Have you been to Pinterest.com yet? If not, and you are looking for inspiration, check it out!
You can find my Pins here and leave me a comment with a link to your pins so I can check them out. A few of my favorites:

PS These are not my photos, or my work, just some inspiration I've found and repinned.


Finished in JUST enough time.

I only handmade one gift this year during the holidays. I didn't want to push it with how crazy things were and the only reason I did the one is because my niece so kindly asked for a hat. She looks awesome in it and wears it everywhere! Finished on Christmas Eve just before the gift exchange because I needed her to try it on as I went to make sure it fit.

Disneyland Post #1

I promise not to spam you all with cheesy vacation pictures but I do want to share just a few from our pre-Christmas vacation to Disneyland. This was L's first time (and mine!) and she was such a trooper. She loved meeting all of the characters and wasn't afraid of a thing. Her favorites were meeting Chip and Dale, TinkerBell, and Rapunzel as we had recently seen Tangled (GO SEE THIS MOVIE!)


As mentioned previously, one of my first projects of the year is going to be quilted coasters as gifts for the Pay it Forward creatively Facebook project.
Basically, on Facebook, amongst my knitterly friends you were to post this as your status:
Pay it Forward 2011: I promise to send something homemade to the first 5 people who leave a comment. They must in turn post this and send something they made to the first 5 people who comment on their status. The rules are that ...it must be handmade by you ...and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011.
 3 of my 5 spots have filled up (comment here if you want the last 2 spots and I will direct you to my Facebook page) and all 3 are knitters so instead of knitting something, I am going to quilt a set of coasters for each person. I found this tutorial here: A Pretty Cool Life that seems to be easy, and I can add more fabrics as I like or make them all the same. Maybe this weekend I will get a moment of quiet to whip them up!

11 in 2011

 Ravelry (if you haven't been there and you knit or crochet you really should go!) I am participating in a 11 projects in 2011 group.  I got to thinking today why not do the same for quilting? I've already picked 11 knit or crochet projects that I want to complete in 2011. These are projects that I have already started but need to finish and a few that I have been drooling over for a while. Some projects are quick and easy, instant gratification projects and others are more time intensive. This doesn't mean I won't do other projects as well but these 11 are my priority for the next year. I think it's a great motivator to complete some projects before starting new ones. And, as some of you know from previous posts, I have start-itis.

Project #1 for knitting: Juneberry Shawl by Jared Flood.  (Ravelry pattern page here if you are on Rav.) To clarify I've never knit lace before and my first project is not only a giant lace shawl, but a Jared Flood pattern no less. There have been a few hair raising moments so far,  but I'm already done with the body and am on to the knitted on border! I LOVE IT! Here are a few bad cell phone pics of my progress. (my camera isn't recognizing my memory card so crap photos it is!)

Body of Shawl pre blocking so you can't really see much.

Border of the shawl stretched out with the help of Adam so you can see the details. LOVE THIS!

My project list for quilts for 2011 isn't finished yet but here's what I have so far.
1. Finish binding on bright quilt for me.
2. Scrappy Coin Quilt (fabric cut but barely started piecing)
3. Friendship Braid quilt for L (again cut but barely piecing)
4. Coasters for the Pay it Forward Facebook project.
5. Geometric solid quilt for our King size bed.
6. Cheater modern double wedding ring (most fabric cut, sewing in progress)

I have a feeling I will start more than 11 projects this year, but finishing is another story. 

Temporary lapse in blogging....

Life and the holidays got in the way of blogging but I'm slowing recovering from both so should be back more often.
Coming soon:
*Pics of my craft corner freshly reorganized in our tiny apartment.
*Updated pics of current projects and any that have been finished.
*Crafty inspiration that I've been collecting since I've been gone.
*Pics from our recent DisneyLand trip.