Saturday, October 27, 2012

Tis the Season to Craft....

Oh my how I love this time of the year!!  I look forward to it all year long with such anticipation.  I so love the smells, the color and especially the crafting!!!  Fall and winter months just seem to naturally hand in hand with sewing, quilting and more.  We are inside more and what better way to spend cooler days than working on crafting projects.

One of my obsessions these days is perusing Pinterest for craft patterns and ideas.  It is just amazing what you can find on there and for me it if just chocked full of inspiration.  I just can't seem to get enough.  Now I have to work on spending more time actually doing things that I learn on there.  ;o)  f you haven't been, you have to go - there is something there for everyone!!

I am trying hard to get back to my embroidery machine - so many wonderful things you can do with these little imagination factories - even with a small one like mine.  One day I hope to be able to add a bigger one or a quilting machine - oh the wonders never cease.

Like most everyone I am working on some quick ideas that I can whip up for Christmas gifts.  I am such a Last Minute Lucy and should have been working on this for months now.  In my defense, one of my boys is getting married in early November and that has overtaken my brain.  Ravelry is another place that I love to haunt and find ideas for gift making.  The site is packed full of knit and crochet patterns and the pictures are more than inspiring.

Another joy is finding simple cloth doll patterns to use for gifts for shelters, etc.  My new favorite site is Dolls and Daydreams!  Her patterns are soft and safe for little ones and easy on old hands like mine.  She also donates dolls to places that need them.  Check her out and your imagination will run wild.

Well I need to get off this blog and do stuff!!  Fall will whiz by and be gone before we know it.  Happy Fall and Crafting!!!