It seems that I have spent most of my week working on this...
My first sustained craft arts as a child were in Counted Cross Stitch. I remember watching my mother work hours on these beautiful creations to decorate our home with, so when I became a young woman, I wanted to make them too. I picked out this fun Care Bear pattern...I remember it was Wish Bear. I spent hours, and hours, and hours on that bear learning to sew cross stitch. I never finished him.
I did go on to finish many other projects, but I learned that I didn't have the heart for cross stitch. I wanted something that would be functional as well as beautiful. So I found Plastic Canvas. LOVE IT! Unfortunately, there aren't near as many great plastic canvas books out there as Cross Stitch, but I've learned to make my own patterns and to adapt ones that are out there.
That's what this train was...an adaptation. It took me hours to make this train, to adapt it to be able to add pictures to it, and to make it be able to hold small objects. But it was a labor of love, you see as much as I love my computer and my other crafts, it's nice to have something different sometimes. Something that for most part, I can just sit and watch TV and sew...not a lot of thinking or stressing involved.
So I sewed ALOT this week, almost every moment. But I got a lot of TV watching in too. That's something that I don't really do a lot of. I like ALOT of shows, but I really don't have time to watch them, not in between projects, kids, after school activities, church responsibilities, and house cleaning. I just don't watch that many. But this week, I was able to watch a few series that have been on my back burner to check out. They've been sitting in my DVR for months without having watched...and this week I watched most of them. (Is that just a little scary or what?)
I have my favorites... Grey's Anatomy, V, Bones, Biggest Loser...and such, but these were some that I like just don't have high on my priority list to catch every week.
Stargate Universe. Loved the Stargate series and although this wasn't my favorite, I enjoyed it. I was a little sad to see it end...seems too many of some good series are ending.
No Ordinary Family. Never had time to catch this one before...so it was a newbie for me. But I have enjoyed it overall. A cute, family show with a lot of super hero silly action. I love that the son has a super brain as his power. It's a power that's actually attainable for my 10 year old to dream about.
The Closer. Love me some Brenda Lee! It makes me laugh, especially on the Christmas episode, where they can solve a whole murder in just a few hours or days. Somehow I don't think that's really how it works, but I enjoy it anyway. Love the way her brain works too, and especially her chocolate cravings! Now there's a girl I can relate too!
So what are a few of your guilty pleasures? I'm debating on whether to start a new project now and need some new shows? Although I admit, my DVR is still packed with too many shows...but hey, I can always use more? My house still has lots of places for more Tissue boxes!
The winner of last weeks Noah's Ark Cupcake Wrappers is...
Pam's Party and Practical Tips. We've featured Pam before because I ABSOLUTELY LOVE her amazing parties. They are so fun and original...plus, they aren't unattainable like some of the party shoots that are out there. She really did these and it's possible for us to too!
I really love her other ideas and the fact that she shares so many great tutorials from around the web. You can get where to find the directions on making a pinata, a cupcake tree, or a fruit flower bouquet. She also shares her amazing shopping deals each week, so if you have those stores near you, you can get some great deals too...alas I haven't been that lucky yet, but maybe after the move!
You really need to check out her blog! Especially the great Dinosaur party that she shared last week. It's really amazing!
This week's giveaway is a set of our Baseball Cake Party Boxes
These party boxes are just in time for your end of the season baseball party. All 12 boxes fit together to make a round baseball cake that you can fill with your favorite treats for a unique party favor. You will receive 12 flat boxes with easy directions for assembling to make your own fun Baseball cake.
To ENTER, just join our Linky Party by sharing your favorite party themed craft, table scape, photo, favor, or whatever! I'm pretty flexible since just about everything can be used at a party...that's the great thing about us moms! We can see the potential in ANYTHING!
(We'll use a random generator to pick the winner next Friday evening.)
Linky Party Guidelines:
* Link up to your OWN project post, not just your blog, but your actual post. (We want to see it!)
*Grab a Shindig Saturday button for your post or blog page. (Hey, it benefits us all!)
*Stay and enjoy the party by visiting and commenting on other's projects. (It's fun to mix and mingle!)