Monday, April 30, 2012

Make Something Monday Link Party #56!

Welcome, welcome!

How was your weekend?  Mine was super fun!  I went to my first craft chow of the season, and had a great time!  I can't wait to show you my new craft show set-up!  But it will have to wait until next week...This week is 'Screen Free' week at the kids' school...so I'm limiting my computer time to just the necessary stuff (like Make Something Monday!) for this week!  I'm feeling in a much better place with the balance in my life and I'm excited to be sharing some new things with you all in the coming weeks!

Onto the party!!

Our most-viewed link from the last week was...
The Gerry Flower tutorial from Elisabeth at About Crochet!  Isn't this the sweetest flower?
And check out these other fantastic links...

Beth's Potholderpalooza from Visions of Sugar Plums...She's got some great ones - plus links to the patterns!!
This adorable Toddler Spring Hat pattern from Kim of Little Rays of Sunshine...Plus she has such a cute little model, too!
If you've been featured feel free to grab a button from my button section to proudly display on your blog! ;)

Now onto this week!
Here's a little reminder of the 'rules!'
  • Become a follower of my blog!  (You can add my Make Something Button to your blog, too, if you wanna be extra nice! It's over in my buttons section! ;)
  • Please post to a specific blog post...not to your main page or shop!
  • Limit your links to three per week!
  • Be sure to spread the love and leave a nice comment on someone else's project!
Please know that I retain the right to delete any link which I feel violate the above conditions!

Thanks so much for joining me each week!  The party is open until Wednesday night!! Let's see what's new!  :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Make Something Monday Link Party #55!!

Hello!!!

First off I just have to say THANK YOU to all of you for the thoughtful, kind and inspiring thoughts you shared with me after my last post...It truly means the world to me!  I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who doubts myself and my abilities.  And I really appreciate those of you who took the time to offer some encouraging words for me.  It really lifted my spirits and gave me the confirmation to continue to plug along and share what I do with all of you!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!  :)

So...

No onto to the party!!!  I can't believe this party is now it's 55th week!!  Awesome!!

Our most-viewed link from the last week was...
These gorgeous  Little Knots Spa Cloth Crochet Pattern by 22 Threads!  Love the texture!  You can purchase this pattern in her shop HERE
And check out these other fantastic links...

This cute Crochet Owl Hat Pattern by Repeat Crafter Me!  I'm always a sucker for cute hat patterns!!
These sweet Summer Hats by Paula Castro Crafts!  I love the colors she's used here - beautiful!  You can find the pattern for this hat HERE!
This awesome Throw Blanket to Sweater Refashion by Folk Haven!  Um, yeah...how cool is that!?!  Kinda blows my mind!
If you've been featured feel free to grab a button from my button section to proudly display on your blog! ;)

Now onto this week!
Here's a little reminder of the 'rules!'
  • Become a follower of my blog!  (You can add my Make Something Button to your blog, too, if you wanna be extra nice! It's over in my buttons section! ;)
  • Please post to a specific blog post...not to your main page or shop!
  • Limit your links to three per week!
  • Be sure to spread the love and leave a nice comment on someone else's project!
Please know that I retain the right to delete any link which I feel violate the above conditions!

Thanks so much for joining me each week!  The party is open until Wednesday night!! Let's see what's new!  :)

Friday, April 20, 2012

"Soul Searching..."

...Or...

"Why am I doing what I'm doing?"

Ok.

So this will maybe be kinda long-winded...and maybe a bit angsty (is that a word?)...but I've been wondering lately what I'm really doing with, and in relation to, my business and blog.  I've been floundering a bit with it all...Feeling overwhelmed for no really good reason.

I have all these ideas and projects swimming around in my head...and I'm not sure how to organize my thoughts and activities.

And today I could finally put into the words the feelings I was having:

There are a lot of people out there doing what I do...and they're doing it better than I am.

Yeah.  I know.  Such a HUGE revelation, right.

Ahem.

Pardon my sarcasm.

