The journey in creating and finding the beauty in Life

The journey in creating and finding the beauty in Life


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Merry New Year! Okay, really first week down and 3 more to go.  January has always been a longggggggg month for me and with each passing year seems to drag out even further.   I seriously believe I have a touch of that seasonal disorder as I get in the dumps-- so this January I'm working on updating everyday items, like sheets, towels, and kitchen items.  I still need curtains for each of the rooms.  Can you believe we have lived here a year and I still can't find something I like.  I haven't shopped for these items in a long time and I get off tangent so easily especially on the internet!  Priorities were very different for the past 7 years and are now easing back to spending a tiny bit of money on myself personally and finally a big house of my own.  Those 70's hand me downs are going to be replaced eventually!

In between the nasty sinus infections (of which I'm miserable today with), I have been working on some projects.  I did spend a little time reflecting on the past year and realizing that I have been evolving, working it out to find my own in this world of creating.  I love the mix of textures and little bits of colors with vintage bits/bobs.  I recently read about doing a word for the year and maybe this will continue to be 'my' word.  I have too much I want to do artistic and family related so time will tell.  In the meantime, it's nice to just live, day by day, see the past 7 yrs were mind trapped with having a child and then a house.  Working off of a daily list be it cleaning, food, or recipes, its simple and soothing after all those years of stress.  Being Open to the next thing that comes along--isn't that what its all about?

Enjoy these new sweets:

This wall or door hanging is my most recent:

A Thank You card that was just bursting to be put together, I just love how this came out.  I don't make many cards (actually I think this is my 3rd one ever!):

This collage sentiment and my favorite elements all mixed together.  I was experimenting with some items from the scrapbook world -transfers:

A sweet bird collage box with her own vintage eggs (buttons and bling!):

Inside of the box for little trinkets and keepsake items:

If you are interested let me know! I will upload to Etsy for purchase.
I was on a roll the week and half I was off and still have more pictures to upload.
Hope your Sunday is going well.
Off to make a favorite, Apricot and Lemon Chicken with rice and carrots.  Simple and yummy.
Till next time,

6 Sweet Thoughts:

  1. Hi Kris!

    Happy New Year to you too!

    So glad you popped by for a visit my dear! We already have snow here and I am sick of it! Our house is now on the market and I can't wait until it sells so we can move back to my homestate of North Carolina on the coast. More snow is on the way too so I am really in a hurry to move! Keep you new UGGS on...they will keep your feet warm and toasty! I wear mine every day :)

    I hop eyou have a wonderful week!


  2. Kris, I've had to post holiday blues a little too, and it's been hard to get back into the swing of things.
    About the curtains...I had ordered a lovely pair of linen curtains from a little boutique here, and when they were backordered forever I cancelled the order. Happily, I found perfectly good linen curtains for a mere $14 (!) at Ikea of all places, and pretty lace sheers to go along with them as well. (can't remember the price of the sheers..but they were cheap) I love them and was so happy with that as the ones I had ordered were uh, considerably more than $14. LOL
    I love your newest creations! So sweet. Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.
    I also was thinking that this is the year we should get together! :)
    Cerri xoxo

  3. Kris,
    "Evolve" is an excellent word for the new year. I read about using a word for the year. I'm thinking of what word would suit me best, too.
    I absolutely love your creations. I really like the thank you card you made. One day, you'll have to do a tutorial on how you get the ribbon to look like that! How clever.

  4. If you sell the thank you card, please let me know. I love it!

  5. Hi Kris! I know what you mean about being in the dumps after the holidays. I despise January and February! Both months just drag on and on and on. To get out of my funk, I dragged out my Valentine craft box and finished two projects, one involving a window and another a door knob. By-the-way, your cards are so pretty! I love all of the details.

  6. Hi Kris!! I hope that you're feeling better soon!! I love your new projects and I'd love to purchase the bird box from you! Let me know if she's still for sale :) Take care! *Hugs*


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