I'm running two weeks behind again. Technically, it's really just a week, but I've got two weeks to share with you. Since there's so much to cover, let's get to it!
We worked out in the yard some, trying to get an area clear before we had the shed moved. Pat picked up this shelf from the place where it had been since we moved it. I seriously thought it was just a section of a broken shelf. But, it turned out to be this.
He called it a baker's drying rack where you slide in trays for the bread, doughnuts, pastries, etc. I can TOTALLY see painting it up real pretty and using it to store and dry papers. Can you see it? I can't believe I've just left it sitting out in the yard for five years!
Pat's sister and her partner came over to help us move a few things with the help of the tractor.
Monday was all about running all the errands. I felt like I was busy all day long. Then, I got a happy surprise in the mail.
On Tuesday, I worked general business-y tasks before pouring myself into an art journal page.
And, our new TV was delivered!
After a busy business day on Wednesday and a new quote for the tree service that we're still waiting to have done, we had the shed moved. It was creepy and cool to watch two guys with a "mule" move it across the yard.
Saturday was my birthday. I really didn't do much. I had previously purchased some tube watercolors and spent part of the morning getting them into an organizer for easier use.
On Sunday, it was back to yard and housework. While Pat fiddled with something on the tractor, I gathered a few found objects for a little assemblage.
We should have been prepping for Hurricane Zeta on Wednesday. But, I did my best to try to ignore the fact that another one was headed our way. Instead, I worked on getting my Gothic pieces finished and the blog ready to go in case we lost power. (We did lose power for about 11 hours) The storm was a lot of wind and rain, but definitely less scary than Sally. I hate that I had to send Pat out in it to pick up my niece from work, but fortunately, they both arrived home safely.
On Thursday morning we assessed the storm damage. Fortunately, the only real damage was a large limb down.
While the power was off, we went ahead and started up the generator for the essentials.
And, I did a little doodling to keep myself occupied.
And, if you're looking for inspiration here's what I have for you.
- These earrings from Moois Van Mie are stunning and sparkly. And, she shares how easily she made them too.
- This list of Fall-inspired knitting and crochet patterns makes me long to know how to do either. Fortunately, there are links to learn too!
- I can't believe I've never thought about making rusty pumpkins before. Here's a tutorial on making a topiary of rusted pumpkins.
- I cannot get over how adorable this assemblage Frankenstein's monster is. I love him!
- The use of jewelry bails to create these spoon windchines is a smart idea.
- Oh, please get a dose of cute with these squirrel photos.
- I can just imagine a ton of ideas with this drilled pumpkin light as the starter inspiration.
- Lifehacker shared some tips on how to spark your creativity when you're in a rut.
- I love most everything Jen at Epbot makes, so this dollar tree $5 cloche for Halloween caught my attention.
- Julie Fie-Fen Balzer shared some video inspiration on Daily Practices and making time to create.
- Here are ten tutorials on how to embroider letters.
- These chaotic times have us all a little out of sorts. So, here's 5 Hobbies to Calm.
- And, here are three ways you can preserve fall leaves when you find some spectacular ones.
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