We’ve (my sister and I) decided on an approximate start time of 12 p.m. tomorrow. We’ve laid in the snacks, coffee (“Why have a cup of Joe when you can have a cup of Gevalia?” Indeed, sexy man, indeed.), and energy drinks. I have the books (goodness knows, I have the books. All over my apartment.) and one of the audio books came in (let’s hope another shows up as I’m frankly not too jazzed about the selection that arrived).
It occurred to me today that perhaps I’d be better off taking a book fast (channeling Gilmore Girls here) in order to better prep myself for the oncoming feast. Yeah. Right. Instead I’ve been indulging my inner book whore and have jumped from read to read. I don’t believe I’m overestimating when I say I have a good twenty books cracked open at the moment. When each started getting good I would realize that I should save it for “when I’ll really need it” (hour thirty-eight, I’m talking about YOU) and then I’d pick up another.
In order to counteract the loosely stacked piles of books waiting to crash down upon some poor soul’s head, I decided to craft. I’ve been working on a doll design (inspired by my love of poppets) and have one stitched up (all prototypes go to the girl chit) that is coming close to my vision. Check it out on my Facebook page (not my public page which you can see linked over there <=== in the sidebar) for a couple pics of the unfinished beauty (or beast, as the case may be…) : Muttix Onlymuttix Go ahead. Friend me. You know you wanna. ;)
Off to clean the apartment and then CRASH so I can be all fresh and energized for the 48 Hour Book Challenge!!! (Check out that link for three reasons you should participate!) As always, I’ll be blogging my way through it so look forward to my ‘tired to the point of exhibiting drunken behavior’ posts once I pass that 24 hour mark. This year, I refuse to fail. I will read 48 complete hours.
felt banana, felt broccoli, felt brownie, felt cantalope, felt carrot, felt cheeseburger, felt crafts, felt eggs, felt food, felt green beans, felt loaf of bread, felt milk carton, felt onion, felt persimmon, felt pineapple, felt popcorn, felt potato, felt quiche, felt root beer, felt tamales, felt tea bag, felt turkey dinner, felt waffle cone ice cream, felt watermelon
It hasn’t escaped my attention that many of my “good number of viewers” (I’m not even going to mention the number as it is embarrassingly small) stem not from a search for “witty, talented, beautiful Muttix” or even “stuff of legends” but instead from some variation of “felt crafts” or “felt food”. So fine. That’s what you want, I’ll serve it up. You know, ’cause I have a bit of the block anyway…
Check for another installment of felt tutorials tomorrow (which won’t be so highly food focused). As always, you can search the blog in the sidebar, or click the tags (which are kind of dirty and need cleaning up). And one day, I’ll get to updating that Tutorials tab… Ah, dreams.
In an effort to further organize my life (I’m flighty and disorganized by nature) I’m going to commit to even more challenges: this time with a crafty slant. WIP (work-in-progress) Wednesdays is just what it sounds like, a day to show what is currently on the hook (teehee) for the week. This week I have two things going.
And a baby blanket in progress for my friend’s baby. I love the middle yarn (bamboo mix) so much, I’m thinking of projects I can do in the future with more of it.
Here it is, part two of today’s tutorial blast. If you, like me, are rather far behind on your Christmas crafting, pick one and get to it!
It was my intention to put up a link page of tutes every day in December. Well, we all see how that has been going. But to make up for it today’s post is HUGE. For those with slow connections/checking this out on your mobile, I’m breaking up the post into a few posts so check back often today to see all that I’ve found.
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If you’re anything like me, you’re behind in your Christmas decorating. I’m a down-to-the-wire kind of gal, so I tend to thrive off of the last minute rush. however, it also means that I don’t get to enjoy as long of a Christmas holiday as I would like. This year, I vowed, this year I would be on time. Before time, really. I would have my handmade Christmas complete with decorations and gifts and it would blow everyone away.
Yeah. Not so much. Anyhow, my tardiness benefits you as in my search for the quick, simple, and beautiful I’ve found plenty of links to share. Keep scrolling…