Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The muse strikes again!

How many of you have a personal muse?  Well I do...but she is fickle. She comes and goes with the wind. But I have learned that when she does call I need to listen and get busy creating. Especially now, since "Droughtlander" has started. Droughtlander sis what we Outlander fans call the period between seasons of Outlander. You see, the second season of Outlander (a series of books by Diana Galbaldon) has just ended and I am not occupied with watching it right now.So I am getting busy with reorganizing and cleaning. If you are interested in Outlander, just put that into your search engine and you will get a multitude of sites to go to for info. Or you can just click on the link under the author's name above or on the title.

 Right now, the clean up part of my muse has struck and I am cleaning and getting rid of craft stuff that I don't use anymore or never will. I will give those away to teachers or friends who want them and what doesn't go will go to the local charity shop. I began last Sunday and am still in the process! I can see some change though!

Lately, I have been in a mind to use my new Cricut Explore and the window cling material I have purchased. I also just purchased on ebay,  a new Cricut cartridge called "The Ultimate Creative Sampler and it has many designs that are suitable for all sorts of crafting....from window clings to scrap booking to embroidery, etc. It was a bit pricey since it is out of production I think but in looking at what is in it, it will be worth it to have it. I probably could have gotten just the ones I need from the Cricut design space but I chose to instead own the whole cartridge and thus have the bunch available for me whenever I want it. There are some really neat images on there suitable for making window clings. I recently uploaded all my cartridges to my new Explore machine and got it all set up to use with my Ipad. I made a couple of sample window clings and they were pretty cute so I can't wait for the new cartridge to arrive. I do feel that having a Cricut machine is a huge step up in being able to make your own die cuts and all sorts of cute boxes, envelopes, etc for any event or party!
Ultimate Creative Sampler

I recently purchased from someone on Facebook's buy and sell sites a ton of scrapbook paper and stamps and assorted stickers. I want to have a scrap booking night at my house where we can get together and start scrapbooking again. I have gotten out of it for a while and need to work on books for my grandchildren. Since I am the major picture taker in my family I have no shortage of pictures to choose from.
So that is what is going to happen soon....

Oh and I really need to get my kiln set up. I want to delve into the world of glass fusing. So I need to find a place were I can put my kiln so it can be accessible but not in the way of crafting. I have a rather large space for crafting but it is taken up with lots of storage and I really need to consolidate hence the beginning portion of this blog and what I am doing today and for the next few days.

Well...best go and get busy right now. I need to really try and keep up on this crafting blog. I found this really cute site recently that had tons of cute stuff for kids to do whether at home or in class.
Its called Krokotak.com and they have cute stuff to make. Check it out, you won't be disappointed!

Happy crafting!
Mary