Hello! It's another beautiful day in Toronto and I'm feeling really good about my weekend - I did a decent amount of crafting and I went sailing for the first time! My father-in-law's retirement activity of choice is a 32ft sailboat, which we took onto Lake Ontario yesterday. Despite some initial nervousness about getting seasick and/or falling into the water, I really enjoyed it! I'm not ready to sail around the world as per The Leopard's suggestion, but I'll definitely go again. It was great to be out on the water, enjoying the sunshine.
Last week's creative goals were similar to most of my CG Monday weekly goals in that they are pretty diverse. I try to set goals for a mix of creative mediums because it keeps me interested and gives me a choice when I sit down to do 'something crafty'. And I've been finding that I'm generally pretty successful with this method. For instance, last week I worked on three knitting projects (including the lacy scarf I had been avoiding). I organized all my craft supplies so that things are much neater and easier to find. I also made a card, which while it isn't the ATC I had planned, it is in the realm of paper crafts so I figure it still counts. And outside of my weekly goals, I did a couple of hours of cross stitching. Not too shabby.
What I didn't do however is work on my blog banner, which should have been a priority because I really do want my blog design to reflect me and my style. I will admit to being a bit nervous about making the banner myself so that's probably why I'm avoiding working on it. So I think for this week, it's time to focus a bit more. This coming week will be all about designing my blog. That means that this week I will:
- Design, draw and decorate my blog banner and capture it digitally
- Create an avatar based on my banner design
- Change or improve my feature banners
- Play around with Typepad so that I can incorporate the design I want
Of course, if I really feel like knitting or work on another craft, I'm definitely going to do it. But my main focus will be creating a blog design I love. Fingers crossed that it will work out!
To close off this post, here's a project that I recently completed and gifted - a baby card with matching mix CD!
As I mentioned last week, I spent time with a really good friend who was visiting from Vancouver, as well as meet her new son. So I decided to make a CD of fun music for baby Leo (and Mommy and Daddy too). It's an eclectic mix that starts off happy and up-beat with R.E.M.'s Stand and gradually slows down to end with Seu Jorge's chill Rebel Rebel (perfect for nap time). And of course, with a name like Leo, I had to go with a lion theme! I'm pretty pleased with how they both turned out.