I have been at a creative standstill. Selling the James Street house, packing, moving, unpacking, Christmas (you think Christmas would have motivated me to make something), now the floors; I just can't get moving. And it isn't like it is easy for me to start to begin with - I am know to stand in my own way. Not knowing what project to start, don't want to waste materials when it doesn't turn out, don't want to waste time - when it doesn't turn out. Slippery slope, you know?
I have done some little stuff, it it has been OK, but all I think about is making stuff. I have been trolling around the internet looking at everyone else making stuff. I am pinning every idea that I want to do. I had to do SOMETHING! Since Charley needed thank you notes (and I really need to write Christmas thank you's) I pulled out my L Letterpress and started practicing. I have had this since Christmas of 2009, when Lee bought it for me. I haven't done a lot with it since it takes practice. I have been reading tips for using the press, and it really made a difference. (Especially when I read I can use Goo Gone to clean off the ink - YEAH! The cleaning clothes they sell are spendy - plus mine dried out). I did get a different brayer than came with the kit. That helped too.
What I ended up doing is inking the thank you and blind embossing a doo dad. I don't have a picture of the final product. I will try to take on in the natural light. I am doing stuff at one of the kitchen islands, in the late afternoon, so the light isn't great.
Next, I took inspiration from the internet and decided to make some felt flower hair clips and headbands. Here are the blogs where I found the ideas:
I ordered the all wool felt from Felt on the Fly. I ordered it to make a birthday crown for Charley, but it didn't come in time. Plus, my little vagabonds need some hair help. B is in the growing out stage and well Charley, let's just hope it is growing.
Here are two - excellent picture. I really need to work on my photography. The light purple will go on a headband. I think it will be too heavy in the girls hair if it is on a clip. The little purple one is glued to a little barette. (And if you look closely, you can see the blind embossing on the thank you card - sometimes it is good to do all your work on the kitchen island - HA!)
I like this one a lot. For some reason I am loving peacock like feathers. I have plans to do a peacock shirt for B using fabric paint, mod podge and glitter. Maybe tomorrow. Cross my fingers. I am on a roll.