Friday, February 8, 2013

A day of rain, packing and crafty goodness.

Today it rained for the first time in a while. It was pretty cold and we actually saw some hail. With the move to Missouri eminent, I kinda felt like it was Cali's way of trying to prepare me for living where they actually have weather.
I spent the day trying very hard to dismantle my craft space. I have about 2 weeks left, and a couple of projects that I want to finish before I hit the road. I haven't told my hubby yet, but I plan to pack my sewing machine with me in our truck. I can't see myself trusting the professional moving company to get my machine to my new home safely.
I actually used my crafts to motivate me to pack more than I probably would have otherwise. I hate packing, and have been trying to avoid it at all costs. This isn't good, considering the fact that I'm really running out of time. I would only allow myself to work on my projects after I had a accomplished some clutter removal. Using this method, I managed to pack 5 boxes, mod podged some photo cubes, create 1 and 1/2 friendship bracelets and made the DIY bleached tee that you see here.
It's been a full day, filled with work, play and quite a bit of coffee. Oh, and I made Cuban styled arroz con pollo in my crockpot for dinner! Looking back on it, I rocked :)
Did I mention that my baby girl spent the whole afternoon crafting beside me? She is knee deep in some serious handmade valentines for her classmates. She has a duplicate craft bin, just like Mama. She doesn't allow me to help, but asks for design collaboration along the way. I gotta say, she has a vision and she works in a way more concentrated way than I do. Her work ethic actually keeps me going sometimes. Where I would otherwise stop, she wants me near her while she works, so I end up continuing with my work. I manage to finish more projects this way.
I love my kid :)
Well, it's time to end my day, so I can get up and do it all over again,

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

And so it begins...

It's been so long since my last post. I've no excuse except to say that life got in my way.
However, with the start of the new year and my new Blogger app - I have vowed to start consistently posting.
This new year finds my family and I on the eve of a huge life change. We are moving across country and away from the my family. We will be living in middle America on a 53 acre farm. We currently live 15 minutes from Disneyland in sunny So. Cal. So, this is going to be really different.
I have decided to document the process of this move. I discovered the SMASH line of smash books from K&Co at my local Michael's. I had heard a little buzz about this new, quicker form of scrapbook inch on a few of the blogs I subscribe to. It peaked my interest as I am not a scrapbooker, but do love to write, doodle and keep little odds and ends from big moments in my life. I am thinking that this whole smash book thing might just be the thing for me.
I'll keep you posted! :)