Thursday, July 22

I'm back.....

Once again, it has taken me way to log to post! This is an on-going struggle within myself. I'm always worried that I don't have anything interesting enough to write about or that people will want to read. Recently I found some blog idea websites that I hope can help me overcome my fear, or lack of motivation. For me, there's a fine line.

I have been somewhat* creative during my silence over the past few months. I've done some spring cleaning (per my husband's request), organized random things around the house and continue to work full-time. I'm also trying to be more engaged and "in the moment" when spending time with my 3 year-old - my other full-time job. For me, that means less time on the internet & getting next-to-nothing else done. I'm sure most other moms reading this know exactly what I'm talking about! And, I'm proud to say that at this very moment my craft room is clean!! I still have quite a bit of organizing to do, but there's room to walk around in there without stepping on several things. I have eliminated the "piles" on the floor, mostly because my husband was claiming it was a fire hazard. (If you ask me, he was exaggerating. But I don't keep anything too flammable in there anyway.)

I'm off to work now, but here are a couple of things I've been working on...
Zentangle for "white-on-black zentangle" swap on Swap-bot.


Paper dress garland. So cute & fun to make!


Cupcake "cake" for Ella's 3rd birthday party.






*I'm only "somewhat" creative because I don't make something everyday. If I was truly creative, I would have hundreds of pictures to post of what I've made. I'm still trying to find out how much caffeine I need to be truly creative.



18 comments:

~TrainMama~ said...

The cupcakes are so cute! I also thought about the large cupcake idea for my sons party next year. Hit me on swapbot (QueenQuisa) and let me know where you found the pan PLEASE.

luckyxiiicreations said...

Wow, that is one big cupcake! I think I've seen a pan for that one before. Do you fill yours with anything or just do solid cake? either way I bet your daughter loved it!

~LuckyXIII from Swap-Bot

Owlette said...

Having a 16 month old daughter I SO know what you mean, they always want stories at precisely the wrong time but those big eyes and smiles you just can't resist!! I really want one of those cupcakes!!

LittleOwlette from Swap-Bot

http://delicate-eccentric.blogspot.com/

Zilliah said...

Those cupcakes look SO TASTY. And I love the colours too!

zilliah (from swap-bot!)

Ms. Teacher said...

Wow look at those cupcakes! My Fiance and I are contemplating a cupcake bar at the wedding instead of cake. Who does not enjoy a good cupcake?

Love the dress garland too!

sarahc418 (swap-bot)

Janice T. said...

Awww...

That dress garland is lovely!

No time or inclination to blog? It happens to all of us. Just keep writing. You'll conquer your obstacles one short entry at a tine.

-MsRigby (via swap-bot)

Craftland said...

That dress garland is adorable!
(oh yes, and I'm from the swapbot blog swap, in case you didn't know!) :-)

~*Yvonne*~ said...

omg, that cupcake cake looks amazing! Cupcakes are so popular now. Well, you know, theyre the perfect size and they are just a lot of fun to eat.

PS: Was cutting into the cupcake cake difficult?

-Yvonne from swapbot

Jessica said...

Oh my look at the cupcake. YUM! And, those dresses are darling.

Jessica (J3ss1ca: Swap-Bot)
http://myscrappycorner.blogspot.com/

Paper Lady said...

great to see you're back on the blog! Love the cupcake. There's your creativity right there. You go girl. Miss you!
Karen

Coleen said...

Love the garland and zentangle. I did that garland swap sometime back. Following, hope you'll follow on mine as well.
Coleen, s-b, blog follower
http://vintageterrace2.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

Ah the zentangle is so striking and cool! I'd love to have a go at something similar myself.

By the way this is Anne aka missanne from the 'I'm a Blogger, follow me' swap on swap-bot. Great to be following you!

Deidre said...

Such cute things I wish I was that crafty!
Partner on Blog me Baby on Swapbot - Deidreart

www.deidre421.wordpress.com

apple skin said...

I am in love with those cupcakes! They look so whimsical. And it's nice discovering new crafts like that zentangle - it's awesome! I have featured you on myblog (:

xx,
mag @ swapbot
blog me, baby

billiemonster said...

giant cupcake cake! awesome!! that blue icing is gorgeous! {billiemonster from swap-bot 'blog me baby' swap}

chocololicknits said...

Wow, that zentangle is awesome! Never done a swap for one, looks fun (but a little hard...I'm not very coordinated for drawing!). The cupcake cake looks soooo delicious, want one for MY bday! ~chocololic from swap-bot, now following your blog :)

Maria Isabel said...

I like your garland, maybe one day you can post a tutorial? It would be a great post!

Kelly Lynn said...

I love your dress garland! I was in a swap for that and it was so much fun to design each dress!! Great job! kellylynn9 swapbot

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