Sunday, July 19, 2009

Queen of the Crafty ADD

I've told you before that I'm very Crafty ADD. I jump from project to project to project... Anyway - I thought I'd prove it to you guys :P This is what I've been working on the last two days!

What you see above is a hemp bracelet and a beadwoven St. Petersburg Bracelet. I started the bracelet a couple days ago, but I wove about half of it in the last two days. Not that it's a project that takes me very long, I just picked it up for 15 minutes here, and 15 minutes there!

I've also been working on a lot of hemp lately. I have a bunch in my box to take photos of! Things have just been to busy for me to get the photos taken yet though. That and I haven't been feeling that good today. Ok, really not feeling good today. I've spent most of the day watching Star Gate and crafting :D

Mom started teaching me to crochet yesterday! The picture above is of granny squares. I did the first one and started the second one with Mom yesterday, finished the second one last night, and did the third this morning! I'm going to make a baby blanket :D There are going to be 4 more colors in it. Not sure how I'm going to arrange them, just making a bunch of squares and then I'll play with laying them out and see how the inspiration strikes me.

And for anyone getting excited, no, I'm not pregnant :P I'll donate this when it's done. Probably to the Pregnancy Resource Center. It's a local organization that provides free pregnancy tests and provides counseling on the many options out there other than abortion.

Over the last 6 months or so I've started always having a cross-stitch project going. This is the current one! It's going to be a bookmark of dancing penquins. It'll be awhile before it shows up in the shop though. I tend to work on it like crazy for awhile, and then not pick it up at all for awhile :P Plus I'll probably fit 4 bookmarks on the fabric before I cut it up... Anyway, I sewed half of the penquin outline today!

So what's next? Well...I need to make some more strand bracelets to take into my consignment shop...but since that requires moving the bead boxes and stuff around so I can decide on patterns that will probably wait for tomorrow. My asthma's acting up today and I'm doing fine as long a I sit still, but that would probably be too much movement. So I think I'll crochet another granny square and try to decide what my next beadweaving project should be.....

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BeadsForever said...

Ruthie, it's nice to meet a fellow add crafter! So many good intentions we have, but we have fun, don't we?

Splendid Little Stars said...

I totally relate to the crafty ADD. I can jump from one project to the next with ease. Lately, (several months) I have not had the time at all to work on anything. I look forward to the day when I feel creative again.
I think it is just amazing that you made those granny squares on your first attempt at crocheting. The donation sound like a wonderful idea. Check out Project Linus also. (
Oh, and make sure you show us the finished blanket!

BeadedTail said...

I admire you for being able to work on several things at one time. I have to finish one thing before starting another - the main reason is if I don't, I won't finish it!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

I love the way you have so many projects going at one time. I can't do that. I have to concentrate on one at a time. Your mom started you off right by having you do the granny square first because it uses so many different types of stitches at once and is fairly easy. Yes, let us see the finished blanket before you donate it.

Silver Parrot said...

Crafting ADD - I like it! Probably explains why over the last 20 years I've gone from painting porcelain and plaster to painting t-shirts to needle arts (X-stitch and embroidery) to rubber stamping to beads!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Crafty ADD is never get tired of your crafting that way :)

Merily said...

Heehee, I can relate to crafty ADD, too.

Oh my gosh, those penguins are absolutely adorable! I can't wait to see that finished!