Friday, October 30, 2009

Felted Stone Rug

I'm loving this project. How beautiful is that?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Some great places to visit

There are countless craft sites to peruse, and many of them are updated daily. I know I manage to find something I'd love to work on at least once a day.

Here are some links from my favourites list:

Today featuring hand-shaped meatloaf!
Craftzine blog

Today featuring Super Mario cross-stitch!

With her adorable 'Where the Wild Things Are' inspired banner

This site totally appeals to my super-frugal nature.

Too cute! And made from scraps!

Many, many paper toys to make. Love!

Obviously, I could keep this up all day. I can't, of course, because there are boys to feed and rooms to clean and life to keep up with. I've got a few small crafty things on the go, and hopefully I'll have something that I've actually made in the near future.
Until then, enjoy the links.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Why craft?

Next project! A currently non-assembled selection of prints for a baby quilt.

Have you ever tried to explain your craftiness to non-crafter-types? It's painful. For everyone. The non-crafters don't understand the time and effort taken. It seems so boring to them.
I don't know what to say in this situation. I love to take on a craft challenge or project.
How do you explain something so fun, so gratifying and so rewarding? I guess you don't.
What I would love the most is more time to take on new projects.

I have 2 little boys, aged 3 and 1, and I'm a stay-at-home mom. The whirl-wind of the last 3 1/2 years has made time a blur and leisure projects a pipe-dream. But, recently, it seems like there might be a tiny light at the end of the tunnel. It's still crazy here, but it's almost like I can foresee a creative window opening in the near future.

This blog will be primarily dedicated to projects and artists and pieces that I love, with an occasional entry of something I managed to do myself. There are so many inspiring craft places to visit on the web, it seems a shame not to pass them along.

Thanks for looking.