Monthly Archives: June 2013

There’s always crafting going on…

There’s always crafting going on…

As I prepare for the Stampin’ Up! Convention in just a mere 3 weeks, there’s so much to do!  I’ve signed up for two organized card swaps, which means 35 super (hopoefully pretty) cards and then more and more cards for my general swapping.  Right now I have 60 cards made for general swapping.  I would like to make another 20-40 but we’ll have to see if I can come up with any other ideas!  So far, the card making has taken over the house.  I have supplies all over the craft room, the dining room table and now the coffee table in the living room!  How the husband puts up with me, I’ll never know.

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At the same time, I’ve also been knitting.  I finished my little birdie and sold it before I thought to take a picture.  Yay me…  Right now I’m thinking about what I’m going to make for my Convention roomies.  Am I going to knit, papercraft, cross-stitch, what?

Finally, I’m also participating in the monthly challenge of the main geek crafting forums that I love, www.spritestitch.com.  This month’s challenge is a video game logo/symbol colouring book. We were given outlines of a number of objects and we had to decide how we were going to colour them in.  We could use any form of medium but I chose cross-stitch.  This is the Aperture Science logo from Portal and I made it into a colour wheel!  I just love the colours.  It was so fun to make!

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Wish me luck with all the rest!

Crafting and Baking Fury!

Crafting and Baking Fury!

Happy sunny June everyone!

I hope you’ve been enjoying the weather, especially today, like I have.  The last few days we’ve had some rain but today, oh, it was glorious!

Just a little update on what I’ve been doing.  I’ve made lots more monsters and owls over the last couple of weeks.  I’ve posted some more recent ones on my facebook page (Stamps and Stitches by Crafty Lindsay) if you would like to see them.  I’ve also started knitting little birdies!  I don’t have a fully completed one yet but there are several in various stages of development laying around the house until I can figure out how to properly make a beak!  Who knew that I would have to try a dozen times to get it right?

Soon I’ll also be trying my hand a crocheting – something I haven’t done since I was 7 years old.  But I have the yarn and the pattern.  All I need is to learn how!  But can you guess what I’ll be crocheting first?  Yep, more monsters!!  🙂  I’m not sure what’s come over me recently with the monsters.  I also have a pattern for the cutest goldfish so you can expect a lot more plushies coming from me!  And if you’re interested in anything I’ve made and want to add it to your own collection, please do let me know!

Right now, I am writing this as I’m waiting for the oven timer to buzz.  I’m in a baking panic tonight!  I’m organizing a book/bake sale at my work so I have lots on the go. Just to give you an idea…I’ve made the brownies.  The double chocolate cookies are in the oven.  The chocolate chip cookie dough is made.  And I still have the cupcakes to start.

Oh, and tonight, I REALLY need to make an anniversary card for the husband.  The anniversary just so happens to be tomorrow.  Don’t you love procrastination?

Talk soon!