- Custom-ordered nursing cover
- Custom-ordered doll slings (2)
- Custom-ordered painted onesie and matching older girl t-shirts (2)
- Custom ordered baby monogrammed and fabric-photo gift set
- Custom-ordered canvas painting
- Custom-ordered children's art aprons (4)
- CCC #19 (due by Sunday)
- Finish photos and writing tutorial for the Art-Full Horizons Jolly Jumpstart blog hop
- November Monthly Mailer for All Things Tim Yahoo Group
- Christmas pennant banner swap for All Things Tim Yahoo Group (11 pennants)
Mind you, those are just my crafty to-do list items - never mind all of my homeschooling obligations, bible study, household, wifely, and parenting obligations (all of which come first, of course!).
Additionally, my sister Karen is hosting a Christmas boutique in her home (New Hampshire) on November 20, so I'm supposed to be making some things to send to her (more of the paper and altered-art variety, as she'll cover the sewing/fabric side) to sell. I've gotten lots of new goodies in - some Tim Holtz stamps, Alterations dies and embossing folders, and fun Glimmer Mists - to play with and create lots of fun decorations with (as well as those gorgeous music papers I posted last week...wouldn't YOU love to get your hands on something special made with those?!). Finally, our little business, Ciao Sorella, is participating in a Thanksgiving weekend online boutique, during which we'll be offering FREE SHIPPING the entire weekend (starting Black Friday - more info on this to come)...so I need to be making things to stock the store!
Whew! Deep breath! All of this...and I'm really hoping - crossing my fingers, really - to earn a spot on my very first design team soon!! I would love to take my crafting to the next level, and I think this is the way to do it. But I am determined NOT to let any of this to take the joy out of crafting for me...right now, I am LOVING all of the creative endeavors I am undertaking, and I will not let anything change that. Otherwise, it has lost its purpose in my life, as far as I am concerned.
Anyway...here are a few pics of some things I've been working on (PLEASE forgive the quality of the pics...they are mostly cell phone pics, and my cell phone - NOT an Iphone by any stretch of the imagination - does NOT take good pics!).
Can you say ROSETTES?!
How cool is this freezer-paper butterfly surrounded by homemade glimmer mist?!
Okay, I promise there will be COMPLETED projects very soon!! And make SURE you come by on Monday for the Art-full Horizons Jolly Jumpstart blog hop - lots of talented artists will be posting great holiday ideas, tutorials, and projects to get your creative juices flowing so YOU can start getting ready for the holidays!