Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun!

Yikes!  Time has flown, and it’s almost embarrassing how much I’ve neglected this poor blog!  Thanks to Teena In Toronto I was reminded (a few days ago) of my four-year blog anniversary!  I can’t believe I’ve been here for so long. Inconsistent at times, but still here!  Next year, I’ll have to remember and celebrate more properly!

Because I love to take pictures, and saw this cool shot of a spider web the other morning, I wanted to add it here –

Tamdoll's cobwebs

- kind of symbolic, too --- I could say that cobwebs are gathering dust in the corners of my blog, but instead I will imagine that they are collecting sparkly dew and inspiration instead!

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I thought it was funny when Tina left me a comment at an Artful Thursday post – about “… not having mastered zippers…” … as if I have!  Ha!  I just keep trying.  And trying.  Many of my projects end up extra creative because I try so many different crafts but don’t master any of them, and often a unique embellishment shows up just to cover my mistakes!  Like Jane, at that same post, commented about the lack of pleats.  Jane is a prolific and talented handbag maker, so when she comments about one of mine, I listen! The pattern I used was a beautiful one, but not only did I not have enough fabric to pleat it up, it was too heavy for me to feel comfortable doing so, even if I had more yardage.  That all led to a bag slightly different than the pattern & I was happy with it.

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Some things that are keeping me busy… Crochet Today’s, May/June 2010 pattern for Lace & Pearls Necklace – done for my oldest girl in red, as requested.  Thinking about the white beads, but haven’t attached them yet… I’m not sure I like the white:

Tamdoll Crochet Today Lace & Pearls Necklace in Red

Mixing pounds and pounds of purple and white Sixlets candies to create favor bags for a party:

Tamdoll's Candy Swirl

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I’m looking forward to a busy summer with my girls & will be blogging more regularly.  What are you up to, my blog-reading friends?

6 comments:

  1. I have never seen a spider web so beautiful. The lace thing you're making for your girl makes me drool. I love making lace stuff but I'm still a beginner at crochet.

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  2. happy 4th birthday! love that purple candy shot- so cool! xo m.

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  3. Awesome spider web photo!
    Congrats on the blogiversary :)
    Love the necklace too...will look great with the pearls!

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  4. The lace and pearl necklace is so pretty!
    I just picked some fresh herbs from my herb garden, inspired by one of your earlier posts!!

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  5. Happy 4th Blogiversary! Here's to another year of sharing on your wonderful blog.

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  6. That is a very cool spider web photo! Congratulations on 4 years!

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