It's been about six years since I started Ms. Ellaneous Crafts a Life. I love writing a blog but sometimes I love it more in theory than in practice. Things, like work, kids' activities, an obsession with exercising, and just plain exhaustion sometimes keep me from doing what I love to do. I'm always trying to change that, but more and more I'm wondering if that's just the way it's going to be. All I really know is I keep coming back, back to making things and back to this space to share. Luckily, you wonderful readers seem to come back when I do. Thank you!
That being said, with the the help of an amazingly talented friend, the blog has a new look! Just by paying attention and updating the look of the blog, my energy around it has shifted. It's a bit like moving furniture, all of a sudden everything feels fresh and new. I hope you all can tell the difference too.
I haven't been writing, but I haven't stopped making, so, get ready for a visual deluge of projects from the last three months.
There was weaving, in a valiant attempt to keep up with my Stash to Treasure challenge. Stash to Treasure, you felt like such a good idea. Even though I can't seem to get all the projects done on time, I'm going to keep trying!
This was woven with a bag of mop ends that were purchased for a different project. They have been sitting in my stash for years.
We are happily using this rug outside our shower. It absorbs the massive puddles left by our 11yr old when he forgets to shut the door. There is a small problem with "Stash to Treasure" (in addition to the fact I can't actually complete the challenge on a monthly basis) Now I want these rugs outside all of the showers and I will have to buy more mops!
On the same warp, I wove another rug.
This one was made of denim material torn into strips. I've had that material in my stash for over 10 yrs. I like this one but not quite as much as the mop rug. That's two weaving projects down, 10 to go!
I had a baby shower for a dear friend. There were flowers, food, blessings for the baby, and amazing women all in one room! It was such a lovely afternoon.
There are so many babies being born this spring that I designed an easy baby sweater and hat to make. Here's a sneak peek. I'll write a full post soon!
I also knit a baby blanket for her baby but couldn't get it done for the baby shower. I did manage to finish it right after he was born. Now he's all snuggled up in hand knit goodness!
I've also been working on some projects for work that I will happily share when I can. I'm sure I've forgotten a dozen things and it probably won't be the last time! Off to make some sheep and take pictures of them in the grass.