This is what I am working on right now.
It’s been a while since I’ve sewed and I felt like making a quilt after pinning way too may triangle quilts on Pinterest. It will also become a Christmas present for a special little girl.
You can share what you are currently creating over at GIVE A GIRL A BLOG here.
I recently shared my Art Journal based on the Get Messy Art Journal series of prompts run by a super cool bunch of creatives.
Today I am sharing my pages for the August prompt. I really liked how these turned out. One thing that did happen was the paint spilled over to the other side of the page, to fix that I simply got out my silver Sharpie and added a thin border to the page. You can see what I am talking about in my first Art Journal share here if you look closely. Next time I use paint I think I will tape the undetside of the pages to ensure I don’t get any bleeding 🙂
My art journal is from Typo and you can get a one similar here.
Prompt #2: A Self Portrait in Objects
Art Challenge: Use anything except an actual photo of yourself to make a self portrait.
Journaling challenge: Who are you? If you had one page to show the world who you are what would you put on it?
The weather has been warming up lately and it’s starting to feel like Summer is on it’s way. Living in Australia and having summer over the Christmas holidays is just the best. Nothing beats summer BBQ’s, entertaining freinds, going to the park after work, taking the dogs to the dog beach and delicious summer salads.
Here’s a wrap up of new stuff I’m loving at the moment…
Swatch Mugs (in every colour you can imagoine) by Robert Gordon
New Caeser Salad with Oat Croutons (a healthy take on a classic) by Donna Hay
Personalised Stamps (for all those Christmas cards) by Kellie Stamps
Napoleon Perdis Greatest Hits Cheek Palette (hello bronzer, shimmer, blush all in one) by Napoleon Perdis
Train Double Knit Yoga Short (stylish new activewear that could become a favourite) by Country Road
Old Spice Bath Towell (in my favourite colour) by Kip & Co
I have a secret to tell you… I have been drooling over an electronic cutter for a while. I’ve had a Sizzix Big Shot for ages and love what it does but I wanted something with the ability to cut .svg files. I recently went to my local Stitches and Craft Show where they had a show special on the Silhouette Cameo and knew I had to have it.
I am in love.
This machine cuts like crazy. My husband has been making stickers using vinyl for his Remote Control Helicopters. I have made some super quick cards and wanted to share with you one of my first creations. It was recently my nephew’s 6th Birthday and he loves tractors. I always struggle to make male themed cards and I was pleased how easy and quick this was to make. What do you think?
All supllies are by Stampin’ Up! – The tractor SVG cutting file is from the Silhouette Online Store
I recently found these gorgeous looking pages of an Art Journal by a creative named Caylee Grey. Upon further investigation I found a series of prompts for the Get Messy Art Journal Challenge and have had so much fun creating pages.
My art journal is from Typo and you can one similar here.
Prompt #1: Let’s have a party!
Art Challenge: Plan a fun party! Create a collage detailing what your party will be like. Include food, drinks, décor, lighting, color scheme, dress code, place settings, location, guests, etc. Plan until your hearts content! There is no money limit or restrictions. Use your photos, magazines, art supplies, etc to create a collage, mood board or anything you would use to give to a party planner to convey your artistic direction for the event.
Journaling challenge: Detail for us who you will invite, time of day, location, purpose, etc.
I must confess, I’m an addict. I am addicted to eCourses. If there is an eCourse out there remotely related to crafting/art/blogging/motivation there is a good chance I’m going to sign up for it.
One such course was “I Choose” by Elise Blaha Cripe.
The course is all about goal setting and choosing what you want to acheive in certain areas your life. I purchased it last year and have been playing around with the idea of it since then. This month I choose to embrace my goals. I choose to action my goals.
MY GOALS | OCTOBER 2014
1. Eat less sugar
2. Run at least 3km at least once a week
3. Finish a book
4. Decrease non-essential spending
5. Make 4 cards
6. Finish a sewing project
7. Finish an eCourse
8. De-clutter the computer desk
9. Weed the veggie garden
10. Stay on top of my ironing
Hi and welcome to my slice of the internet. I hope we can be friends.
My name is Sarah, I am 30-something… years old. I am a working Mum to one human toddler and two crazy dogs. I am married to my best friend and together we make an awesome team.
I am an avid creator and dabble in crafts of all descriptions.I like card making, scrapbooking, paper crafts, art journalling, sewing, embroidery and dodgy home DIY projects I also like to cook. Sometimes what I cook is healthy.
I hope you enjoy visiting my blog. If you have a blog please leave a link in the comments, I’d love to pay your blog a visit 🙂