Peek at My Week (Sep 27-Oct 3)
This past week seemed to just slip away from me. I had planned to get at least one other post up, but I just couldn't seem to focus long enough. We were busy this week.
Sunday started early. It was eerily foggy as we headed out to finish moving the rest of the equipment from Pat's recording studio.
It was a bittersweet goodbye to the rented space. But, since the floors needed to be replaced after over an inch of water came in during the storm and the pandemic has shuttered the doors of the studio lately anyway; it was time to move out. We're hoping another incarnation of Jellyfish Studios will come into being before too long.
In the afternoon, we began clearing out some of the smaller items from Pat's shop that was crushed in the hurricane. We had friends scheduled to come help with the larger items on Monday, but I didn't want the smaller items to distract Pat and hinder moving the larger stuff. As I toted items from the barn to a smaller shed, this beauty caught my eye.
On Monday, I snapped a few pictures for insurance before we started hauling the big tools out of the pole barn. With two trucks and a trailer, we only had to make two trips to get the bulk of everything moved. It was exhausting.
We are so thankful for the friends and family that were able to come help. Once, it was all moved, we were worthless for the rest of the day.
On Tuesday, I worked on catching up on chores and even ran to the thrift store in the afternoon.
I lucked up and found a collection of Fossil watch tins (and even went back on Wednesday to get the rest of the ones that were there.)
The temperature began to dip and actually feel good on Wednesday. I was in a bad mood and made myself do some yard work to keep my mind off things. And, puppy snuggles always help.
After taking one of the nieces to the dentist in the morning, I was still distracted and unmotivated in the afternoon. But, I found just enough drive to make a quick Halloween project. It was the first of October after all!
I was away from home all day on Friday to spend some time with my mom. Plus, it was Senior Night at the football game. Our senior was recognized before the game and played beautifully in the halftime show.
After that late night, I felt super lazy on Saturday and basically just watched college football all day. I did take a break to sort a few items in the craft room as the messy state of it was driving me CRAZY.
I do love when things are in rainbow order!
Despite not feeling very motivated, I was still able to find loads of inspiration to share with you.
- These whimsical murals in Paris are absolutely delightful!
- I do love me a good junk journal. Jennifer at Celebrating Everyday Life has compiled a list of what she considers to be the best Junk Journal Supplies for Beginners.
- These earrings from Moois Van Mie are really simple but totally cute. Wait, there were two earring tutorials from her.
- Nunn designs shared a tutorial on Colorizing Resin.
- I'm absolutely smitten with so many of these Yarn Projects from My Beautiful Mess.
- The timing of this round up of DIY Plague Masks from Craft Gossip is funny.
- Speaking of funny, these Comedy Wildlife Photos are sure to bring a smile to your face.
- Here's an old tutorial on Riveting on a Curve that taught me a few things.
- If you're more interested in clay work, here are 20 Polymer Clay Tips and Tricks for Beginners.
- And maybe, a simple Memory Wire Bracelet is more your speed.
- I've been so drawn to embroidery lately without creating much of my own. But, here's a Free Fall Embroidery Design if you're up for it.
- This art by Toni Hamel is so intriguing.
- Since the month of Halloween is upon us, I can finally share some of the projects I've been saving since last year. This Mini Cheesecloth Ghost tutorial is one of them.
- And, this cute Ghost Embroidery Hoop was saved also.
- Don't forget that I've got a few projects of my own like these DIY Paper Pumpkins I made last year. I also have a tutorial for making Beaded Candy Corn Charms that can be used in earrings or a necklace.
- This Felt Ghost Banner is super cute!
- The tutorial for this little Shell Trinket Dish includes some surprising tricks.
- Spiders are about the only thing that really creep me out, but I love this DIY Spier Web Cape. It's lovely!
And, this post suddenly got way longer than I expected. I'm hoping to find time to create more this week, but it looks like there's another storm headed our way, so we'll see. I hope you have a fabulous week!!