I was reminded by another 20-minuter that I hadn't shown anything for quite a while. True, I have been so busy travelling round the blogging world during the OWOH event that I have had very little time to post. And to craft, come to think of it. As I told the lovely lady in my reply, I seem to have spent most of my time preparing for little projects rather than actually doing them.
During my OWOH travels on the magic carpet, I came across so many jaw-droppingly gorgeous blogs which were such an inspiration, I really wanted to try a couple of things myself. Tags, for example, I know I made a few very basic ones for Christmas, but when you see the ones these fabulously talented ladies have made, they were like the attempts of a 3-year old.
So, my crafting session last night involved paper, a bit of ink and some punches. To make these things -
It is really quite good fun seeing these shapes popping out of the punch. I'd hate to have to do all that with a pair of scalloped scissors. I think I would probably throw a few wobblies, lol.
So tonight I set about making a couple of "vintage" tags, which were inspired by some wonderful people in blogland. Mine are still sooooooo amateurish compared to theirs, but I love the look of these things and will be making more, lots more, because that darned little bug has bitten me on the bum, lol
At least they give me the opportunity to use all the teeny bits of lace I have, and some of my MOP button stash, and, well, stuff!
It was a nice day today, just for a change, so my DH took the dogs out for a long walk and I was finally able to lay out all the granny squares for the wrap. Whose stupid idea was it to make the squares in groups of 4s and 6s, when the wrap needs to be 5 wide? I got pretty close to tearing my hair out, and in the end just gave in and went for more or less random placement.
But, I now have 5 piles of squares to sew into strips and then sew the strips together to make the wrap. All thats left then is to crochet an edging around the whole lot. Hah, thats all, lolol, its gonna take me ages! In the meantime, I would like to have a look around for a really nice shawl/wrap pin, I can sort of picture the thing I am after, just gotta find it. Anybody know of any cool websites for that sort of thing?
So there you go, I do do crafty things everyday, but I don't often have something to show for it, sorry, gals!