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.
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!
I’m completely and utterly enjoying my Craftsy Patchwork Quilt as You Go class, it’s ridiculously fun and informative.
I’m still working on my bag but I was looking through the mountain of scraps that was laid out in my workspace and I glimpsed this girl and was insipired to use the techniques to whip up a scrappy cup cozy.
I even got brave and tried some free motion quilting outlining on the girl and unicorn. I wasn’t very precise wiht it, just wanted to sort of go around the outline and big features. It’s such a cool effect. It didn’t take long to quilt some straight lines and free motion parts but boy does it make a big difference on the cozy. Sort of turns it into a little one of a kind work of art!
I think I may have found a new favourite quick and scrap busting project!
I was hanging around last night with some people, mostly just to be in the company of others. They were geeking out with various games, roleplaying things and such and I was just happy to be out and about. I actually got to a lot of things I’ve been meaning to do. Things I wouldn’t have sat down and done at home, I would have let myself get distracted by chores and such.
I watched some Craftsy classes, I read some of my online magazines and I watched a Creative Bug class. I watched this fun bracelet making class while I was out and then got home at around midnight, put the kettle on and started to find the fabric I wanted to use so I could take the project with me to embroider. But then I got inspired and decided to quilt together scraps and make my bracelet out of those.
When I tried to insert a fun snap I discovered my bracelet was too thick. I chose a thick interfacing so note to self not to do that next time, but also I think the quilting, depending on where you had seams, would effect the snap being able to work too. I had to resort to velcro, but it still works. I was going to add a fun wooden button to it too but I think that would make it too bulky. Can’t wait to give another one a try.
Now of course my favourite section is the sewing classes, but there are lots of fun other classes to watch too.
And yes, I write notes on my hand. Had to remember the mall and berries today. It was super important.
Well I’m trying to but I’m not really sure where all my time is going lately.
I’m looking forward to 2 weeks off for the holidays, having the mornings off isn’t enough time lately. Gotta love being a teacher!
After staring at the opened tab in my browser I finally completed the registration and singed up for Summer Camp!
I absolutely loved taking Style School, and Indie Biz 2.0. I’m also loving Tell Your Story, but I have to admit I’ve been a terrible student (says the teacher) and I’m dredfully behind. I’m enjoying it, but I guess it just takes longer to make my pages ‘just so’ and so I tend to do other crafts instead. Perhaps I’ll make a promise to self to catch up on my art journal, at least half way before Summer Camp starts!