So... I've decided to follow Dory's advice and have been keeping moving by jumping around from project to project to project.
As quilting stresses me out and requires way too much thinking I've instead starting another quilt top. I know, I know, it's pathetic but in my defence I need to make a few for some up-coming births so it won't go to waste or just languish (with all the others) for years on end. I promise. A-huh.
It's a very simple strip design, with various Kona greys, black and some bright orange squares thrown in randomly for a pop of colour. It currently measures 65" long. We shall see how wide she gets. ;)
I have to admit, I'm loving the simplicity - and the lack of thought needed to get this made. Perfect! I may not be making it the most efficient way but I like that I can just cut and sew, cut and sew without thinking too far ahead. It's totally working for me right now.
My next project has been all about FUN as tomorrow I am playing host to the lovely Becca's Thursday Think Tank Holiday Hop.
Today I've had a ball mucking around with some card, glitter, glue etc etc and making a general mess. To find out more, and join in the fun, be sure to pop back and check out my two (!!!) easy-peasy, kid-friendly tutorials.
Now, away from the sewing machine / crafty table, I've also been planning our wedding.
WHAAAAT?! Well, honestly, we have been engaged since July but had no real plans for a ceremony, until about a week ago when I jumped in head-first and started making arrangements. For, like, less than 6 months time. I can be a little crazy and spontaneous like that. Anyhoo... more on that another time. I know, I'm such a tease. ;)
Lastly, with Christmas around the corner, it's time to really start thinking about all the events and social occassions that surround the day. After pinning these gorgeous brownies some time ago, I knew I wanted to take them to Christmas lunch... so figured I'd better have a trial run first.
Unfortunately they didn't turn out exactly as planned, with the icing a little runny and not bright white (how do they do that??!) but they still tasted pretty yummy. I ended up sending them to Mr C's work so I wouldn't scoff them all myself (yep, I've been eating for Australia lately and am starting to get more wide than I am tall!).
It did make me laugh, though, how all these amazing ideas pop up on Pinterest and make us believe we can do the same - only to have not-so-fabulous results. Come on, fess up, I know you've been there to!
Even so, I'm happy to report that my attempt wasn't nearly as bad as some of the spectacular misses in this post - 17 Pinterest Fails. Trust me, if you need a good laugh then check out that link! I'm still giggling over the family portrait. :)
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, hosted this week by Elizabeth of OPQuilt.