This blog started in January of 2011 as a 365 day project of creativity and using the otherwise unusable: paper crafts, jewelry, sewing, fiber art, pottery, and wherever else I might be led.
It is really now what I would call a journey blog.
Day 81: I think i helped my kids make "surprise" birthday gifts for me today
Tomorrow is my birthday....one of my thirty-somethings. I have crafts done today in addition to spending a large chunk of the day helping my kid with crafts that were very urgent and for an un-named special person. I love that they think this will still be a surprise! I also got nailed with a migraine this afternoon which I am hoping goes away now that I am going to sleep....it isn't full out and my meds got too it in time I think....we shall see if I still have it in the morning. I will post pictures tomorrow morning....I promise.
Photos added 3/23 at 8:15 a.m.
Family Sandwich....mom is the stuffing this time.....slightly squished stuffing.
Flat braid is flat....I don't like the color contrast....too busy, but I tried working the braid into Celtic knots for fun.....and it was fun.
Here is the start of my woven rope bowl. I used the leftover ball of rust yarn from the sweater (a few blog posts back) and just wrap around the rope, and then use a tapestry needle to jump a row toward the inside of the pattern to secure it. I just kept going around until I ran out of rust yarn, then I switched to a small ball of leftover green ribbon fiber.....and did a free open pattern.
It is probably not surprising to know that even though I have lots of work spaces, I do most of my crafting on my bed (you will see a lot of pictures with my quilt as a back drop). I just find that keeping my back rested involves me being in bed a lot....hence the crafts to keep my brain out of bed while my body is in bed. I think my creative streak is a great coping mechanism!
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My finished bowl.....I love it! More to come!