Whoosh! It feels like ages since I have visited my friends in the blogging world, I miss you guys. I promise that I have been really occupied, see, it looks like there was an explosion in my craft area!! And it looks good here…
As I have been reflecting about my blog which I call Summercrafter it has occurred to me that I have mostly been quilting! (And loving it) But since my motto is Craft. Quilt. Unwind, I really felt like I needed to stretch myself a bit and get more balanced creatively. I like to do and learn so many crafty things and that’s why I started this in the first place, so I could post about all of it here. So the last couple of weeks, I have gone to explore some of my crafty counterparts and get busy with some paper crafts and other creative outlets that are also fun. I hope to make new friends and really make my blog a place for anyone to unwind creatively. I hope that’s ok with you all! : )
So this is what I’ve been up to! Setting up my December Daily album to document this month one day at a time and a 30 days of lists challenge which are really like journaling prompts.
I put all the Christmas Craft items I have collected over many years in this box for easy access. I wonder how much I’ll actually put in the books but I really enjoyed decorating them.
Here is the December Daily Album.
The theme I chose is Vintage Holiday since I’ll be making the quilt by that name (more on that soon)
so I thought it perfect to cover and embellish it with fabric from the Vintage Modern line by Bonnie and Camille.
This is the first page and a miniature quilted ornament I made.
Here are a couple of pages…
Okay, so I started with the last days of November, big deal! ; )
I’m including the top 5 from the 30 days of lists in this album apart from the journal.
And the 30 days of lists journal. Really I could think up 30 lists but the community of everyone sharing is really great!
I always have to have an intro page!
I just decorated all the pages with some candy stickers to continue the “Gingerbread & Candy” theme. Keeping it simple.
The first list was “Before the end of the year I…” And I am happy to say I have already checked off some of those things! Like finish the present quilt and put a pattern up for sale!
The second list was “Around the house…” which I rather not say what is lying around, that’s why I escape to craft. The new thing would be all the decoration boxes, train sets and craft room explosion! The third list is “This is the only time of year I…” which is mostly reserved for seasonal stuff like Christmas music, movies, shopping and my beautiful ornament collection that I enjoy seeing every year!
Some people are going all out making collages or doodling and some are just keeping it simple. It can really bring out the creativity once you get going!