Hi all! Hope everyone's weekend was good. We did a bit of Christmas shopping, and took Son No. 3 to see A Christmas Carol at the Imax Theater. It was very, very good. I usually do not like 3D movies at all, but this one was fantastic.
I spent a good deal of the day being creative. I have such a hard time allotting time to my creative outlets. For me, I feel like I have to get done all the "have-to-do" things first - laundry, vacuuming, preparing meals, the treadmill, etc. I think I'm most creative in the morning to mid afternoon; however, most times when I'm not working, I tend to do those other, not-so-much-fun things first. When all the work's done, I'm worn out. I'm not really a night person, so late-night crafting/creating usually doesn't happen for me.
How do all you creative people squeeze in your "play time", and when? And at this time of year, for me, something usually gets pushed to the waayyy back burner - such as cooking dinner for the family, my workouts, cleaning my master bath! All those extra-curricular holiday-prep activities will monopolize good parts of my time not away from the house working.
Oh well, guess I need to manage my time better. Aren't the stars great! Angie did a nice tutorial on these stars over at her blog, Hopemore Studio. Love 'em!!! Super simple, too. (Oh . . . I have to explain . . . my hot glue gun was going berserk today - hence the unfortunate glue-gobs on some of the pieces. gggrrrrr)
I plan on pumping a lot of these treat cones, tussie mussies . . . whatever you want to call them. They're perfect for passing out at the end of a holiday gathering, or teacher's gifts, hairdresser, nail person, mailman you get the idea! filled with yummy treats - handmade or purchased . . . chocolate would probably be best! ;o)
Here's a little sneak peak at the mess I make when I'm crafting. Those of you that know me personally, know how this can drive me crazy! I'm kind of a neat freak. When I'm working on something, I have to stop ever so often to straighten up. It's like the mess makes it's way into my head and I can't work! All that mess for 3 little stars and a cone!
Have a restful, Sunday evening. I think I may do a little something special for all six of my readers! hehe Since we're entering the ultimate time of giving and blessings, I'm feeling a bit of generosity coming along. Stay tuned . . .