52 Weeks of Creative: Week 30

I had to make a bag for a group I joined.  Basically, everybody in the group makes a bag for someone else.  So I made a Sherlock-themed bag for my person.

I thought it would be really easy and fast, since it was like a transfer.  So what I did was I found some pics on the Internet.  I printed them on photo transfer paper.  I ironed them to the bag.


Then I had to re-iron Sherlock, because he was coming off.  Silly Sherlock.




As always, feel free to comment with feedback, ideas or creative projects of your own!


52 Weeks of Creative: Week 29

This week….

I picked up pastels again.  Mostly because I saw something cool on Pinterest with pages cut out of a dictionary in a heart shape, emphasizing specific words.  I didn’t use a dictionary.  I used a book of children’s verses.



These are the gnomes.  I draw them…sometimes.  These gnomes are patterned after my nieces and nephews, because my oldest nephew was born looking like a gnome.  I called him my little gnome for ages and ages.  If any child was a fairy baby….




From left to right: Daisy, Jonathan, Calvin, Carrie Anne, Fern.  These are likely positions they would have in real life, too.



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52 Weeks of Creative: Week 27

My week was actually alright.  Hard, exhausting and a little different, but alright.

Until yesterday.

Yesterday my creative project was born out of a deep sadness, and ironically, it turned out great.



Then I cut strips into the sides and tied them in knots.  See how I went inward at an angle?  That’s me trying to follow the contours of the body.  I mostly guessed, but you can measure this by putting the shirt on and putting pins along how tight you want the shirt to be.  Then just cut a strip that deep.



See how the strips are different lengths?  That’s because they went deeper into the fabric at certain points.  If you want to trim yours down, that’s totally legit too.  I asked the opinions of a group of 4 people and they said to leave it.


A long time ago I determined that nothing depressing or unnecessarily dramatic needed to be on the internet.  No one solves drama with mysterious or not-so-mysterious rants on social media.  If you feel the need to express it to the world instead of that person in particular…maybe that person deserves better.

But I also determined that I wasn’t going to live my life as a lie.  If someone asks how I am, and I am not doing well, I say so.  “I’m ok” is a totally fine response.  If they care/are close they will ask.  If not, then you didn’t lie but you also didn’t cause massive extra drama.

I only made this project because my day went severely south yesterday.  I actually had a much more intense project I was working on.  That’s okay.  There’s always next week.

As always feel free to comment with feedback, ideas or projects of your own!