Tags: 30 days of creativity, 30 Doc, Crafts, Creativity, diy, jewelry, quilting, Stimulus, Summer Camp
Here I am! Sorry I haven’t post since the 14th, but I have been… exhausted. I do not know what has happened to me! The clock says 10pm and I am a zombie… although that is not a good example since zombies probably have much more energy than me. I also have to say the days are wonderful and we are out and about having summer fun too.
I have been keeping up with 30 days though. I thought this year was going to be easier than the previous one, but I was wrong. I now have two jobs and a very active 18 month old. That would do it, don’t you think?
Before I show you my projects, I have some exciting news: I started to work for a local jewelry company! It is called Dragonfly Designs, and they teach jewelry making at Summer Camps, after school programs, and birthday parties. Even though I had limited experience making jewelry, I showed them some of my crafts and Mother Crafter and they loved what I do (HELLO, What is the point?) so they are training me over the summer so I can become a teacher in the Fall. I started assisting teaching two weeks ago, and I really liked it. The girls were from 5 to 14 years old, and it was pretty cool seeing them create all sorts of projects. If you have time, go check out the company webpage, their mission and products are very nice.
Here are my creative efforts of the last 15 days of June.
Day 15: We went to MOCHA with some friends. Me and Paloma made this coffee filter flower for Father’s Day.
Day 16: Giants gift voucher for Michael.
Day 17: I made a Lemon Pudding Cake with a personal twist from the Real Simple magazine. You will need to trust me on this one (I have witnesses), the baking dish was empty before I remembered to take pictures! Recipe here.
Day 18: I played with the fabrics of the mini quilt from Day 13. I remove three of the pieces and decided to keep everything in the same color range: grey, white, black and yellow.
Day 19: First day of Summer Camp. We helped the girls make clay pendants.
Day 20: Second day at Summer Camp. We did hair clips with seed beads and feathers.
Day 21: Again at Summer Camp. We did bracelets with wood beads.
Day 22: My auntie Melissa sent me this jewelry website with tutorials, tips and stimulus. I watched a couple of them.
Day 23: I went to the library and checked out a lot of quilting and sewing books for stimulus.
Day 24: More work on the quilt.
Day 25: Paloma had a fever, so we creatively played to kept her indoors.
Day 26: I made this Owl necklace with pieces I bought in Argentina.
Day 27: At camp, we showed the kids how to make three strand beaded necklaces.
Day 28: We made headbands with the kids.
Day 29: I watched the introduction of the online class Michael gave me for Mother’s Day.
Day 30: We went to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum and experienced flying over Mount Diablo through a hawk’s eyes.
I can’t believe is over. It was definitely a challenge this year. Phew! Now that July is here, I have line dup some pretty cool Show and Tell posts, the goodies of the Christmas in July gift exchange, and more! Next, I will post the pictures of the Alameda County Fair we went last weekend, including one of Paloma taking her first horseback ride! See you soon. I promise!
Tags: 30 days of creativity, 30DoC, create, Creativity, doodle, dora
I made this doodle for Paloma this afternoon. I am not sure it looks like Dora per se, but Pali smiled and wiggled when she saw it, so I guess it does!
Soooo tired today. I need to go to sleep NOW
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ―Maya Angelou
Tags: 30 days of creativity, 30DoC, Crafts, diy, Fiber art, Quilt, Sewing
The quilting bug is itching! I started to cut fabric to make a mini hanging quilt.
We will see how it goes!
“It is better to create than to be learned, creating is the true essence of life” -Barthold Georg Niebuhr
Tags: 30 days of creativity, 30DoC, create stuff, lace, lace headband, sand castle, sand sculpture
Today I made a headband using some lace trim my aunt Melissa sent me.
We went to a Sand Castle and Sculpture contest today. It was fun and the weather was gorgeous. Here are some of my favorite.
“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London
Tags: 30 days of creativity, create stuff, cuffs, fabric, sequins, Sewing
Zoe came to play with us today. She was very curious about the sewing machine and all the fabric around. She discovered the box where I keep my sparkly fabric.
She and Paloma had fun taking them from the box and looking at the sequins. To show how the sewing machine works, I made them cuffs. I wasn’t fast enough and didn’t take any pictures while they were wearing them (they kept them on for like, 5 minutes). But here they are:
“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things” – Ray Bradbury
Tags: 30 days of creativity, 30 Doc, create stuff, knit dress, racer back dress, Sewing, toddler dress
Today I made a racer back dress for a 3 year old. My best work NOT
“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.” -Rita Mae Brown
Tags: 30 days of creativity, chevron tape, Crafts, create stuff, diy, Quilt, quilt block
I got into a car accident on Friday on my way to Art Murmur. Luckily everyone that was involved is fine (including Paloma) but the situation was very scary and I am still not recovered mentally. Saturday I was feeling crappy all day but Sunday I put myself together (a little) and did some fun stuff with my family. I managed to do my projects for the challenge though, but I was not in the mood to really post my projects.
Today I am feeling a lot better. Life goes on… with trashed cars and all. I realized there is not point worrying about something you can’t control or know with certainty how it will resolve.
So here are my projects:
Day 1: I covered one of the drawers of my craft cabinet with chevron tape. Chevron. I told myself I would never use it because I am so tired of seeing it all over Pinterest… but here I am. I’ve sold my soul. I am planning to do the rest of the drawers over the duration of the challenge in different partners.
Day 2: I made a custom apron for a painter. She was next to me at my last Craft Show and ordered one from me with shorter pockets. She also picked out the fabric from my stash.
Day 3: I made a quilt block! YES! My first quilt block!!! I just made it up, no planning at all. I like it, and it was fast! I just grabbed scraps in coordinating colors and sewed them together. I am so excited about the beginning of my quilt journey.
Day 4 (today): I made a “create” sign inspired by this. Check out the rest of the blog, I became obssesed with it as soon as I discovered it a couple of weeks ago.
What have you been making? Show me!
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook
Tags: 30 days of creativity, create stuff, creative calendar, Creativity, make
- Create stuff you’ve been wanting to do anyway.
- Exercise the creativity we’re all born with.
- Break the monotony of not doing anything creative.
- Make your mom proud.
These are some of the 30 reasons you should participate in 30 Days of Creativity. Launched by ad agency Carmichael Lynch, it is a initiative for people to make something (anything) every day for the month of June. In its 3rd year (2nd for me), they are encouraging people to stop putting off their creativeness and jump in. Their motto is: “Your brain is like a muscle. When you exercise it, it gets stronger.”
Here is the 2012 Inspiration Calendar:
You can also check out the projects I did last year here for more inspiration.
So… are you in? Join me and other creative minds! To be part of it, you pledge to make something every day from June 1st to June 30th and let them know on Twitter. Or visit the 30 Days of Creativity website to share your creations, see what others are making, and encourage others/be encouraged to finish the month. They also created a Pinterest page where they will upload the projects of the community.
Tags: 30 days of creativity, 30 projects, crafts slide show, create stuff
30 Days of Creativity was really fun. I am a little sad that is over, but I am also enjoying the free time I can’t wait until next year!
It really helped me to stop procrastinating and gave me the motivation to start doing what I like the most – making stuff. I used it as an outlet after a long day, as a way to boost my happiness and surround myself and my home with meaningful objects created with love. When I look at these objects I can smile and remember the joy of creating them.
Thank you 30 Days of Creativity! See you in 2012.