So, we’re moving house in a month or maybe two (at the most). It’s one of the most stressful things you can do, apparently. And today, I am feeling some of that stress, as I attempted to tidy up my craft room and pack away some of my stash. I started attempting to tidy up a while ago, but there has been a lot of to-ing and fro-ing of things, as I try to figure out what I’ll feel like doing in the next few weeks. See, even though *all* we have to do is find a new house in the UK, prepare our current house for tenants, find ourselves jobs, and move us, our stuff (I’m pretty sure we have 50 boxes already, and we still have two 5-shelf bookcases to pack) and two cats, I know I will feel the need to do something creative to relax while we hurtle full-speed into Moving Chaos. Today I decided that I would work on tidying/away my bead stash, or at least getting it to a manageable mess, so if I feel the need to make some jewellery, I can do it relatively easily. So I worked for most of the day on organising supplies, sorting through stuff, and now some stash is neatly stacked on my desk, while the rest has been packed away. Of course, as I was packing stuff away I found things I *needed* to use right away, so there was a short pause for an earring frenzy.
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Yes, we’re not even halfway through the month, but several of the Crafteroo gang have been mad busy crafting. I say most, as I seem to have spent the beginning of the year making sure that the sofa doesn’t feel neglected, and ensuring that the chocolate mountain in the fridge doesn’t engulf the entire kitchen. So far, mission successful. *high fives self*
Less successful are my attempts at making something from my Pinterest Challenge board. The first attempt at making something resulted in a small pile of bent wire, a slightly scratched finger, and some excessive swearing. The second make looks promising, but will need to be sanded and painted at the weekend. And so third time lucky, here is what I have made so far. It’s a felt flower brooch.
And here is the Pinterest version:
….(aka Otterly Splendid)
I have recently been joining Crafterminds chats every Monday evening (they’re US-based, so they take place lateish in the evening, but they’re worth staying up for) and the last chat was all about SEO. There was a load of great information in the chat, and one of the ‘takeaways’ (ick, sorry, still in work mode) was to use search-friendly titles for blog posts, rather than cutesy ones. Regular readers of my blog will know I loves me a good pun (well, actually, a bad pun), so this goes against my natural inclination. But I will give it a go.
It’s teeny tiny but super cute. That’s the best pic I have at the moment, as for some reason, I teamed the otter with a disproportinately large crystal bead, which means the poor otter can’t stand up straight. Then again, they spend a lot of time lounging about in the wild, so maybe I’m just being accurate. Yeah, that’s it.
Maybe I should’ve made the necklace with two otter charms? But seriously, look at the cute. My girlcat, Phoebe, gets called otter, because she sometimes looks like she has otter paws. Mind you, she also gets called BatBearCat as well. Moving swiftly on…
I’ve also made my Mum a little pressie as it’s Mother’s Day in the UK this coming weekend. However, as she has managed to find my blog before now, I’m not posting a pic – I don’t want to spoil the surprise. Instead, here’s a pic of some earrings I made this weekend.
Oh, and I have also recently been awarded not one but two blog awards. The first is a Stylish Blogger Award, and I was nominated by the lovely Claire from Les Bijoux de Claire. The second is a Versatile Blogger Award, and I received that nomination from the charming Jess of The Vintage Huntress. Thank you both for nominating me, I will blog more about these awards in the coming few days.