Sunday, September 5, 2010

What's On Your Crafting Desk?

September is here and along with it, a color palette change. I've started a new project, A Vacation Tag Album using shipping tags to take along with me on our upcoming vacation. As I was sitting at my desk, I started to wonder what everyone else was up to and what was on THEIR desk. Have you started incorporating the Fall colors yet? Have you moved right through Fall to Winter? What are you working on? Here's a picture of what was on my desk Sunday morning.

Lucky me, I found some 12 x 12 fall color paper hiding in my stash and was able to quickly cut it into 4 and 3/4 x 2 and 3/8 size pieces. Actually it was a bit smaller because I bound the tags BEFORE I decorated. (Won't do THAT again) Then I'm distressing the edges and inking them with Tim Holtz "Old Paper" distress ink. Each page looks almost like material when its complete. I intend to cut some coordinating paper into frames, text blocks, and decorations so I can add pictures as we go from place to place on vacation. I'll share when we return!

Since paper isn't my ONLY passion and it is Fall, how about this as a teaser.

That's right... MATERIAL!! At our local Walmart, they sell packages of fat quarters from a company called Quick Cuts. This particular pack was Floral Bundle. I fell in LOVE with the browns, orages, reds, creams and light greens of this pack. Right up my "Fall" alley! I've got a little "baby" project in mind for this, a cute little crib quilt. It's either going to be a Bisquit or Puff quilt or a Pinwheel quilt. It's been a while since I've quilted so I'm keeping to what I know.

You know what else looks good to me?


Is she cute or WHAT??!! I'd love to make myself one of these cute little knitted hats and Michelle over at Wee Folk Art has posted the directions to knit one of your very own! This one is called the Twirl and Tie cap. The soft rainbow colors are calling my name... calling my name SO much that I'm going to my local knit shop tomorrow and getting some lessons in knitting!!

I think that's why I like Fall so much... the colors, all the warm, cozy crafts, the smells of apples and pumpkin bread and crisp air.

So what's on YOUR desk?


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