Today I was thinking about all the projects I have going at once, and instead of doing anything intelligent like, oh, working on one of them, I decided to write about them. I think I’m going to start doing regularish check-ins. Not weekly, but often enough to help you (okay, me) keep track of what’s happening in Hobby Hopping Land.
Nanowrimo – 20,000 out of 50,000 words as of this writing. I plan to tack at least another 2500 to that by the end of the day. This will put me 2500 words below the daily goal, which is a nice manageable gap to close.
Christmas Cards – about 12 out of about 50 completed. This is not as bad as it sounds, as all 12 of the cards completed are different designs, and I’ll be duplicating most of them for the remainder of my list.
Beer – Double IPA’s been in primary for oh, a month now. Need to transfer that to secondary ASAP. Maybe tomorrow.
Christmas Stockings – I’m on row 20 out of I don’t know, a hundred or something on stocking 1. I frogged the whole thing 4 times this weekend, but I think I have the pattern all figured out now, so we’re smooth sailing from here on out (I hope).
Ireland Scrapbook – Hahahahahahahahahaha. HAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahaha. Hold on. Hahahahahahahahaha.
Rooms in my house that are “mom could come visit” clean – none. Okay, maybe one. No, none.
Grad School applications – I don’t want to talk about it.
You know, maybe this was a bad idea. Let’s talk about fun stuff.
Michael’s is hosting an 7 week craft challenge on Facebook. Every Monday they post 3 products, and you have to use them together in a craft of your choice. Here’s my entry for last week, which featured glass ornaments, beads, and ribbon.
|Sorry it’s so dark. I really need to start finishing my crafts before it gets dark.|
This week’s products are scrapbooking paper, glue, and chargers. I’m not a big fan of gluing paper to things that don’t need paper glued to them, so I’ll admit I’m a little stumped.
Ornament – Clear glass from Michael’s
Ink – Pesto alcohol ink and gold alcohol ink mixative from Ranger
Ribbon – from my stash
Beads – red glass beads from my stash strung onto gold thread from DMC.
Also, today I made this really simple card using Be Good Journaling Cards from Cosmo Cricket. It’s a 12×12 sheet covered in blocks that are meant to be cut out and used separately. I did a little distressing to match the worn vintage feel of the paper.
|That gold thread is so versatile!|
Cardstock – Bazzil Basics Ruby Slipper, Olive from my stash, and journaling cards from Cosmo cricket
Ink – Distress Ink Fired Brick
Stamp – News Print from Impression Obsession
Thread – gold from DMC
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz blending tool and blending foam
Scissors (to fray edges)
Adhesive: scotch tape and Glue Glider High Tac