So, I know the cards I’m sharing today are almost 3 months overdue, but at least I’m getting around to sharing them eventually! And rest assured, I did send them out within a reasonable amount of time, I just haven’t posted about them here yet.
*insert shrugging emoji here*
These are the thank you cards I made to send to people after Christmas.
All three were made with the same layout, just with different papers and cardstock colors. All the patterned papers were scraps I had leftover from previous projects and I just scrounged through my embellishment folder to find stickers that matched. I’m not crazy about the one on the right with the tree, but that’s the only sticker I had that was a good color match.
So yeah, Christmas thank you cards… in March…
But lest you think that I’ve just been wasting the past few months away doing nothing, here’s a peek at what has actually been keeping me busy.
First off, my dad and I built this DVD shelf for my hobbit hole.
He did all the wood cutting and I helped with the construction and did almost all the sanding and almost all the varnishing (Mom helped with that some). I love how it turned out, even though it doesn’t really match the rest of my furniture, which is much darker in color. But it’s pretty and serves its purpose well. But that was a multi-week project, only made more difficult by doing it in the winter! We had to run the heater in the garage for a few days to get all the varnishing done.
I’ve also recently gotten into diamond painting, which is essentially a combination of cross stitch and paint by number but with little jewels instead of thread. It’s fun and relaxing in a mind-numbing kind of way. Something easy to do when you don’t really want to think that hard about what you’re doing. I did an easy snowman one to start with, then started on this much more complicated and detailed one that my parents got for me. I’m about halfway done with it and will share a picture when complete. I have one more to do that my penpal sent me for my birthday last year, and I’m really excited to start on that one! It’s a How To Train Your Dragon picture. 🙂
And finally, I’m working hard on making more ornaments for craft shows this fall.
I took this mess:
and cut it down to this:
I mean, obviously ALL that fabric on the floor isn’t in these neat little piles, but this is where I started with creating new ornaments. And this is just for picture ornaments. I haven’t even cut fabric for the quilted star designs yet! Besides the fact that since these piles were cut, I got some fabric for a couple more picture designs. *insert shrugging emoji here*
So my typical Saturdays, Sunday afternoons, and free evenings have looked a lot like this lately:
I have also started a Facebook page for my ornaments, Geek Girl Creations, which you can find here
There’s a couple different different pages by that name, so if you search for it on FB, make sure to look for my logo:
I have pictures of all my ornaments available for sale there, so be sure to go check it out!
I’ve also started an Instagram account by that same name with the same logo to share my ornaments, so go follow me there as well!
So yeah, that’s what’s keeping me busy these days. I’m planning on going to a couple craft shows this fall, so I’m really trying to build up a good stock of variety to sell. One of those trays of cut fabric is about 2/3 done though, so that’s pretty good progress, I think. Still so much to do, though, so I better get back at it!