Saturday, February 25, 2012

March Madness - WEEK 1: Paper

If you are like me, you are a big fan of sites like craftgawker, pinterest, and designsponge because they are packed with wonderful DIY ideas for all things crafty. Sometimes, however, I "like, pin, or bookmark" way too many things. Too many things to ever get anything made. Great ideas, so little time (hence, my title... Frantic Crafter).

So, I am going to do something about it.

Beginning March 1, I am going to embark upon a month of MARCH MADNESS, crafting style. Week 1, I am going to choose 7 simple projects that are made with paper, and I am going to tackle one each day. I am going to keep these simple, so that I am not causing undue stress with my little project.

Without further ado, here are my selections for Week 1:

Magazine Tree
Paper Quilt
Pillow Box
String-Tie Envelope
Wrapped Pencil
Enveloper Liners
Paper Punch Garland

My goal is to post back here each day with what I have made, but we'll see how that goes. You know... frantic and all.  ;)

Won't you join me? It does not have to be these projects, or even paper projects. Just pick 7 things off that list of crafty "to dos" and tackle 'em. Let me know how it goes!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pitchers and Catchers!

Yes, folks... it's that time of year again. Time for baseball preseason to begin. Pitchers and catchers report today for my beloved CLEVELAND INDIANS.

In honor of my all-time favorite sport, I have added a new line of bowls to my etsy store. Introducing....

Baseball bowls! Hand-knit and felted and then hand-embroidered. Go check them out!

Happy Spring Training!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Blue Park

Just a few pictures of our trip to the "blue park" yesterday. Ali calls it the blue park because of the color of the equipment, but after looking at the sky in these photos, I think the blue park has a double meaning.  :)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

SNOW, kinda.

We had an honest to goodness snow storm this morning! The kids were so excited... they moved just as fast as they could and put on all kinds of clothing and ran outside. See the heaps of snow? No? That is because it ended as soon as it started. I am a long-time snow hater, but even I almost felt bad for them.

Completely unrelated... look at these photos of my kid. I pulled out my REAL (non-phone) camera yesterday, and of course Ali was more than happy to pose for me. These 2 photos particularly stuck out for me. So very Ali.  :)

Happy Saturday, all!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

DIY Day - Paper Flowers

DIY DAY: Paper Flowers Roundup

I always have so many ideas floating around in my head. The great thing about the internet is that there are so many great ideas floating around out there. The bad thing about the internet is that there are so many great ideas floating around out there.

Sooo... I am going to attempt to corral some of those ideas into my blog for future reference for both myself and whoever else would benefit. Further saturation of the internet with good ideas. Ahh! 

First up: a collection of paper flowers. The links to the DIYs are located below the pictures. Enjoy!

Now go forth and make flowers!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Oh, Phil

He may have seen his shadow, but I'm ok with 6 more weeks of winter if it's the kind of winter we have been having so far! Winter without coats? Winter with flowers blooming outside? Sign me up  ;)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Juice box, baby

Ali, my little boot-loving girl, has also become very much a fan of top 40 type music these days. She knows the lyrics to a surprising number of songs, actually. It always amazes me. The other day, we heard the song "I Love Rock 'N Roll" (I think that is the name), and she sang along with her own twist... "I love rock 'n roll, put another dime in the JUICE BOX, baby." I laughed out loud. Try explaining to a 4-year-old what a juke box is. No clue. She could identify a DVD, an ipod, and the logo for netflix, but juke box? Not so much.  :)

In other news, I added a bunch of goodies to my etsy store this week. Click on the link to the right for a peek-a-loo.