It feels like summer here in Denver, and I’m feeling the urge to get out and explore. Last night I went to my first drawing class in ten years. Today I went with some friends to the Postscript exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art. And tomorrow my husband and I are going to really take advantage of the warm weather and go hiking. I mean really, how often can you go hiking in January? You have to seize these moments while they last. So get out there. Try something new and make your own adventure.
Want to know what pattern I used to create Hodge and Podge? Curious what books I turn to when I’m dreaming up a new crochet or knitting project? Visit my new Favorite Resources page at Squirrel Picnic to find out.
Squirrel Picnic has only been around for a few months, but in that time I’ve met some really talented and generous people out there in blogoland. Two of these amazing people, Mamasonshine and Bepcity, were kind enough to nominate me for the Liebster Award (an award given to up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers). And since this award is all about getting to know your fellow bloggers, I happily accept and offer these details about me. Continue Reading →
- Pantone chose emerald green, but my color of the year is lemon zest, a light yet vibrant and fresh color to accent all the carefree moments and exciting surprises I feel this year has in store.
- In 2013, we will wear photo prints. And I’d like to take this one step further: wouldn’t it be awesome if someone developed a website for people to order fabric or even garments printed with their own photos? If this already exists, please let me know!
- Jewelry design will be lighthearted and nostalgic. We will wear lacy, airy pendants, brooches, and bracelets; barely there fine metal chains; and simple pieces in single colors and geometric shapes.
- First came Ravelry, then came Craftsy. In 2013, someone will create a website where crafters can actually teach each other in real time.
- We will want more handmade goods. You’ve all heard of Etsy, but other sites like Fab, Dawanda, Folksy, and icraft.ca will gain in popularity this year.
- Food trucks will team up to create food trains.
- We will wear socks so bright and playful that it’ll become standard to wear them knee-high with sandals just to show them off.
I’m gonna love 2013!
Soon after starting this blog, I realized that it would be worthwhile to invest in a photography system to give photographs of my creations a more professional look. While visiting my parents last October, I was working on the Toddler Turkey Hat, and my mom allowed me to use her EZ Cube, essentially a light tent, to photograph my process shots. I was amazed at how the photographs came out, especially since I only had my camera phone at the time. Continue Reading →
I want to live in Paperland. It’s the only place in the world where you can see rainbows at night, where there are never any traffic accidents and it can snow nonstop but never collect on the road.
This animated wallpaper app offers tons of customizable options, from themes to weather to the number of birds in the sky. With Paperland Pro you can even opt for a Christmas theme where all the trees are decorated with lights, and Santa and his reindeer regularly fly by. It offers a moment of serenity every time you turn on your phone.
Today I am thankful for my friends and family, of course, but I’m also thankful for creativity and imagination… which at times have helped me to deal with and even escape the other two.
Anyone else just getting started on their Thanksgiving plans? Thank goodness for free printables. Amanda’s Parties to Go is offering some really cute printable banners, table decorations, and place settings this year. Just follow the instructions on her blog at Amanda’s Parties TO GO: FREE Thanksgiving Printables! Basically once you Like her Facebook page and click on “Click Here” for the Thanksgiving Freebie, you’ll be offered the free download as a thank-you, and you’ll be ready to roll! I wish preparing the meal were this easy.