For anyone who knows me, you know I am a very logical thinker yet I also have a very creative soul. As I was sitting working on my first knitting project, I realized I am very thankful for the combination. I decided over New Years that I wanted to learn how to knit, so I bought some needles and a skein of yarn and got on the internet. I practiced, ripped out stitches, and threw away several false starts. But now I am happy to say I am about halfway done with my first project. My first project is a headband. So, as I pause and reflect on my new skill I have to be thankful to my parents who cultivated this logical and creative person. The same people who dealt with me through my teenage drama and taught me that I can do anything I want to. My parents used to make wooden toys that were nearly indestructible. I can remember spending many afternoons in the garage sweeping up sawdust and sanding toys. I can also remember my Mom sewing Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, Cabbage Patch Dolls and of course the clothes to go with them. I am sure seeing her do these crafts is the reason why I like experimenting with so many different medias. As I share projects involving paper, fabric, photoshop, digital cutters, and now knitting feel free to blame them or thank them. My wallet and my husband probably blame them, because I like gadgets, but I will thank them because it gives me a chance to save my sanity and to continually have projects on my plate!
I also have to thank my crafty friends. You know who you are! From showing me different projects, to inspiring me to really learn how to sew you are responsible for draining my wallet, but filling my creative jar! I am so glad to be surrounded both in daily life and via the web by such creative people! Now all I need to do is figure out how to balance all these hobbies with all my other responsibilities. Or figure out how to get more hours in one day.
So to share with you on of my past projects, I decided the girls needed a little bathroom redo. I found the cutest shower curtain and monkey accessories at Target. I then added a little bit of vinyl on the wall which was cut using my Silhouette SD.
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