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WOWW #337

Love What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday which is hosted by Stamping Ground. Stop on by and check out awesome work spaces every Wednesday. And since I’m endeavoring to do more things that I actually enjoy, I’m thrilled to contribute again. But, as with most of the plans I have with challenges and this blog there’s an asterisk…

It’s this:

Buried workspace for WOYWW 337

 This isn’t going to work.

There is not a lot of work going on on this desk. Clearly I wasn’t going to be able to burrow into this to clear any sort of workspace AND actually make anything in a timely fashion. So I decided to set up a Crafting Outpost. 🙂 I set up my folding TableMate next to my chair and started working there. I’ve been wanting to get back to beading more and specifically making more Freeform Peyote bracelets. Looking in my Big ‘Ol Box of Unfinished Projects, there’s actually several of these bracelets from when I used to teach my Freeform Peyote class (which was also way fun!).

Crafting Outpost for WOYWW 337 from Crafting{without}Kids

Crafting Outpost

Making these bracelets is probably the closest I actually get to Playing with my supplies. I know that I should, and most of me agrees, make stuff just for fun more often, but I have a hard time with that. And I like making things that serve a purpose so jewelry is perfect!

For those interested, the Brooklyn Community Craft Show went well and we’ll probably do it again next year. Maybe the current state of my desk will help me spend less money at the local stamp convention this weekend, but…probably not…so all the money I just made will be immediately funneled back into fun things. And did I mention today is the release day of Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-ManShiny…Shiny…New…Dice…

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Did you miss me? 😉

I missed you 🙂

Forgive me internet, for I have been absent. It’s been…well…WAY too long since my last post. It’s not that I haven’t been doing anything, it’s more that I’ve been doing other things (I place A LOT of the blame on a little game called Dice Masters.) But I’ve been sharing them other places for now–like on Instagram. I had NO IDEA I would like Instagram. I hate having my picture taken so, generally in return, I’m not a picture taker. But then I started doing Kathy Racoosin’s 30 Day Coloring challenges at The Daily Marker, and uploading a daily little snapshot was the way to go. I also wanted to try a few new made-by-me challenges and those were also easier to do there because I could take a quick pic at a crop or something and post it with minimal editing and narrative.

However, I signed up to be in a small local craft fair with my mom which means “HOLY COW it’s been HOW LONG since I wrote a blog post ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod.” Yeah. And I want people that like what I make to be able to come and find an active online me. Someone at least as active as the real life me. And I need to focus and simplify so maybe this will help.

So HELLO TO YOU NEW VISITORS 🙂

Here’s some pictures of pretty things I’m selling this weekend.

I made some sweet wood ornaments (or just cute decorations).

Wooden Ornaments by Crafting{Without}Kids

Love them!

Wooden Ornament by Crafting{Without}Kids

Meet Chester!

I don’t decorate much around the house. Since we don’t often have people over for the holidays, we don’t have kids, and we aren’t religious, then the whole decorating a bunch for Christmas is a little time consuming and we aren’t home much to enjoy it. BUT these adorable little canvases will work anywhere!

Mini Canvases by Crafting{without}Kids

When starting to think about what I wanted to make for the show, I started making these little pendant rings..and then apparently I couldn’t stop. I’ve made A LOT of these. So please, if you’re in the area, come and buy one so that I can justify making more. That would really work well for me 🙂

Circle Beaded Handmade Pendants

There are SO many more where these came from.

So now I’m off to price and tag a few more things. I hope 3 things for the future:

  1. Be on here more consistently.
  2. Work on my follow through with planning and challenges.
  3. Focus on the things that I enjoy.

I think by working on all of these, they will naturally feed off each other in a wonderful creative cycle. See you soon!

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