Friday, August 31, 2012

Days 242 & 243: Design & Photoshop (Business Cards)

My brother makes some sweet stuff but never has any business cards so I thought I'd furnish him with some! He is in the Grand Rapids, MI area so give him a call if you want any furniture, remodeling, or carpentry work done. Here is a link to his Etsy page if you want any beautiful cutting boards.

Here are my sketches:

And the final product:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Days 236-241: Decorating

Listening to: Ipod mix

We arrived in Oregon and have been busy unpacking and decorating. It is crazy how long it takes to feel settled in. Anyways, here are some pictures of my favorite decorating moments:

My cute new mantel!

I love my map wall!

I love my circles above the windows and my color coordinated bookshelf!

I really love my asparagus towel!!!!!

My cute little work space.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Days 232-235 Knitting

Time: A couple hours
Listening to: NPR

During our moving journey, we listened to a lot of NPR. Unfortunately, we never found those fun NPR programs like Radiolab. Instead we just listened to the same news stories over and over. Kind of boring..but boy do I feel informed! Anyways, I knitted away while seeing the country pass! It is quite a journey to travel from Michigan to Oregon! You should try it some day!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Day 231: Balancing Art

I picked beans today from my family's garden and suddenly found myself absorbed in balancing them. My mom came upstairs and said "Just like you were a kid...."

I guess it's in my blood to play with whatever is in front of me!  It was surprisingly difficult to balance beans!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Day 230: Photography of Lake Michigan

I spent a lovely day at St. Joseph with my parents today! I snapped some pictures throughout the day and thought I'd share them on here.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Day 227: Sewing--Afghan style

I sewed on my latest strip of blue on my afghan. It is turning out so nice--and cozy!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Days 224, 225 and 226: Relapse


Somehow doing something creative just slipped my mind these couple of days. How that happened, I do not know!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Days 222 & 223: Drawing

Since all of my creating supplies are packed up, I am getting a wee bit sick of knitting. So tonight, I grabbed my sketch pad and started doodling different ideas for upcoming projects I'd like to do. Nothing fancy, just nice to mix it up a bit!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Day 221: Knitting

Time: 1 1/2
Listening to: The Olympics

So I was racing against my yarn ball today! I really wanted to finish my blue border before I ran out of my yarn and it was soo close! How close?

This close:

Unfortunately I do not have enough to stitch it together but hopefully I can get a hold of some soon!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Day 220: Relapse (trip to Shipshewana, IN!)

So on Wednesday, my mom and I took a trip to Amish country: Shipshewana, Indiana!

We had such a fun day eating, shopping, and exploring. I was also really inspired by all of the Amish quilts that I saw throughout the day. Last night, I could hardly fall asleep because I was trying to figure out how to do some of the quilts that I saw!

A few of my favorite parts of the day:

  • A fabric store that had more fabric than I ever dreamed possible!!!!!!
  • Taste testing a gazillion different cheeses at the cheese factory
  • A delicious cinnamon roll that words cannot even describe.
  • My mom being recognized at a furniture store because she frequents it so often!
  • Amish quilts--my mom got me a quilt hot pad souvenir!
  • A great tea shop that we ended up getting 3 different teas to try--above is Caramel Creme!
  • Taffy and those hilarious egg gummies pictured above
  • And most importantly, a wonderful day spent with my mom! We had a great time that included laughing, good conversation and even some tears! :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Days 216-219: Knitting

Time: 2.5
Listening to: The Olympics!

So I am not doing super well on keeping tack of my creative time. I've had some days that I didn't quite make my hour goal but I think overall I've done about 2 1/2 hours during these past four days. Anyways, I'm working on adding on one of my blue borders to my afghan. Instead of counting my rows all the time, I just started safety pinning it together. I couldn't find a stash of safety pins so instead I used some hoops to tie it together. Here is my progress so far:

Friday, August 3, 2012

Day 214 & 215: Knitting

Time: Two hours
Listening to: The Olympics!

I was a little distraught because I ran out of yarn and the closest yarn store is a 1/2 hour away from where we are living now. What is a girl supposed to do?

Well, I went through this giant yarn stash that I had been hoarding at my parents house golly, there was the exact yarn I had run out of!

Let the knitting begin!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Day 213: Photography (Flowers)

My hubby and I are currently located in Kalamazoo with my parents before we take the big leap over to Oregon. My parents have a beautiful property with tons of trees, flowers, birds, swampland, and a multitude of other critters.

I  bore the heat of the day and took some shots of some of the stunning flowers my mom has worked so hard on this year!