Anyhoo...

I've been trying to figure out why I'm doing what I'm doing.  And being able to pinpoint the feelings I've been having has made me question a few things.

Like: "Is what I'm doing useful?"  "Is it needed or necessary?"  "Does it matter if it is...or isn't?"

And I can honestly say that I don't really know the answers to those questions yet...

BUT...

I do know that I like being creative...I like being a mom...I like being a wife...I like to crochet, and blog, and, sew, and doing fun things with my kids...I like being me...

And being true my ever-changing self is something I need to continue to work on.

So...here are a couple of quotes that have been helping see my potential and want to work harder to figure out why I do what I do.

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So...I'm trying some new things and stretching and learning some things about myself...And I'll keep doing a little soul searching and keep you updated!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Make Something Monday Link Party #54!

Happy Monday!!  Sorry I'm a bit late getting this up for you today!  I've had a busy weekend and have been playing catch-up today!

Our most-viewed link from the last week was...
This whimsical bouquet of crocheted flowers from My Two Butterflies!  So fun!!
And check out these other faves of mine...
This cute and colorful crochet Baby Headband pattern with Flowers from Crochet Dreamz...can't wait to try this on out!
This darling Spring Dress from Emmylou Bee Do...I have GOT to get this pattern ASAP!
If you've been featured feel free to grab a button from my button section to proudly display on your blog! ;)

Now onto this week!
Here's a little reminder of the 'rules!'
  • Become a follower of my blog!  (You can add my Make Something Button to your blog, too, if you wanna be extra nice! It's over in my buttons section! ;)
  • Please post to a specific blog post...not to your main page or shop!
  • Limit your links to three per week!
  • Be sure to spread the love and leave a nice comment on someone else's project!
Please know that I retain the right to delete any link which I feel violate the above conditions!

Thanks so much for joining me each week!  The party is open until Wednesday night!! Let's see what's new!  :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Make Something Monday Link Party #53!

Hope you had a great Easter weekend!  Ours was beautiful!  Thanks for joining me again this week!!

Our most-viewed link from the last couple of weeks...
These gorgeous Crocheted Hexagons from Arriba, en el desv├ín.  Aren't they so beautiful!?!?
And check out these other faves of mine...
This 'Tote'ally Cute Tote Tutorial by Me Making Do!  Love the fabric, too!!
This fun Crocheted Easter Garland from Sweet Yarns!  I love the little carrots!!
This awesome Upcycled Denim Rag Rug Tutorial from Proverbs 31!  How cool is this?!?
This cute Scrapbook Paper Bastke Pattern by Noreen Doll...So simple and fun!
If you've been featured feel free to grab a button from my button section to proudly display on your blog! ;)

Now onto this week!
Here's a little reminder of the 'rules!'
  • Become a follower of my blog!  (You can add my Make Something Button to your blog, too, if you wanna be extra nice! It's over in my buttons section! ;)
  • Please post to a specific blog post...not to your main page or shop!
  • Limit your links to three per week!
  • Be sure to spread the love and leave a nice comment on someone else's project!
Please know that I retain the right to delete any link which I feel violate the above conditions!

Thanks so much for joining me each week!  The party is open until Wednesday night!! Let's see what's new!  :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter...

Sorry I left ya'll hanging this week with the Make Something Monday Link Party...I needed a little vacation from my vacation if you know what I mean! ;)

I'll be back next week with another Make Something Monday party and a bunch of features...so stay tuned!

Until then...and on a much more serious note...This past weekend was the April 2012 General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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It was a truly uplifting and inspiring couple of meetings.  I feel so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful organization, and would love to share that with you...

No pressure, of course!  Just click on the links above if you are interested in finding out more about the Mormons or if you would like to listen to any of the talks that were given! :)

And I'd also like to leave you with this inspiring video presentation on the Resurrection of our Savior. I feel so blessed to have the knowledge of my Savior's love and atonement for me.  It has blessed and shaped my life in so many ways.



Have a wonderful Easter!

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