Thursday, October 21, 2010

Projects abound

One of the hardest struggles of being a new mom, especially a new stay at home mom of multiples, can be losing interest in or more accurately TIME to do the things you once enjoyed. This was true for me. I used to knit, scrapbook, take photos of nature...all these things I used to create I put aside when I created the two most beautiful children in the world. (Sorry, I'm just amazed at these two little people.)

As much as I adore staying home with my children, I do miss creating. But with a long break comes a huge creative block. Every time I sat down to make a scrapbook page, it felt forced. But I've been searching for inspiration and inch by inch I'm chipping away at that block.

Here is my first attempt:

I downloaded a template from The Digital Scrapper blog to get me started. I wanted to enter the challenge, but was late. I have an 8x8 Shutterfly book sitting in my account to use for the kids first birthday this layout may or may not end up there.

There was another challenge which I did enter and I'm very pleased with this one:

I'm very proud of this page. I huge chunk of the creative block has broken off and I'm getting in the groove again!

Next project...this blog. Notice the new look? It's still a work in progress, but I'm getting there.

Then the other day my Real Simple magazine came. There was a gorgeous layout on chunky knits. I was especially drawn to a scarf that basically was a large knit ring that you wrap around your neck a couple times. It was about $35 at the Loft. (I tried to find it online, but they only had a lighter version of it.) It was a simple knit stitch so I ran out and bought some bamboo/wool yarn.

But that's for another blog post. Stay tuned...I haven't even mentioned the holiday's yet!