Trying New Things πŸ˜Ž

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

I may have mentioned my creative slump here lately.

I did come across this gem a few days ago…

Well, that sounds easy enough! πŸ˜…

But since I’ve pretty much tried everything out there, I had to figure out what it is I wouldn’t mind ‘sucking at’ πŸ˜‰

During my ‘Journal-making-days’ I did some collages. And did enjoy it.

So, that’s what I did…in big 😁

I don’t hate it πŸ˜‰

While drawing the ‘Yoga Lady’ as a finishing touch, I thought I’m gonna try my hand at drawing. I know I’m not very good at it, but I do love it. And practice makes perfect, right? πŸ˜‚

Clicking around on Pinterest I found the art of Sandra Silberzweig. She draws abstract faces. I was drawn to it because of the abundance of color, and – let’s be honest here – because I thought I might be able to draw something like it. πŸ™ƒ

Here’s my first try…

That led to another ‘portrait’…

She’s not the most beautiful creature on the planet, but I do like how she turned out. Okay… I might be a bit prejudiced 😎

So I will keep on drawing πŸ˜ŠπŸ’• Let’s see where this will take us!

The next project I’m working on is this blog. I would love to turn it into a ‘mostly books’ blog. Not exclusively…but definitely book oriented. 😍

I do hope you’re all good with that, and will stick with me on this journey. ☺️

Have a wonderful rest-of-the-week! Stay healthy my friends! πŸ’•

Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 1

Happy December my lovely friends πŸ’•

It’s hard to believe, but once again it’s time to open door #1 of our Advent Calendar 😍

Let’s see what surprise is waiting for you…

Image: gooDSGN
Isn’t this lovely? 😍

The DIY Instructions for this beauty and quite a few more calendars

can be found here (will open in new tab)

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday Season! πŸŽ„πŸ’«πŸŒŸ

Your Weekend Chuckle 😸

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Happy Sunday to you!

You know what’s coming…so put down your coffee (or any other beverage for that matter) – you don’t wanna have to wipe spots off of your screen πŸ˜› …and enjoy!

It’s a little bit disturbing πŸ˜…
Me too πŸ™ˆ
That’s one of those β€œI don’t know why I laughed” 😁
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

That’s all for today. I hope you were amused 😸

Have a wonderful m fabulous, sparkly Sunday πŸ’•

Your Weekend Chuckle πŸ€‘

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

I thought it was time to bring back the “Weekend Chuckle” 😁

I always have so much fun putting this together – I hope you enjoy!

First – put your drink down! Okay now…carry on πŸ˜‰

βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸŒˆπŸ„βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸŒˆπŸ„βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸŒˆπŸ„βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸ

This should be interesting πŸ˜…

βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸŒˆπŸ„βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸŒˆπŸ„βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸŒˆπŸ„βœ¨πŸβœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆ

I can’t help it 😝

βš‘οΈπŸ„πŸŒˆβœ¨πŸβœ¨πŸŒˆπŸ„βš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸ„πŸŒˆβœ¨πŸβœ¨πŸŒˆπŸ„βš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸ„πŸŒˆβœ¨πŸβœ¨πŸŒˆπŸ„βš‘οΈπŸ

Awkward πŸ˜‰

βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸŒˆπŸ„βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸβœ¨πŸβš‘οΈπŸ„πŸŒˆβœ¨πŸŒˆπŸ„βš‘οΈπŸβœ¨πŸβš‘οΈπŸ„πŸŒˆβœ¨πŸ¦„

πŸ˜‚ We’ve all done it (or at least thought about it) 🦁

βœ¨πŸŒˆπŸ„πŸβš‘οΈπŸπŸŒˆπŸ„πŸβœ¨πŸπŸ„πŸŒˆβœ¨πŸŒˆπŸ„βš‘οΈπŸβœ¨πŸβš‘οΈπŸ„πŸŒˆβœ¨πŸŒˆπŸ„πŸβš‘οΈπŸπŸ„πŸŒˆ

This one had me doubled over πŸ˜… I don’t know why…

Have a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly weekend!

See you next time πŸ’•

TBT ~ Looking Back At My ‘New Year’s Resolutions’

Hello my lovely friends! πŸ’•

It’s been so (too!) long that I sat down to write a post, and share it with you all. In my mind I’ve written a few 😁, but somehow I ended up in an endless loop of wanting to put fingers to keyboard, putting it off…just to start the same process the next day.

