Friday, August 17, 2007

Whats in a name?

Not that I really believe anyone is actually reading this site, but for my own personal gratification, I decided to change the name of my blog to something that fit me and my hobbies. Hence the new title, in homage to my three favorite wastes of time in the world, photography, needlework (any kind) and sunflowers. Ok, fine. I know sunflowers are not actually a hobby but I love them and figured they should have at least an honerable mention. Some day I will get around to actually posting some of my pictures. And I WILL make myself a real page.

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.....

We will see....

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

If I asked where all the time went.....

Would it sound redundant?

I am really starting to feel like all I do is wonder where all my lost time went. Actually, I know exactly where it went, maybe I just have a hard time reconsiling myself to the time wasted.

"Life. Don't talk to me about life."


Cigar box purses: What purses? Really. The one I intended to finish is still sitting in its box, waiting for fittings I just really have not gotten around to ordering. I really do think I need a fire under my a$$ as finish things sometimes. BUT, I may have one, ready to order, tailor made. My church is hosting a banquet for our Biblical Archiology Musuem in order to pay of the remaining balance on the pieces we purchase. I am technically in charge of wait staff, (i.e. I get to rally together a large group of teenagers, convince them to work for an evening for free and then spend an entire night ordering them around. *evil grin*), however, we (the Museum Committee) have been given the task of finding items for a silent auction. DING! Suddenly I have a reason to buy the fittings. My friends are always telling me I need to sell my purses but I have never been able to gut myself up to trying to sell anything I make. So this just might be the perfect opportunity. Obviously not one to gauge how much I should charge for items, but it could give me an indication if people are willing to actually buy things I make. SO, with that said, I will probably be buying additional boxes, materials and fittings in the near future and this time I will TRY to be better about actually posting my work. (So says the person who hasn't written anything for 5 months.)

Crochet prodjects: I have completed a few and, big surprise, I forgot to take pictures. I finished an iPOD case for my sister and started a new one for myself. Then I decided to try working with plastic canvas, something I have not done since my mom taught me how to use the stuff in '85. I did complete one, and yet again, forgot to take pictures. The yarn I used was very cute and soft but WAY to easy to stain, so attempt # 2, here we come.

Knitting: Still can't. Nuff said. Not for a lack of trying though, I might add.

Sewing: Nothing really. But that will probably chance since play season is back with the start of school. Costume Central, this is my home.

Beading: Not much of anything lately.

Photography: Actually, I have done a lot of this but nothing of real consiquence. But if anyone actually reads this and cares to see what I have been up to, check out my flickr account. Warning: I am replacing some stuff I had there, so if its blank, check back later.

I think really, on the whole, I have not done a whole lot this year in regards to crafting. A lot of half-a$$ attempts but nothing really finalized. I am hoping I break that label soon.

Right now I am experimenting with a Seamless Single Crochet tecnique I found on futuregirl's site.