Friday, October 01, 2010

More Card Making Stuff..

This is a card I finished the other day. When I get sick of crocheting (I haven't knitted in a while..), but still want to do "something"..  I like making cards. I have to be in the mood to do it, though. This is from "Paper Crafts", the Sept/Oct 2010 issue. I didn't have all the tools/materials they called for so I improvised. It looks pretty similar. It's supposed to say "Autumn Blessings". But I like "Autumn Greetings" better. I also was supposed to stitch around the edge of the tan cardstock. I didn't feel like it. I've never done that so I didn't want to start now.. :P   I already wrote on and mailed this card. To my Aunt in Michigan. She got to go Up North (and probably saw some really awesome Fall Colors!! I'm so jealous!!) for a whole month.

I also was just messing around. I got the idea to take all the little strips of paper from cutting the edges even on other cards, and weave them. I evened it all up and glued it on a card. That's where my creativity stopped. "Now what do I do?" :P It's still sitting there... Sigh. Maybe I will get an idea soon. 

I finished up my Ami for the Ami Swap. I don't know if I said that..  It turned out so good. I've never made this kind of Ami before. So I was a little nervous.  Now I am crocheting Gary the Snail for the 8 year old (he just turned 8, yay!!).  Now I can't say "the 7 year old" anymore. Or "he's only 7", to his brothers..  My baby is 8. :(      Anyway, he doesn't know I am crocheting it for him. Thank goodness he doesn't read my blog. LOL  I'm in a weird mood...  I'm also ** this close to being done with my "Afghan with No Name". And I still haven't figured out a name for it. Oh well. 

I saw a REALLY COOL idea on a blog, actually I think it's Tammy's blog, via Crochetville!!! I have been wanting a yarn winder for so long. I LOVE the yarn cakes. I can't explain it. But, I don't want to spend (waste) money on a yarn winder. My husband thinks I have enough "tools" and yarn and books and magazines... (And, I agree)  So, when I saw this: How to roll a center pull yarn ball; I was so excited! You can make your own yarn balls, FREE! (I love free..)  I still haven't tried it. One day when I'm in the mood to, I will..  But I thought I'd share it with anyone who actually reads my blog, too. I thought it was so cool. 

Well, I guess I'll go work on my afghan for a while. No school today for the kids really has me thrown off ;and I keep thinking it's Saturday. Then I get kinda mad cuz I'm sick of my husband working Saturdays. But then I remember it's Friday... Lol..  (I told you I'm in a weird mood..)  He might still have to work tomorrow. :(   I hope not. We were going to drive up Mount Charleston to see if there is any fall colors, if he doesn't have to work. It would be nice. He's been working every Saturday, forever... (I think he is more sick of it than I am~ he's the one who actually has to work.)  Well I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend. If you have any Fall Colors in your area, can you go see some for me? :P (Thank you!...)


Vik said...

Thanks for sharing the link to the center pull yarn ball, Tina! I liked the idea too!

Tina said...

Hi Vik. You're welcome. Isn't it cool? :)