It's been one of those weeks that absolutely disappeared on me. Maybe this review will help me remember what I did with it.
After the rain, the temperature began to drop on Monday. I knocked out chores, packaging more Etsy orders, and the grocery shopping. And, we found a reason to celebrate.
Tuesday was the first of December. It took me a little waking up before I realized that also meant it was the first day of Carve December! I'll share each day's stamp a little further down in this post so you can see them grouped together. I worked on and off all day and finished it with a disaster of a desk. I'll spare you the pictures and instead share our yummy dinner.
We woke to freezing temperatures on Wednesday.
The freeze wilted a lot of our delicate plants and even most of our ferns. But, I discovered this one that was working on clinging in there.
I spent the morning working on several business tasks. Once it warmed up, I helped Pat paint primer on the shed until we rain out of paint. This is the before.
I was exhausted from painting and convinced Pat to order out for dinner (woohoo!)
We thought we might get more painting done on Thursday, but rain was predicted. We did take a look at the paint swatch on the shed.
Before trying to head out to shop, I noticed that the camellias were blooming. I had to stop and admire them.
On Friday, I handled a few tasks at home and ran to the Southern Antiques and Accents to update the booth.
After that, I spent the whole afternoon knocking out more Christmas shopping. While I hate putting myself at risk out in the public, there were just some things I couldn't purchase online.
Since most of the shopping was done, I spent some of Saturday decorating in the house.
We still haven't decided if we're going to get a tree this year or not, I feel a little more festive with at least a few baubles out. I'm hoping to make a few things too if I can ever decide what!
I also decided to begin Kasia's Advent Calendar course from Everything Art. And, in true "me" fashion, I first created a new journal.
While I did that (and a few other things on my to-do list), Pat and his sister were outside tearing the tin off one of the lean-tos attached to the pole barn. Somehow I was able to get out of that task!
Here's a look at the stamps I've carved each day this week for #CarveDecember.
And, that was my week!
I stayed so busy that I didn't have much time for other inspiration but did find a few things that might spark your creativity.
- As I said above, I'm feeling the ich to create some Christmas decorations and keep stumbling on great tutorials. Here are 21 Free Patterns for Felt Ornaments.
- Jen at EPBOT always finds the best stuff. She recently shared 10 Christmas Crafts that Inspired Her.
- If you're looking to make some of your gifts this season, Sadie Seasongoods has a list of 150+ Creative DIY Christmas Gifts.
- For good measure, here's one more ornament pattern. This time, it's embroidery hoop ornaments.
Once again, thanks for sharing very interesting projects to try. I ma amazed by the rigor which with you approach these daily challenges. You have made some great stamps so far.ReplyDelete
Divya, I'm so glad you found some useful projects in this small smattering! I do love the stamp-carving challenge. I get to end up with more craft supplies each day! lol!Delete