Pumpkin Carving, Crochet, and Melting Plastic- My Workbasket

This post is coming a bit late, but it’s here, and that’s what matters right?? I don’t know about you but I have been SO busy the last month and a half. So busy that I have given up on my hilarious Halloween costume idea, because I know I won’t have time to make it. So busy that I have barely finished October projects and haven’t even started on anything for November or December! I don’t know if you know this, but most bloggers are actually writing posts up to six weeks or more in advance, so what you’re seeing is old news to them. Read More →

Some of the projects I've been working on. -- My Workbasket

I’ve had a blend of a productive and lazy week. Some days I got barely anything done, some days I was like a machine. I have several projects that are really coming along.  As you can see my Euphoria Cardi is becoming wearable! It has armholes! I still have quite a ways to go, but it’s getting there. I try to work on it every day and chip away at it. I also got the supplies and am trying “Knooking”  Have you ever tried it? Or even heard of it? I admit I’m struggling a bit with it. I find it very difficult to maintainRead More →

My Week in one picture- My Workbasket

October 1st? WOW! I have had a super productive week! How was your week last week? I really would love to know. Chime in in the comments and tell me about your week and what you’ve been working on! I have had a super productive week! How was your week last week? I really would love to know. Chime in in the comments and tell me about your week and what you’ve been working on! Last weekend I found an ad on Facebook for a lot of weaving yarn at a great price! (Seriously mind-blowing price! Only $15!!) And we picked it up on Tuesday.Read More →

Just some of the things I'm working on this week. Three painting samples, some painted rocks, and more!

How was your week last week? Amazing I hope! Mine was okay. I did some good stuff, was fairly productive, had some fun. Here’s a visual example of my week : If you haven’t seen yet I released not one but TWO free hat patterns last week. The 1967 Beret, and the 1967 Ribbed Beanie! It always takes a certain amount of work to release a new pattern but I got that all done and both patterns are on Ravelry if you want to save them for later. A friend has been asking me for probably a year or more to teach some painting classes onRead More →

A few photos I took at Mount Vernon, which is simply a wonderful place to visit!-- My Workbasket

How was your week last week? Mine was simply delightful! Well, mostly. A little bit of stress and annoyance with my neighborhood, but let’s focus on all the good stuff instead! I had a pretty productive week craft wise, although I have several projects I want to finish today in order to be on my own self-created deadline. I have a free pattern I designed that will be coming out (hopefully) this week, and I am knitting up my third sample to test the pattern. I also need one more square for my current block in the CAL. Add in the crafts from the actualRead More →

Just a few of the projects I worked on this week, some sneak peeks of upcoming free patterns, and some fun!-- My Workbasket

Did you have a good week last week? Mine was fantastic! I was really quite productive and most of my projects to do list is done! Crafty to do list especially. My chore cards did languish a bit, but I did at least hold the house together.  School is officially back in session where I am, so the neighborhood is much quieter these days. Our homeschool group is in full swing and we had out first art day! We painted rocks for kindness rocks, though most of the kids want to keep theirs instead. I’ll be painting quite a few to give away, so allRead More →

One cast off and the the other cast on, but be designing a new pattern!-- My Workbasket

Last week was a bit of  a mess. My son and I both were fighting a bug at the beginning of the week and just dragging along, and then I had a headache for about 3 days at the end of the week. In fact I didn’t write this post yesterday because it was the first day I felt up to doing much and I figured it was better to be productive with actual products then productive by writing this post.Read More →

The pond from Willow Oak Herb Farm! A simply magical place in Maryland that is well worth the trip. -- My Workbasket

I am much recovered from my mild freak out that I talked about last week, but I have decided on a few things for my life moving forward. Nothing that effects the website here, but just in general about how I’ll be approaching things. I just need to repeat the mantra often that “I can’t do it all” but I am trying to leverage my time to do the things I care about most. I probably will not be talking about next week often in my weekly workbaskets anymore. I am trying to do things more as they come and less planning it all out.Read More →

Making some notebooks for my traveler's notebook, and just some to have in my bag. -- My Workbasket

First let me talk for a minute about life. We are expected to balance WAY to much in this life. Have a green smoothie every day, BUT don’t always use kale or it can mess up your thyroid. (Plus, kale is disgusting.) Eat plenty of fruit, BUT be careful it contains so much sugar! You should have a spotless home, home cooked meals, and be a happy homemaker, BUT you should have an income. Eat eggs for protein, but not to many, the jury is still out on cholesterol. Relax, take a day off, but be productive. Remember your vitamins. Exercise! It’s just to much!Read More →

Some pages from my sketchbook for the week. Trying to be creative every day! -- My Workbasket

It’s that time again! Let’s talk about life! Parenting- I don’t usually say to much about parenting, because honestly this blog is to give me something else to think about, talk about, and focus on, BUT this week. I swear my child has not shut up for at least 7 days straight. I locked myself in the bathroom and he just stood on the other side of the door talking to me the entire time I was in there. He has some various special needs that cause this sort of thing. Just, oh man, there is not enough coffee for this. It’s affected my productivityRead More →

Some items that I talk about in my Weekly Workbasket this week at My Workbasket

  I can’t believe it is almost August! I’ve turned 34, my sweet niece is about to turn 10, and school supplies are in the stores. Craziness! I also have so many projects that I never got to talk about in July! So many! Most of them were for Christmas in July, so now I’ll probably save them for actual Christmas and talk about them then. Let’s talk about my Weekly Workbasket though. Read More →

I have had the wildest week ya’ll! Oh boy, what a week. This Weekly Workbasket will be different, that’s for sure. ​ Last Week: ​ Last Monday, Tuesday, AND Wednesday my husband got overtime at work and was gone until after dinner, or even after bedtime! He leaves for work at about 5 am, so it really having him gone ALL day. Here’s something to know, my child, I love him, but my child does not shut up. He talks from the moment he wakes up to sometimes after he is asleep. Yes, I said after. This is a mixed blessing because he used toRead More →

That time again already! The weekly workbasket! Last Week: Last week here on the blog I started the first of the Christmas in July posts with a scarf from the magazine, that YOU can enter to win. The giveaway is open to all subscribers, so if you are a subscriber you have a chance to win! If you are NOT a subscriber you have time! Just subscribe by Tuesday the 18. Other than that I started crocheting a test pattern for someone, it’s super cute, and makes use of all the colorful cakes of yarn out on the market now. I can’t reveal much, butRead More →