30 Days of Creativity, Days 15-30

July 3, 2012 at 14:59 | Posted in Crafts - DIY | 2 Comments
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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! 🙂


30 Days of Creativity, Day 14

June 14, 2012 at 23:36 | Posted in Crafts - DIY | Leave a comment
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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

30 Days of Creativity, Day 13

June 13, 2012 at 23:02 | Posted in Crafts - DIY | Leave a comment
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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

30 Days of Creativity, Day 12

June 12, 2012 at 23:19 | Posted in Crafts - DIY | 2 Comments
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Today I made this outfit in Polyvore and I called it Nostalgia.

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” -George Bernard Shaw

30 Days of Creativity, Days 10 and 11

June 11, 2012 at 22:52 | Posted in Crafts - DIY | Leave a comment
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Yesterday I was about to post what I did but Paloma woke up. I went to put her back to sleep, and I fell asleep! So here are Days 10 and 11 together.

Sunday I made another version of the Crochet Button Cuff.

And today, I played with more buttons, burlap and tiny embroidery hoops.

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” -Leo Burnett


30 Days of Creativity, Day 9

June 9, 2012 at 23:45 | Posted in Crafts - DIY | Leave a comment
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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

30 Days of Creativity, Day 8

June 8, 2012 at 22:55 | Posted in Crafts - DIY | Leave a comment
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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

30 Days of Creativity, Day 7

June 7, 2012 at 23:55 | Posted in Crafts - DIY | Leave a comment
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I was tempted to rest today, you know, like  “and on the seventh day he rested”, but then I couldn’t just do nothing. As Albert Einstein once said…


30 Days of Creativity, Day 6

June 6, 2012 at 23:08 | Posted in Crafts - DIY | Leave a comment
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Today I went to the library to pick up a book I always wanted to read,  Los Cuatro Acuerdos (The Four Agreements), a guide to achieve personal freedom and happiness. The author, shamanic teacher and healer Miguel Ruiz presents four lifestyle commitments that can transform life into the realization of your own personal dream. I can’t wait to start reading it!

For Day 6 of 30DoC, I made a embroidered felt bookmark.

“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.”
— Edward de Bono

30 Days of Creativity, Day 5

June 5, 2012 at 22:27 | Posted in Crafts - DIY | Leave a comment
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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

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