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Crafts: Project 3 of 5

18 Jun

This project isn’t finished. And apparently it’s not going to be finished anytime soon. I’m almost to tears about it.

This is what the project is supposed to look like:

This is as far as I have gotten on it. And as far as I will go until I figure out what to do next..

This is what a punch needle is supposed to look like (minus the extra piece I have)

This is what my punch needle does when you put it through a hole. I paid $10 to use this thing twice and it’s already broken. I can’t glue the inside because the thread needs to come through. I can’t glue the outside unless I figure out a way to put a miniscule amount of glue and it actually hold the pressure of the needle going through the tiny hole and still be able to slide on the missing piece over top of it. Frustration has set in. disappointment is currently happening. Complete anger at paying ten dollars for a piece of crap is really not helping….

This has been my entire day. Seems like everything that I’ve been working on today has been a complete failure or at least come to a complete halt because I’m lacking something. The only thing that went well today was N’s graduation party. E went to sleep on the floor in a little room after me telling her, “Go to sleep”. That’s all it took and those little eyes were closed and she didn’t move minus a few squirms and knees tucked under so the butt stuck up in the air 😛

Thank goodness for that story because it’s the only thing calming me down right now. Haha now I feel ridiculous… I threw a miniature tantrum and yelled at B because he told me to calm down. He’s the one with the temper and I always fuss at him for overreacting when he is yelling at a video game or throwing a controller because he pushed the button and it didn’t do it’s job!!!! This time it was my turn..

Well Sorry for the lack of a project. I probably wouldn’t have been able to finish it in time anyways but I might have gotten halfway there. I guess it’s time to put down everything and just relax. I’m not willing to try something else and fail again right now. My self-esteem can’t handle it 😛

So that’s it for today, better luck tomorrow!

Love Always,

J

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Crafts: Project 2 of 5

17 Jun

Today I repurposed a cork board for my project today. I’ve been wanting to this for so long and it’s so nice to finally have a place to keep all my miscellaneous things and still look pretty 🙂 I found this fabric in the scrap section of JoAnn‘s a while ago and it came in handy because the colors match our living room and since my craft area is in the common area it’s nice to make it flow with the rest of the room.

This was a super easy project and only took a few minutes and a man with muscle. Seeing as how I couldn’t work the monstrous staple gun, I left that part to my father 😉

While I was out shopping I grabbed a few other things this morning… another project that might take longer than I expected is punch needle. I got a cute home sweet home sign to start out with to keep it simple but boy is it going to take some patience 😉

I got new needles so I can sew some burp cloths without killing my machine 😛 I’m determined to do those.

I found some vinyl paper for my cricut cutter on sale!! They are usually $5.99 and were on sale for a little over $2.00 so I can try out some designs for our living room and E’s room and not feel like I wasted money!

And of course I can’t go to the store without at least looking at stamps so I got two new ones and hopefully I’ll have two new frames to show you when I get around to that.

So lots more fun to come!! Seems like I’m on a roll here, let’s keep it going!! I’m consistently working on the embroidery project and the punch needle project a little bit each day so that when those will be ready sooner rather than later and I need to pick up my pace on the scarf but this hott weather is making it hard to pick up the yarn & needle.

Let me know what you think.

Love Always,

J

 

The little things in life

21 Dec

Today was a day of doing anything and everything NOT on my list to do!! Haha. This morning I woke up planning on wrapping the last of my presents (what I thought was the last of my presents). All my orders had come in and I was ecstatic that I was done .. but little did I  know I was wrong! B had a gift that came out today so to Target I went! Then my mother-in-law called to see if she could drop off some stuff for E at the house and we ended up meeting for lunch! That turned out to be an awesome  surprise. I always love spending time with her. She is the kind of person that you always have something interesting to talk about and it’s always a good time! Time flies by when I spend it with her and always end up wishing we had more time then we did!! After we came back from lunch E and I were completely exhausted. She napped and I watched a little TV then got some serious motivation at of nowhere.

Instead of wrapping, I rearranged AGAIN! It’s a habit I just can’t seem to get rid of..

I moved the loveseat around and made the living room more of a little nook and finally managed to put in a little table!! YAYYY! I have wanted a table in here for quite some time for multiple reasons. Eating and watching TV without having to eat food out of my lap on the couch and crafts!!! Hooorayyyy! I have had this little table and chairs since college. My Great Aunt moved out of her house and into an apartment style place and was giving away a whole bunch of furniture and that’s one of the things I snatched. I decided to recover it with some awesome fabric I found on sale at JoAnn‘s because it has been in the family for quite some time and needed some TLC. I think I am going to recover the (bright yellow) cushions eventually but I actually love them! They just don’t really go with the rest of our house.

It’s funny how the little things in life excite me the most.

Well it’s time for a drink, E teething is wearing me out!!!

Love Always,

J

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