Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Painting, Painting, Painting

This last weekend I spend way too many hours free motion quilting.  I don't think I blinked nearly enough because my eyes are still feeling the effects.  I needed to get as much done as possible though because I only have two days this week with the kids in school full days.  Conferences start tomorrow, which means I only have about an hour and a half from the time I drop off the younger kids to when my older daughter gets home from Junior High.  I can get somethings done with them home, but I really wanted to try to get the painting out of the way.  Yesterday was painting quilted fabric, fabric and paper.  This morning was fabric paper.  Luckily I still had some quilted fabric and fabric paper in my stash, so I didn't need to do all the colors.  Now  I'm ready to move onto the stage of making gift tags, boxes, cards and a few larger pieces.  Make sure to notice the piles of clean laundry accumulating in the background -- I'm sure the mountain will only get bigger before someone gives in and helps me fold it. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

On the Way to Art-O-Mat

I really have been working.  The problem is that I haven't taken the time to document what I've been doing.  I manage to grab the camera and snap a few pictures, but they have been slow to make it on the computer and even slower to arrive here.  Last Friday, I sent off a big box to art-o-mat -- 100 Dreams, 100 I Felt..., and 60 Bits and Pieces.  I used all the little boxes I had and they fit just perfect in the box.  Now I don't have to worry about these for a while and I can concentrate on getting ready for two craft shows in the next three weeks and stocking my Etsy shop.  I feel sorry for the elves this time of year.  It can all feel a little crazy, but its fun and I love seeing the stacks of goodies I've created.