Sunday, April 8, 2012

Finished Objects with Pics

I went scrapbooking Friday, and I worked on some pages,then I got bored.  I had bought a mini tray that contained boxes made by Tim Holtz for $3.50.  I decided to get that out and decorate it.  I used 3 Gypsies paper on the outside.  I used paper from Tuesday Morning on the inside boxes, and I used Tim Holtz distress inks on the inside of the boxes with tissue paper to apply it to get it in the nooks and crannies.  I think it came out nice.  I'm not going to put anything inside until I find the perfect trinkets to represent me.  I may even use some of my jewelry.  Here are the pics:

I recently crocheted a purse out of Red Heart Super Saver yarn using a pattern from Crochet magazine.  I decided to add a liner on the inside.  I made some changes to the pattern.  It called for 2 crocheted handles, and I bought a handle and only used one handle.  I also had some difficulty with the bobbles.  The article said to push the bobbles to the right side out; however, they don't want to stay. It still turned out pretty will though.  I just put all of my stuff in, and I will be using it.  It's much too pretty not to.

I am currently working on knitting a shawl.  It will be my first.  The pattern is from Vogue Knitting magazine, and I'm using wool yarn.  It already looks a little different from the picture, but I think it might be due to less tension on my part.  You can see the pattern in my knit.

I will be going scrappin again this Friday again.  I will have so much to show everyone.  I am starting on the books that I did years ago that aren't good for the pictures.  I want to put them on acid free paper.  We should be getting some new pics of our new boat soon if the weather turns nice.  My dh and I are wanting to get the boat out and have some fun and of course I'm looking forward to going swimming.  I hope that I can still swim in the lake with my fibro.  I hope that it's not too cold for me.  My dh make dinner for us tonite.  Ham and mac-n-cheese.  Neither of us is feeling well tonite.  Hope we feel better by Wednesday.  My parents are taking us out for dinner if everyone is up to it.

Happy Scrappin & Hookin,


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Scrapbooking With Family & Friends

I went scrapbooking with my mother and friend today for about 5 hours.  We had such a nice time.  I managed to start and finish a calendar, about 6 to 8 pages from last Christmas, and then we had dinner out.  We stopped by Tuesday Morning on the way home, and they have Colorblok Album kits on sale for $7!  I bought a black and white album kit.  I also bought hinges for an album and a tiny tray with the square blocks.  Both are Tim Holtz.  I spent $12 total!  I also spent about $7 at Scrapbooking Expressions.  I'll take some pics and show you later.  I'm way too tired and hurting too bad tonite.  I was baking the other nite, and something went to fall.  I whipped my head around to see what it was and catch it, and I gave myself whiplash!  Go figures.  I pulled all the muscles in my neck, chest, shoulders, and back.  The doc cracked my neck back into place, but I have to go to physical therapy.  I hate going to pt!

I am going to a scrapbooking session Friday night from 5pm to 11pm.  I'm so excited!  I'm a little disappointed with myself though.  I spent all of my money before I got to go to the knitting festival.  I was really looking forward to it.  I just can't afford it right now.  I did buy a wonderful crochet magazine and a knitting magazine and some yarn for a couple of projects.  That should last me this month.  I am knitting a wool summer shawl.  It will probably end up as a Christmas gift.  Anything you see on my blog or etsy can be made to order.  (just saying) :) I want to get to the point where I am designing my own crochet and knit projects. 

I really need to either start making albums or buying them.  I have way too many loose pages laying around.  I can't seem to keep up with them money wise.  I'm always too busy buying more product and developing more pics.  :)  Anyone else have that problem?

Gotta go.  It's getting late.

Happy Hookin & Scrappin,