Crafty creations

It has been a stressful week here in Angel Land. Some of the culprits include: 

  • Room parent phone calls – Managed to get people to bring in napins, cups and juice. Nobody wants to do cupcakes, so it looks like I shall do that next week to send in on Friday.
  • Bird fiasco on Wednesday – So many things I wanted to get done were not able to get accomplished since I was waiting for return phone calls.
  • NHL’s allergies have been out of control – I feel helpless and wish there was something more I can do for him. Several medicine changes have been made and we are hoping one of them works. So afraid of another Singulair situation taking control of my child.
  • Finalizing plans for Disney World – The only reason this was slightly stressful was thanks to Disney not posting their hours in a timely fashion. This weekend we are able to make our dining reservations, so today/tomorrow we will finalize those items.

Thanks to all of this, I was exhausted at night and never did anything special for my 2 year Blogoversary. Oh well, I can figure that out for next week perhaps. Hmmm. . . . .

When the boys are in bed I have been knitting again. It is something that is mindless and works well to take my attention away from the stress at hand. Of course, I have been stuck making the same knitted cloth for a while. I now have well over 25 of them (need a cloth anyone?). Here are a few:

Lots of colors

One of these days I will break out of my shell and make something different. For now these are quick and easy and satisfy my need for knitting. I may try a pair of mittens soon, my friend is supposed to give me a great pattern to try on straight needles.

So here is my question to you this week:

What type of craft activity do you like to do? When did you start doing this and why do you enjoy it?



Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the Mr. Linky there if you are participating.

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  • Laura says:

    Sorry you had a stressful week. I knit too. Well, I can knit. I don’t do it very often but hope to maybe break it out again while I am off of work this next week. Love the washclothes! That’s what I am working on now too.

  • Janet F says:

    I like to Crochet once in a while. I used to make a lot of Afghans.

  • Kari says:

    I used to scrapbook a lot, but, haven’t done any for awhile. I would love to learn to knit, it’s on my list of things to do this year.

  • Sues2u2 says:

    Love the washcloths! Sew them together & make the world’s largest washcloth! Make it into the world records. Btw, I Love knitted/crochet washcloths. They just seem to do such a nice job.

    I’ve left you my craft blog to show what I like to do. Haven’t done any cakes since my last disastrous one though and I’m doing more cards than I’ve posted.

  • Haven’t had time for crafts lately – except the ones I do with my little girl! (I guess I just prefer blogging to crafts at the moment.)

    Sorry about that allergy thing. My girl had eczema when she was 3 weeks old, and then has been treated for asthma-like symptoms several times. It’s scary. But she seems to be doing great, now. In fact, she’s been off her allergy meds since December. Hope your issues get resolved, too.

  • Nancy says:

    I used to cross stitch, every night while watching TV. After Alex was born I got back into, but since having Zach I haven’t really been able to do it as much as I’d like. Part of it is my laptop – I tend to either do work or catch up on email instead of stitching. Another part is the lighting in the living room is terrible and I have a hard time seeing what I’m doing. I have been working on Zach’s Christmas stocking, which is so close to being done that it’s a shame it’s not done. I literally have to finish sewing the thing closed – 2 hours of work, max. Maybe I can get it done this weekend.

  • Elizabeth says:

    I love scrapbooking! I started about 12 years ago or so.

  • Nina says:

    I am not really crafty…. I don’t do anything that is crafty. I wish I was….

    We have remodeled an old farm house ourselves and I know how to mud walls, paint, use a table saw and so much more…. Does that count????

  • sagemom says:

    Well, I don’t know if this is considered “crafty,” but I love digital scrapbooking. I’ve done this for several years now, and I just love doing anything with photos and computers to create really cute stuff.

  • I enjoy sewing. The last thing I made was a fleece scarf for my son. I just like taking on a project. Maybe I’ll do another one after my online class is over. The workload is insane.

  • Margo M says:

    I’m not at all crafty, but love, love to knit once I get going. Those cotton dish rags you’ve made are the best. Last forever, machine washable and even work better than a sponge for doing dishes and counters. I’ll take any rejects! Seriously, if I had all those I’d give ’em as presents to everyone I know. You’ve reminded me that I’ve got this scarf I started last winter, that maybe I should finish by this spring. bye!

  • Jennifer says:

    I am sorry about your stressful week. Great dish cloths. I read or knit to relax.

  • Damselfly says:

    I hope you get into the Disney restaurants you want!

    I sew. Not as much as before my boy was born. I started sewing probably when I was eight.

  • Awwww. Sorry you had a stressful week. I know how that is! Next week will be better!

  • Blogging is as crafty as I get, I’m afraid!

  • i enjoy scrapbooking. i started right after my youngest was born. he is now 18.

  • HeatherY says:

    Scrapbooking is probably my biggest crafty hobby! I used to cross stitch but haven’t in a long time.

  • I love making homemade cards/gfits with my son on special occasions. We’re still thinking of a nice Valentine craft we can give to his classmates on Valentine’s Day.

  • cora says:

    during my yiunger years , 90’s i was into embroidering while i’s waiting for my two young toddler then tofinish kinder yrs. Now I’m too busy with my business. Happy AF

  • pam says:

    Sadly, I am not a crafty person at all.

  • Nicole says:

    Oh boy–I love to bake… Anything sweet :) Mostly since having my daughter–she loves to hang out in the kitchen with me!

  • Heatherlyn says:

    Bless you for making all those cupcakes. Some one has to be the room parent.

    I’m sorry about the allergies. My husband has seasonal allergies. In the past they’ve knocked him out for usually two months out of the year (once in the fall and once in the spring) and he has to use his inhaler. However, he read online that drinking 1/8 c. apple cider vinegar mixed with 2 cups water and enough honey to make it drinkable, ever day over a period of time, would help. He did this for about 2-3 weeks before the regular allergy season this year and it made a HUGE difference. He didn’t need his inhaler at all. He drinks this now if he ever feels them coming on and it helps. I don’t know if you could get your loved one to drink it, but it doesn’t hurt anything and might help.

    I used to enjoy many different craft activities. I like making things. I do not know how to knit. Maybe some day. :)

  • Lara says:

    To save yourself on room parent calls, try out something my sister has been using which is It lets you put up shared sign up sheets so that people can sign up on their own time rather than chasing them down all the time. There’s a bunch more features which might help.

    Have fun @ disneyworld!