It's been raining since we got here (yesterday afternoon) and everywhere is covered in slick ice, gigantic puddles and cold, slippery mud!  Not fun!  Today we've been stuck in the "2 bedroom villa" all day (the resort we are staying in is very nice and the big girls are quite excited to have their own "apartment" to pretend to own).  Here's hoping tomorrow will bring more fun weather!  In the mean time, to combat the cabin fever, I have spent some time doing more crocheting and of course making a creation for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge of following a sketch.

I am missing my home selection of crafting supplies so I am left with what little I managed to bring along (and borrow from my daughter's stash).  Here is my rendition.  I'm hoping for the always.  Wish for some sunshine and snow!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Rekindled the Hooking Habit...

So I dug up this pattern from the depths of my knitting bags and decided to spend some time on my lunch to be productive and make something cool for my girlies.  I've been meaning to make/get a hat like this for my girls for a while ever since I saw a little girl at church wearing one.  It's adorable!  So I had the girls pick the yarn at Michaels and then I sat down and started.  It took me about 2 hours 2 nights ago to make the purple one for C1 and just 1.5 hours to make the one for C3 (it was smaller).  I couldn't believe how easy it was and how cool it turned out!  I'm darn proud of the finished product if I do say so myself!  It's been a while since I crocheted something.  I made my sister a blanket 3 Christmases ago and I think that was the last thing I completed.  That project took some time.  This one was (relatively speaking) instant gratification! I needed another habit.... ;)

Monday, 16 January 2012

A New Year...A New Outlook!

Yup.  I'm one of those people.  Those people who try the whole "be healthier" mantra as a new year begins.  So, it's been 3 weeks and I can proudly say I have stuck with my plan.  No junk food, exercise regularly, scrapbook more, take my vitamins EVERYDAY and (hopefully) lose weight.  Keeping my fingers crossed for continued motivation.  It's been hard...especially with my hubby bringing home Lays Ruffles BBQ chips.  ARRRRGH!  My kryptonite! But I've resisted and I'll work on that.  Yay me!  Yay me for also finding time to get some crafting done.  Yesterday C1 and I spend nearly 2 hours in the afternoon in the craft room making cards and chatting while C2 and C3 took naps.  Good times!  Today C2 is quite under the weather.  Fever, throwing up.  Not pleasant.  She worries me with her little health issues. Be strong my little C2.  I'm here for you!
On a lighter note.  Here's a card I made for this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Spots and/or Stripes. I think you can figure out which one I chose.  As's hopin'....