But, enough excuses – we’re all here now, and I thought writing a ‘TBT’ post is a good way to get my creative (writing) juices flowing again. πŸ˜ƒ

The ‘New Year’ Resolutions…well, even though there weren’t many, I pretty much failed each and every one. πŸ™ˆ

  1. Sharing photos – Nope, did not happen  πŸ˜” It’s still in the realm of possibilities though…see πŸ˜…
  2. The ‘Weekly Gallery” – Nope 🀭 See above
  3. A steady writing schedule – Nope…this is getting old 😬 see above

My biggest goal for this year, and I didn’t even write it down, was getting my US Citizenship  – that I did. 😊

As of July 24th, 2019 I am an American citizen. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
It was a very moving ceremony, and I met a lot of lovely people from all over the world. 😍 It was wonderful to share this day with all these amazing people. We were so many (321 new and proud new citizens), that we even made the news. 🀠
Here’s hubby and me after the ceremony

 That was it for my ‘Throw Back Thursday’. πŸ€— I will be back soon to tell you all about my new journals… (here are some examples) πŸ€“

…hoping to inspire and maybe even help you through the first steps of creating your own ‘Junkjournal’.

Until then πŸ’•

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Behind The Scenes πŸ˜ŽπŸ§Άβ˜ƒοΈ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• How have you been? I hope all is well in your neck of the woods 😊

All is good here…except we’re all getting a bit cabin-feverish. It’s so, so cold πŸ₯Ά β˜ƒοΈ

The recent snow brought us some beautiful scenery

But we’re ready for Spring-flowers – so today I turned my ‘ Jim Shore’ pillow over. From ‘Winter’ to ‘ Summer’! I hope Mother Nature will get the hint, and we’ll get at least the average temperatures for this time of year! 🌞🌷🌷

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I’ve suffered from a touch of ‘bloggers block’ lately πŸ˜• I’m not sure it’s over, but I won’t know until I try. Right? Maybe some pictures with comments to get back into the groove of things? Okay…here we go 😁

While the Laptop got a bit dusty, the crochet hooks were quite busy.

I made another vest

The new cardigan ‘Opposites attract’ πŸ˜ƒ

I like the idea of two different-color halves…so there may be quite a few of them in the future πŸ˜‰

The second one is already in the works…

And I have an idea for a third one…

The sun came around the corner just as I snapped the picture, so it’s hard to tell that the right side is a deep black. I’m not complaining though…just saying she could’ve waited another second 😎

It’s not the best picture, but you get the idea of the colorway 😊

The big fail for last month was this coat…

I loved it while I made it, kinda liked it when I tried it on (it’s heavy!), and started to get an uneasy feeling about it when I put it on the mannequin and started taking pictures πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

It stayed on the mannequin for a few days…then the decision was made – it has to come apart. And I wasn’t even upset – I guess that’s a sign that it was the right choice! πŸ™ƒ

Notes to self:

1. Bulky yarn is not the perfect yarn for long coats (it gets reeaally heavy)

2. Do not use the Double-crochet stitch, especially when placed between stitches, when

working with bulky yarn (the stitches pull apart)

3. Don’t weave in ends until you’re 100% sure that the piece is perfect! It’s much, much easier to take something apart when the ends are still dangling

And last but not least…Georgia Mae’s blanket is finished πŸ₯° Big yawn…I guess it’s quite cozy…

Now it’s back to one of the WIPs 🀩

I hope you have a wonderful week! πŸ’•

Welcome To The World, Baby Girl πŸŒ·πŸ’œπŸŒ·

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

I have the best news πŸ₯°

Georgia Mae joined us in this beautiful world on Friday, January 25th at 9:20 pm 😊

She is 22″ long, and weighed in at 9.10 pounds.

She is a gorgeous bundle of joy! I know what you’re thinking…of course she would say that, she’s the Nana 😁

So see for yourself…

That day brought back a lot of memories of the day the new Mom was that small 😍

These two pictures are 30 years apart…

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Update:

Now is probably a good time to finish ‘ Georgia Mae’s Flower Patch’ blanket CAL

To those of you who started to crochet along…I’m so, so sorry that it took so long to bring you the next step. I really dropped the ball on this one πŸ™ˆ

I’ve learned to never, ever start hosting a Crochet Along without finishing the project first! I did…I really did! ☺️

If you remember…this is where we left off

I’m working on the continuation as you read this, and will bring it to you very soon! 😊
If you have started the blanket, and are eager to continue with/finish it please message me or leave a comment – I will get the next steps to you asap!
Thank you for your patience.

This just in…

Georgia Mae is on her way home 😍

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! πŸ’•

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