A Little of Everything

A Little of Everything

Hiya folks!

Well, it’s been a little while since I’ve posted on here but make sure you like my Facebook page (through the button on the right) because there are varying posts appearing on there as well.

In the time since I was last on here, I have not been idle.  There has actually been so much going on that I’m not sure how to update you on all of it.

I guess I will start with the big news.  There is a store in Toronto that is now carrying my crafts!!!  They have some of my cards, cowls, monsters, owls and explosion boxes!  I am so excited about all of it!  The store is called Freedom Clothing Collective and you should check out their site (I’m actually featured on their blog right now)!  It is a super interesting store with handmade goods from lots of local artists.  The first time I walked in there, I was glad I was there for business because I would have spent so much time and money going through all their wonderful products.  I am very happy and lucky to be part of their “collective”!!

What else?  What else?  Well, I was part of another project this past year that has recently come to fruition.  My name is in a book of cross-stitch patterns!  The book is called “Star Trek Cross-Stitch” and it was a collaboration of members from the forum Sprite Stitch.  The founder of Sprite Stitch, John Lohman, wrote the book, created a number of the patterns and enlisted a few of us from Sprite Stitch to cross-stitch the projects being photographed for the book.  Most of the patterns were created by him but other members from the site also contributed some patterns.  If you cross-stitch and like Star Trek or know someone who does, this book is a must!  Here are the pieces I stitched for the book!  🙂  Please forgive the terrible pictures.  They were photographed a lot more professionally for the book!

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The last thing I’m going to share with you today are the baptism invites I was asked to make for a friend.  My friend and his wife recently had an adorable baby girl and I was so happy and honoured to make the invites for this special occasion.  The first picture is the invite.  The second is the house of invites I made after finishing 70 of them!   It was a very simple design but, I think, subtle and pretty!

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Okay, I think you’ve probably had enough of me for now.  I’m off to write another post so that you won’t be kept waiting so long next time.

Have a great day and I’d be happy to hear what you think!

Convention Swaps

Convention Swaps

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Okay, so I’m about 3 months too late on this one but I wanted to share with you today some of the swaps I made for the Stampin’ Up! Convention I attended in July.  You saw pictures of my disaster of a living room while I was making them but did I ever share with you the final product?  The one above is the 3×3 love note card I made for an organized swap.  I love 3×3 note cards.  It really doesn’t seem to matter what  you put on them or how you make them, they are always adorable!

I also signed up for another organized swap that made full-sized cards.  This was a super wow swap and I poured my heart and soul into making those 20 cards.  And guess what?  I don’t have a picture!  OOPS!!!  Let’s hope I remember it enough that I can make it again another time.  Silly Lindsay!

In addition to the organized swaps, I also made 100 general swap cards.  These cards I swapped with anyone and everyone I ran into at Convention.  Some ladies made hundreds and hundreds of cards but I wanted to keep my sanity so I decided to make 5 designs and 20 cards of each design.  This way I wouldn’t go too crazy making a million of the same card.  Here are some of my general swaps.  Apparently I got so excited that I forgot to take a picture of one of these ones too!  Am I getting old or something?  I hope you like them!  I tried to vary the styles and keep them fun, while still simple.

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Happy Fall

Happy Fall

With fall right around the corner, now is the time for me to get organized!  I have lots of exciting things coming up in the near future which I will be thrilled to share with you over the coming months!  Just stay tuned!  Just a little tidbit for you…I will be sharing my very own carved stamps, some new knitting and lots of very pretty cards!!

The monsters…they have grown!

The monsters…they have grown!

One of the things I need to get ready for the Stampin’ Up! Convention next week is gifts for the lovely ladies I will be staying with!  Since only one of them looks at my blog, I am free to share what I made for the other!

I present to you, my new monster!  Look how they’ve grown!  Isn’t he adorable??  I love his little pants and pockets.

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I totally have to make lots and lots more of these guys!  They obviously take a lot more work than my little ones but, I think, worth it!!

What do you think of my creation?  I’m so happy I bought “The Big Book of Knitted Monsters”!!!

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!

Monsters and Owls!

Monsters and Owls!

Hi folks!

I’ve been keeping myself very busy lately with new knitting projects!  I figured out last week how to knit monsters and owls!  Odd combination but they have one thing in common, they are both super cute!!  It’s so much fine seeing these little guys come together over the course of a few hours!  Definitely fulfilling work!  Hopefully all my little creatures will find happy homes!  And here they are!

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Any suggestions on names?  🙂  I plan on making lots more where these came from!

I hope everyone is having a very happy long weekend!

Quilting!

Quilting!

Quilt #2 is underway!  Aren’t the colours and fabric just so much fun?  People keep asking which kid the quilt will be for – and well…if it’s for a kid, that kid is me!  I can’t wait to start sewing and that’s not something I ever thought I’d hear myself say!

Technically the first quilt I made hasn’t been finished yet but I couldn’t wait any longer to start working on this one.  Hopefully I’ll make some good progress today.  Fingers crossed that it looks as good in reality as it does in my head.  I’ll keep you all posted!

Oh, and I found a good use for some of my pottery.  They hold fabric scraps really well!  🙂

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