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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Card Contest

Wow! Three posts in one week. I am on a roll. I found a card contest on this site with an amazing prize. Here is the card that I am entering:

If you want to send hand made cards for this cause, send them to:

Dallas Baptist University
Attn: Julie Carlisle
3000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75211

Friday, January 30, 2009

Rusted Root

My first sweater of the year. I actually started this last summer but had some sizing issues so I took the whole thing apart and started over. After all the problems and learning new techniques, I am very happy with the way it turned out.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cards and Organizers

I've been doing a lot of crafting latey, but not much is actually finished. I am soaking my first finished sweater of 2009, so you will get to see pictures soon!

I saw the cutest little birthday organizer here and since I have such a hard time remembering to send birthday cards, I knew I had to make one. I don't know if this will actually help me, but it sure is cute.

I also made my first card to put in my organizer:

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Resolution Time

It's the beginning of a new year wich means it's resolution time, and I love making resolutions. I didn't do too well on last year's list. Of the ten items on my list, I only stuck with two. I managed to read 29 books last year (my goal was 20) and I started working early on my November boutique items so I wasn't too stressed out during the month of November. The new list has a lot of the same things, but a few new ones, too.

1. Buy another house by the end of the year. Or, at the very least, be able to start the search. Which leads right into #2.
2. Have enough money saved for a 20% deposit.
3. Read 30 books this year.
4. Run/Walk 1,000 miles and complete two 1/2 marathons (my first one is in March and I'm already signed up).
5. Have more items for my November boutique and have more of a variety.
6. Learn to sew using my sewing machine.
7. Knit 4 sweaters (that fit and that are nice enough to be worn out of the house) for me.
8. Use up my yarn/scrapbook supplies before I start buying more.
9. Update my blog more often!
10. Venture out from my normal routine (which generally includes staying home, crafting and watching TV, or running, alone) and make new friends.
11. Cook more often and try new things.
12. Try a little bit harder to be "green."

And here is a picture of Madison, Jackson and Bryce at the park after Christmas.