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Scraptastic Saturdays – it’s been a while

Okay…  so I realize it’s been a little while since I did a scraptastic saturday post.  Honestly?  My life hasn’t left me much time for hobbies lately.  LOL  And scrapbooking is definitely a hobby.  One I really enjoy, but a hobby just the same.  So when life goes crazy, it’s the first thing to go.

Thankfully, I was able to make a little time for it this week.  I didn’t get much done…  but it did feel nice to be back at it, even for what little time I was.

As many of you know, I’m apprenticing at Polka Dot Plum.  Yes, I’ve already designed a few kits… but I am new to designing, and I’m sure I have a lot to learn.  And the apprentice program has already been a huge help.  I am loving creating papers from scratch.  Creating my own textures, creating my own photoshop brushes, and “painting” the digital papers.  🙂  Love it!  It’s honestly such a zen activity for me.  The rest of the world just disappears and I lose myself within it.  Definitely worth finding the time for.   Yay me!

Quilt Making

For me, any creative endeavor is a stress release.  It’s always been that way.  And lately, I’ve really needed a release.

Had four paragraphs written here…  LOL  But you don’t REALLY need to know all the boring details, so I deleted them.

I’m busy.  I’m tired.  I need some ME time.  End of story.

So today I baked, I did laundry (which I actually don’t mind doing…  it can be a rather Zen activity), and I worked on a quilt.

I forgot about all the things that really NEED my attention, and just did things for me and for Lily-Ann.  The rest will all still be there tomorrow.  I may be a little more stressed for not having done the work that I likely SHOULD have been doing…  but I needed, more than anything, to do a little something for me and the wee girlie.  So that’s what I did.

my old Singer sewing machine, a few pins in a tomato pin cushion, a pair of scissors, and a piece of the quilt I'm working on.

Quilt Making

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