Another week in the books! While there have been projects on my desk all week, it wasn't as productive a week as the one before. But, it was a holiday/vacation week for us and I spent the bulk of my time working on promoting the sale in the Etsy Shop. However, I did squeeze in some fun too.
Blakely State Park. This time, though, we kept an eye on the map and didn't wear ourselves slap out. After that, Pat and I ran errands and worked on a few things around the house.
The Big Green Tree Machine showed up earlier on Monday than we expected. But, we couldn't complain. We were glad to see them and get the downed trees out of here.
As I mentioned above, this week was a "vacation". This just meant that Pat took the week off to get some tasks done around the property. The main thing was to replace some of the shed which he started in earnest on Tuesday.
And, as I became increasingly frustrated with the lack of pockets in the pants I was wearing, I tweeted this.
I started Wednesday morning by making sure I shared about the sale in my shop.
I mostly made the sweet potato pies, helped with the pecan pie, and assisted my mom in getting other tasks sorted. But, look at my pies!
Thursday was Thanksgiving. And, is usually the case, I was too busy visiting to take any pictures. It was a small gathering of just my mom and step-dad, my nieces and their boyfriends, and Pat and me. So, I felt pretty safe with that arrangement. And, it was quite bittersweet as we were all missing my grandmother.
I did get a quick shot of my niece's cat, Milo, and his shenanigans while we were eating.
Friday is my main housecleaning day. After the chores were tackled, I stayed in the craft room for most of the day, working on technical things. In the afternoon, I started focusing on making.
I feel like I spent all of Saturday promoting. It was Small Business Saturday and I wanted to share as many of the small businesses that I follow as I could in my Instagram stories. In the afternoon, we watched the Iron Bowl while I doodled.
As you can see, I did infuse some creativity throughout the week as it snuck its way into each of my days. I hope you're finding ways to stay inspired too. Here are a few of the inspirations I found over the week.
- I've been playing with my gelli plate and alcohol inks some, so this list of 12 Crafts Created with Alcohol Inks caught my attention.
- Art created with found and reclaimed objects is definitely one of my favorite things. Check out this collection of pieces from Artist Nari Ward.
- Rings & Things shared a tutorial on How to Make a Large-holed Bead and Multi-Strand Leather Choker Necklace.
- Mindful Art Studio shared their 2020 Book List.
- Learn to make a pair of Ombre Autumn Earrings at Jewelry Making Journal.
- Here's an interesting Craft-Along Advent Calendar from Sew Historically.
- You saw my attempts at pies but really should check out these AMAZING Fantasy Art Pies and Cookies. I can't even believe they're completely edible.
- At Mill Lane Studio, you can discover different materials you can use to Color Epoxy Resin.
- I really love the process that Julie at Balzer Designs takes to create these Watercolor Ornament Cards.
- This rusty can was upcycled in two ways and also gives you a new way to look at upcycling old stuff.
- Finally, as a female football fan, this historic moment for women in football had me a little choked up.
Alrighty, that was the week for me. I hope you're finding some joy and inspiration in these trying times. And, hey, it's officially the holiday season! So, here's hoping it's stress-free!!