Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Crafty Creativity Update

So y'all may remember a previous post where I discussed my new flair for craftiness. Well, someone (yes, you know who you are) has been asking to see some of the latest cards I've made. Well, I've made three cards lately - exciting huh? But you should probably know that I've been so busy and my brain has been hurting so much that they were all the same card. I just used different colors. What can I say, when the brain is full, there are limits to the things I can do.

So here's some pics of the cards I made.

By the way I do have a slight addiction to my Sizzix products.... but never fear - I ALWAYS buy when they're on sale... for the most part. It's funny though cause as I purchase the cute die cuts I can totally see how I will use them in the future on a scrapbook page or card. I've been working on more scrapbook pages, but the problem is they take just a little longer and require more focus than making a card. So, yes, I am STILL in the process of scrapping our trip to Vegas... from last October... as we plan our trip to Vegas for this year. Aye yae yae, I've got to get moving on that. But anyway, that's just a side note.

What could be sidetracking me from getting this done other than the work trips and just plain brain tiredness, you ask? Well... in the midst of this, I have also decided I need to add another deminsion to my craftiness... or domesticness, if you will. When Paula - Matt's mother - was in town a few weeks ago, I got her to show me the basics of knitting. Yeah, it seemed pretty ok easy, but I did a little research online and it just seemed like most people thought crocheting was a little easier. And that's what I'm looking for - easy domesticness!

So now, when my brain starts to shut down and I just want to sit in front of the tv, I do this:

I know, I'm totally a Grandma - before I'm a Ma.

And yes, my loving handsome husband is AMAZED at my talent of being able to crochet and still watch the tv well enough to know EVERYTHING that is happening on the latest episode of Tori & Dean.

But I enjoy it. It's the first one, and I'm learning from a how to book. I started to follow a pattern and then realized I didn't want to focus enough to really understand what that crazy pattern was "saying" with all of it's *s and sc and dc language. So, I just made my own pattern! Therefore, I've decided afghan #1 will belong to Dixie. She won't care if it looks a little crooked or ghetto. She just wants to lay on it!

Anywho... so there's my update on craftiness. More updates on other genre's to come...


  1. You go, girl!!! We'll have you domesticated yet!!! I love crocheting although I quilt now instead - that's your next conquest!!!
    Love to ya'll

  2. Did you photoshop the photo at the top to say M <3 H or did someone really do that for you guys? Also, I"m way impressed with all this creativity... I have tried my hand at both knitting and crochet. Crochet is definitely easier, though I don't find that I have the patience for either. I like to be able to see the finished product within a short period of starting so I didn't stick with either. Glad you guys are doing well!

  3. Tella - I actually just talked to one of my co-workers about her showing me how next time we're both at the Montgomery office! Woohoo!

    Alison - Girl, I don't know how to photoshop to save my life. My amazing husband worked with the grounds crew guys to get that on the field when the team was on a long road trip. Pretty cool, huh?