Had a bit of a crummy evening the other day. So while the kids were running around with friends and otherwise occupied I decided to be creative.
There are so many fun classes on Creativebug, I’ve made and learned so many things. Creative Doodling with Pam Garrison was exactly what I needed that day.
Here are my butterflies. I did have to work a few times to stifle the urge to compare them with Pam’s seemingly effortless doodles, but she is a pro and I got over it.
I shared it on my Instagram and *both* she and Creativebug liked it so I can’t be doing all that bad!
My kids and I also got our sketchbooks out while my leg was still all castified and healing and we all did some of Pam Garrison Drawing Challenge. It was a fun activity to do together.
You should check the class out, or some of the other great ones on there if doodling isn’t your thing (although I think you could be swayed between this class or one of Lisa Cogdon’s like Paint a Geometric Star)
You can see them all at Creativebug.
Here’s how it all started!
Since I’ve been chronicling the progress of my rag rug on my Facebook Page and Instagram but here are some of the pics all put together. It’s nearly done so there will be one last “KABOOM! lookit it’s all finished” pic coming soon. There are instructions around online but I used Creativebug’s class.
I’m not a great crocheter, as illustrated by my attempt at an ‘apple cozy’ years ago.
This project is great and goes quickly once you’ve got your fabric ready to go. But you’ll need some muscles for tearing up sheets or lengths of fabric. They look pretty neat all balled up.
I had a really hard time getting my rug to lay properly. I struggled with it curling up, then being warbly and I’ve sort of been making my own pattern up as I go. Laying the rug down here and there to see how it falls. And I’ve been writing down what I do on each round so that *if* I do have to do some ‘reverse crochet’ I’ll know where I left off.
Well I signed up for this class and I’m excited!
I watched the first week for a bit while sewing and scrawled a list of all the fun supplies I wanted to run out and buy so badly. But then I just went on an organizing binge because, truthfully, I own most of that fun stuff already I just had to unearth it from my craft area. I dug out a ton of adhesives and markers and pens and my water colour pencils . . . I have quite the stash ready to get creative with!
So I’m off to finish a sewing WIP and then sit with my sketchbook and hitagain!