Thursday, February 13, 2014

Been a little quiet & busy working on some personal projects

I know it’s been a bit quiet on the Crafty Obsessions front and for good reason as I was taking a much needed break to spend quality time with family, enjoy the Holidays and a bit of a break as I regroup a bit here and there. 


I’ve been able to tackle my mending pile which to be honest had gotten out of control and was in dire need of some downsizing.  It’s not completely done but it is much smaller (and usually that means it will soon grow again as it always seems to do so when I put a good dent in it).  I’ve also enjoyed taking the time to work on some personal creative and crafty projects that have been ‘nagging’ at me.

One project in particular was my beach jar which has been a project in the works for years but finally came to life with the perfect find – a vintage blue Ball Mason jar (there will likely be a post about this project eventually). We have had fun baking our own mini donuts for the first time with a pan I’ve had for far too long & was still in its original package. We are now addicted to homemade tortillas & love making them knowing just what is in them – so long store-bought tortillas, ours are better & easier to make than one would’ve thought.

Organization is the never-ending project on my list of projects which has taken to the closets – in the form of purging & parting with things. It has been great to part with things that are now too big for me, as I continue my quest to get fit and healthier (more emphasis on the fitness side which maintains and improves the health side which is good). So with that purging has come some selling of items on Ebay which I enjoy, especially when it generates some money. So life in general and my various projects have been keeping me busy and things quiet on my Crafty Obsessions pages.

Today’s project was to make a second pair of fleece fingerless gloves since I cannot find the first pair that I made which were a little snug but worked to keep my hands from freezing while working in my basement creative space. I found this tutorial via Pinterest. The first pair I made were the small size adult pattern and I followed her instructions for modifying the pattern to a size medium glove. I used the same fleece remnant I had for the first pair. I like the fit of the medium size better for my hands & while they are a little ‘loose’ at the wrist & forearm – it is nice for slipping over long sleeves.  My hands have been toasty warm as I’ve been writing this post wearing my new medium sized fingerless gloves. I do have a wonderful knit pair my mother-in-law gave me for my birthday that I Love – but some crafty projects are not as friendly with them & I want to keep them nice.

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Stay tuned for future posts. I’m sure I’ll have something fun to share – it maybe food related, crafty or something in between!

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