I am finally back from my unscheduled “winter vacation”!
I didn’t mean to take such a long break, but I won’t lie, it was really nice. sometimes I just want to hang around and do ALMOST nothing. I figured the shop was closed, so there was no need to be 100% attached to the computer.
So what DID I do the past 3 weeks? well, let me tell you.
- First things first, CT had a birthday!! She turned the big 2! I was a little behind, as usual, so we just had a few people over. It was nice and cute. CT got to play with some of her cousins and loved everything.
I found this awesome tutorial online for a rainbow cake. I knew from tasting others rainbow cakes that I didn’t want to go all out colorful, it always tastes too much like food coloring. So I did a pastel version!
It was super easy and fun to make. I plan on trying it out a few more times.
- I hardly had time to wind down from CT’s birthday. the decision had been made to do a mostly handmade holiday season. It would help financially, plus I could make things that were 100% custom for each person.
It was a great thought, until you think about finding time to buy/order supplies, finding all the tutorials/patterns, actually making everything while having a very energetic toddler running around. I have a large family! That means a lot of gifts.
My first plan was to make several of those yarn wreaths that you see all over the internet. I had almost all the supplies on hand, and figured I could make them at the kitchen table. Well… It didn’t quite go as planned. I ended up with a second degree burn on the entire tip of my pointer finger after making only 5 flowers! Hot glue is dangerous! I only took off a few days to give my poor finger a break. I then burned myself again while sticking flowers to one of the wreaths. It was another second degree burn, but this time my palm on the same hand. I took this as a sign to not make anymore wreaths.
In the end I finished ONE!!! I gave it to my mom.
- While looking for a new project to do for all the women in my family I became addicted to Pinterest! It’s awesome the kinds of things you can find on the internet, and a site like that can help you, sorta, organize it all.
I went a little “pin crazy”, but I’m glad I did, I found some really amazing tutorials to try out.
I’ll show them all later this week!
It’s good to be back and I’ll continue my recap soon…