Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Kolette Hall "class" on her blog!

I have taken several classes at Big Picture Scrapbooking with Kolette Hall. She is a phenomenal woman and an amazing and inspirational teacher. She also makes the most beautiful artwork and downloads. The project we will be doing together is called "Needful Things" and it's about prioritizing and managing your life. We just happen to be using scrapbooking supplies to make a gorgeous notebook too! If you are interested in "playing along" with us, go to Kolette Hall's blog.

Here is what Kolette has to say about the project:

"Life Management.
That’s a tricky thing sometimes.  We all have unique lives – different families, different work situations, different homes, different adversities, different likes and dislikes, different personalities, different everything.  Because of the need to adapt strategies to fit our individual circumstances, learning how to manage our lives can be challenging."

Sunday, January 10, 2010

OPAM January 2010 Finish

Hurray! I have my first finishes! I have been knitting these scarves for my mother and grandmother :) I'm a novice knitter, and these were pretty easy, from a patter I found at here at Ravelry.I'm excited to give them as gifts!

Friday, January 8, 2010

One Project A Month Finishes for 2009

We are starting a new OPAM for the year 2010! You can read more about how to join and rules etc.here or by clicking on the One Project A Month picture on the left hand side of my blog. I'm excited to get started!

Just for the record:
Jan.: car trash can

Feb.: peasant blouse

Mar.: DD's quillow

Apr.: pink peasant top

May: doll for Craft Hope

Jun.: bandana tops

Jul.: fall star quilt

Aug.: curtains

Sep.: embellished dish towel

Oct.: recycled denim skirt

Nov. and Dec.: oops, I missed these!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Being more GREEN!

I used to use fabric napkins exclusively and then when I had kids I got away from that somewhat. Well, I am going back to using fabric napkins in an effort to be more "green". AND I just like the pretty fabrics and the feel of them as well. I think that using "art" or pretty things in everyday life makes people happy, or it should; so that is my other reasoning.

I do have to wonder what the impact of using more water and detergent makes on the environment and if the switch is really worth it from that standpoint. Myabe I need to switch to an organic biodegradable detergent at the same time. I also know that the trees used in paper production are replanted when they are harvested so they aren't truly being deforested in every sense. They still are able to clean and purify air and cool the area by their shade. They provide habitat for animals, but have an impact on the fauna in the area when they are cut down and reseeded. I need to do more research. There seem to be so many factors. What do you think?


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