Hi Friends! I don't know if you've noticed, but it's been real quiet here at My Watermelon Moon. It was just one of those weeks... I started a new job Monday. I still have a business that I have been working the past 5 years I am phasing out in addition to FT work. There has been so much to do and no time to craft! Which by the way makes me REALLY cranky. The buzz of my Cricut and Silhouette is relaxing to me. It makes me happy. It's my "me" time. Me time also means blog time and projects for blog time. Sometimes regular life happens instead. It happens to all of us, right?
Today, I just just a teeny tiny bit of me time. I made this lovely little sunflower. It's the first piece done for my Thanksgiving wreath. With any luck, it will be done in time for Thanksgiving!
Last Sunday night, I started this advent calendar. It was so lovely in my head. But having never made one before, and not really knowing the pitfalls of making such a project, when not following the kit the way it was supposed to be...
I realized AFTER that stamping the numbers might be the way to go. So I stamped. Now all of the doors won't stay shut! Argh! The silver lining? I know how long it takes, I know what I need t have worked out first and I know this design idea needs some work. If you're not making mistakes, you're not learning, or something like that.
After the failed advent calendar and lack of time in my craft room, I was in some seriouls need of some mojo lighter fluid. Well, the next best thing anyhow! Friday night I took my little family out to gaze at freshly stocked shelves of Christmas decor. I love Christmas decorations, and I knew I would find inspiration just window shopping. All in all, we did well with not buying much. We have this fabulous store here in So. Cal. that is decorated for Christmas all year around! It's beautiful and a fun ,magical place to go! Here were a few of my favorite trees they have up now:
I LOVE traditional red and green Christmas. I also LOVE the "new" pink and light green thing that has been gaining popularity. Both are fabulous and I plan to merry (lol) the two in my home!
Lastly, If any of you in blog land can help me... Every time I use the textured linen paper on my Silhouette OR Cricut, It has spots that tear and don't cut. Even with a new mat and blade. WHAT ARE THE RIGHT SETTINGS? I know that these machines can cut this stuff. They can cut anything It's the slightly softer, more fibrous paper than the light card stock I just get annoyed every time and I have a bunch of it in "perfect" fall colors I really want to use.
If you are still with me, both the Advent calendar kit and the sunflower are from my very favorite SVGcuts.com. You really should go check them out! The kits are AMAZING.
So now you know what I have been up to. How about you?