Saturday, January 9, 2016

2016 will be different

Okay, so just to prove to myself that I am taking this seriously, I am making a short post here.

This last week I haven't really don't anything crafty worth reporting, I haven't cooked anything worth sharing or done anything to share with the internet.  I did go and see Star Wars, but that is a subject I won't ruin for anyone else on here.

I did manage to get Christmas 2015 taken down.  It was rather sad to see it go, I had a really pretty theme going.  Now it is time to take the clean slate of a house to do something fun!  Right now I am too pooped to do more than crochet this weekend, but next week I will try and have at least one fun crafty thing to share!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

2016's Big Project

     Okay, so I am horrible about not posting regularly or keeping up with what I intend to do online.  It isn't that I don't like to write, but I have gotten out of the habit of writing online.

     There was a day that I kept a blog going all of the time but at the time I didn't have friends locally who were crafty or created things regularly.  The only way that I had to share my work was online.  I had a small online community that helped me learn to knit, shared in my sad attempts at making hair clips and kept me company while experimenting with different crafts.

    Fast-forward to today and I have a wonderful daughter in law that I can craft with, a church group and friends that I crochet and knit with and even some random people I have met through Facebook groups that I share with.

    Well, 2016 I hope will change that.  This year I have a really big project to work for and I need to really stay on top of creating, designing and organizing my plans and ideas.  I want to use this and other forms of social media to get ideas, input and share how-to projects.

    Many people think that it is insane to start planning Christmas a year in advance but I need to this year.  My hubby and I are going to not only do a real themed Christmas but we are also planning on trying to throw a Christmas party.  What is our theme?  The late 1950's and early 1960's, as my dad called it Apollo Space Program Christmas. 

   


This all started with finding out that Shiny Brite ornaments were being reproduced. 

    
   








     Then thinking how cool it would be to have a vintage Aluminum tree complete with light wheel and maybe even a rotating base for this tree.  I mean, why not go all of the way, colored trees have been back in vogue for a while now.  Just not the full retro feels.






Well, if we are going to go through this much effort, why not share it with our friends...Huh...Why not the internet?



    So, over the next year I will be sharing inspiration, acquisitions, crafts and recipes that will lead up to the big event.  Not just that, but hopefully I will have time for other crafts and creations as we go along.  You know things like sewing the perfect hostess apron, having a "costume" theme for the party and maybe finishing some of the crochet and knitting projects that I have lining my bedroom wall right now.

   Here is to 2016, fresh starts and retro feels!