Thursday, April 30, 2020

Friends and Memories

(photo from 2019)

Have you had an annual celebration during a stay-at-home order?  It can be different. 

This year I celebrated my birthday at home.  I had several little treats to enjoy during what we like to call 'the week of birthday.' It was a good week. I'll have more on that later as I took photos and want to share those on a future scrapbook page.

Last year I got to go out and do fun things away from the house on my birthday.  One of my favorite things last year was reuniting with two friends who I have been seeing individually for the last few years. One friend had to move away for work several years ago.  We kept in touch, talking almost weekly and visiting often.  I continued to have annual birthday lunches with the other friend.  Last year though we were all together again!  I had always lamented not taking a photo of the 3 of us when we used to have those birthday dinners. This time I didn't forget and we took this photo in the layout above for my birthday.

I've used a die cut background done on the Silhouette and added papers from my 6x6 papers pads to the squares in this design.  Here is the process Video

Be sure to take some photos from this time in our lives.   If you are staying at home and only venturing out to shop, there are likely many changes to adapt to.  If you have to work in this scary time, I thank you for keeping us all safe, healthy, and fed.  Take photos and scrap them.  While I think we are going to be adjusting to a different lifestyle for quite awhile; hopefully this will all be a memory one day.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Face Masks and a Completed Sweater

Busy, busy.  You should see my craft room!  You can see a corner of it in these videos but you can't see all the fabric and work in progress on other tables.  You can't see the papercrafting stuff awaiting me on that work table.  I've been sewing masks and knitting when I have a chance.

This video shares what style of cloth masks I'm making and why.  I also share what type of fabrics I'm using and how I prepare them.  There are a couple of tips for making the ties - "bias" strips which aren't really bias cut.  It's long but I hope it will be helpful if you are wondering what masks to make.  I'm not authority at all. These are my choices based on what I've seen and read.  Links to the instructions for the masks are included in the video description.

In this second video, I share a completed sweater shown above and the progress I've made on my Noro poncho.  My last video introduced these projects.

Thanks for watching and I hope you are getting some crafting time if you are at home more.  Take care of yourself.
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