Monday, March 20, 2017

Crazy Week(end)

Last week was such a crazy week, as far as me being off my routine goes.  My daughter was gone for spring break, I traveled to work with my husband, and then I had a couple of days where Mama came to stay with me.  I'm so behind in my blog reading I am not sure when I will catch up.

 However, I did have a great week. I continued to work on the usual -- eating things we have on hand, using up craft supplies, etc.

In the food department, we ate everyday...lol...something and I cooked it from ingredients we had on hand.  Of course, I didn't keep a list.  I remember making a big pot of soup for one day and eating on it for a couple...lol.  We had fried chicken in there somewhere.  Oh, and chicken pasta from the freezer.

 On the craft supplies, I actually worked on 4 placemats that I have had lingering in my stash for years.  They are a Christmas pattern, and I always tell myself I'll make them for Christmas decor.  Yet, when Christmas time rolls around I'm too busy doing other things to finish the project.  This year I am going to get them ready in advance.

 I also made a trip to Hobby Lobby while Mama was visiting. I did buy a few things that I needed.  I'm trying to be careful and only buy things needed for finishing an ongoing project.  I bought three packets of bias binding for the placemats and a rotary cutter blade.  Then I picked up three skeins of yarn for ordered projects.  (I'll share those in a second.). I also bought two pieces of decor.  Both were marked down, and they are designated for the top of a shelf I keep in the upstairs hall.  


These are the projects I bought yarn for -- mermaid tail cocoons and matching headbands.
I've sold three and had an order for a fourth.  (I am buying more yarn for the fourth today.)
They're sized newborn to 3 months and go up to the underarm....most people are using them in photos.

Then one of the pieces for the upstairs shelf was a "color me" canvas.
I settled in with my favorite markers and colored these cute little birds.


3 comments:

  1. Oh! I love those mermaid tail blankets. Too cute! It's nice to be too busy rather than bored out of your mind. Good luck on more sales!

    Hugs
    Jane

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  2. Those baby mermaid tails are adorable!

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    1. Thanks! I'm working on downsizing the pattern to make one for a doll baby now. It's a custom order, but a pleasant math project.

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