Wow it’s been crazy at work, you know since it started 11 school days ago! It’s just been nuts. In case you’re new around these here parts, I teach a special education class. While some people say I *only* have 10 students, many of them are very high needs. Not to mention I’ve got 5 different grades in my class, which really doesn’t mean anything because I’ve got 10 different levels going on in my 10 students. So it’s kinda madness.
Those are some lavender scented eye pillows I made for my class to use in our sensory room. We put calming music on, like something you’d hear at the spa and for some the smell is too much but other students really enjoy smelling or feeling the pillows.
That said, Friday is my birthday and I totally plan on having some fun this weekend and also getting some time to make a something since I worked really hard on the weekend to tidy my craft space and now it deserves to get used!
We did this fun little booklet where you have to put the right number of apples on the trees. I carved each of my students their own little apple stamp.
I’ve been trying to fit creating in with this whole work thing, or combining them if I’m tight on time.
Stay tuned, I promise I’ll be back ;)
I’m at school :(
I’d rather be creating. Well that’s not true, I love being a teacher.
I get to be a teacher by day, get paid for it, come home and be a mom to my 2 little boys who I love more than anything, then I get to spend some me time working on myself or creating.
It’s going to be a great school year.
I finished this bag a little bit ago. It’s made with a Michelle Patterns pattern. My best friend started it when I started my own bag, we were working together. But then she left it here and so I went ahead and finished it.
It’s great fabric and the colour combination is really nice, yellow and grey, love it.
It was a fun quick project to finish and it was nice to put a smile on her face by pulling out her finished bag. Isn’t the blingy button great?
Ohhhhh this came for me today! It’s the
Bows Upon Bows Cardigan.
I love it. Love, love, love it!
Wave Reviews Cardigan in my cart but took it out, but put it back, but took it out . . .
It’s even on sale now! Wishlisted it is.
I also ordered this, even though the only size left was a touch too big. It was on sale for a ridiculously low price, I just couldn’t pass it up!
Nothing a little work with a serger can’t fix.
Ages ago I worked really hard to brainstorm a cool name for another Etsy shop.
My brainstorming, and pestering some friend, paid off and I came up with a great name for the shop. I signed up on Etsy and since it’s just been sitting there.
Waiting for me to fill it with the things I want to make for it.
I had planned to get to it this summer and so far, this is as far as I’ve gotten. Making the screens.
Perhaps this weekend, before school starts again, I can go insane with creativity and get it all done and launched?!
Cross your fingers form me and send some happy creative thoughts.
My attention was drawn to this great vintage looking box at a cluttered store called Barn Finds out on Highway 28 just north of Port Hope here, east of my place.
It had a recipe box inside and the box contained . . . . bath bombs?! What the heck!?
Not sure what those have to do with recipes, I tossed them.
The box is metal and it’s totally awesome.
I love the colours and the design. I think I might use it to hold money while I save up for something fun. It’s cuter than the bank.
I lugged the boys out last weekend to the Bailieboro Pottery & Glass Festival. There were some lovely things there to behold.
I must have been in a blue mood or something because anything blue was grabbing my attention.
I left with this lovely rectangular piece.
The design inside is so pretty. This piece is from Terra Dolus Pottery.
I decided to use it to keep all my little pins and brooches in.
I also got these nice coasters from Blue Cheese Pottery. They’re a really light blue/green colour.
The show was all around this church that houses an antiques store, very lovely stuff in there. The boys were so good on the car ride and even tolerated me stopping at a place called Barn Finds to look at neat stuff and do some thrifting.
Wesley has had a Captain Rex costume for a while. I swear I’m raising the bar way toooo much on myself. My kids think I’m some sort of crafty Wonder Woman who can whip up anything. And while I love to try and get a kick out of creating different things they’re getting pretty sophisticated in their requests. I’ve managed R2 D2 and Darth Vader, a monster, and a ghost once but that was literally the whole white sheet with holes trick.
We’ve been watching a lot of Dr Horrible. We listen to it in the car. We watch it all snuggled on the couch. We randomly sing it without the music.
One time while watching it I said “That’s it, I’m dressing you guys up as Dr Horrible and Captain Hammer this year, for real” Nate said “Let’s do the wedgie part!” And thus my motivation was kicked into overdrive.
I grabbed some red fabric at Fabricland and one of Nate’s t-shirts. I traced out the shoulder and neck bit of the shirt and then just sort of went with tapering and a length I thought would work.
With some buttons from my stash, bits of velrco, some stretchy gloves stolen from a neighbour and some black fabric . . . voila! Evil Dr Horrible. So out the door I went about an hour from my project starting to head to my friends for a backyard fire with Captain Rex and Dr Horrible in tow.
Captain Hammer is next, oh and some other Clone Wars guy.