This past year I tried to make as much time as I could for my own personal creative pursuits. I really do like creating things - for myself, for my home and for others. I always have several projects on the go at any one time - usually a knitting/crocheting one, a large sewing project and smaller gifts meant to be finished for certain people and dates.
I have selected a few my favourite ones from this year to show you here.
(Oooh!! I get totally giddy to see all the colourful bits and pieces I have put together all by myself!!)
Favourite Sewing Projects
Clockwise: ~ A hexagon stitching travel case - it held everything I needed to make hexi-flowers while we were on vacation in France. Perfect for day-tripping!
~My collection of hexi-flowers created on our vacation. I've decided that I will only work on this project while on vacation so it's put away until our tip to the UK in March.
~ Union Jack pillow ( with cute polka-dots, of course!)
~ Appliqued Foxy - he became a pillow for my living room.
Favourite Crochet Projects
Left to Right: ~ A baby blanket made with scraps of pastel yarn
~ My Cherry Heart tree skirt
~ A baby blanket made with Simply Crochet's Granny square App.
Projects for Kids
Left to Right: ~ An Eiffel Tower printed skirt for my daughter for our trip overseas
~ A Foxy pencilcase for my son who was starting first grade
~ A vest for a cute little family friend who was turning one!
Left to right: ~ An appliqued circle quilt in shades of blue and red
~ My chevron Christmas quilt ( I promised the kids a new quilt each year, and this is the Xmas 2014 edition!)
Gifts for Danica
(She is our new niece and we ADORE her!)
Left to right: ~ A newborn sized sweater given to her mommy Amy at her baby shower.
~ An afghan I created in pretty pastel shades to celebrate Danica's arrival.
~ This is the pennant decoration I made using my Cricut machine for Amy's baby shower. We had an autumn-themed shower back in September.
I promised myself I would take up a new "craft" during 2014. So, my daughter and I gave water colour painting a try. We bought a set of colourful paints, some new brushes and a variety of water colour paper pads. We painted whenever the mood struck us. Above are two "paintings" I did during the summer - one of a corner of my garden and the other of a foxglove flower we picked at our vacation home in France.
Well there we go. Two blog posts out into cyberspace. So far I have really enjoyed flipping through my picture files and sharing my thoughts that go with them.
I have many more posts flying around my head right now.
I REALLY hope I can keep this up after I return to work in a few days. It's easy to blog when one is on holidays, but will I have the energy after I head back to my classroom filled with 30 kindergarten children??
Hugs to you and yours,