Sunday, December 5, 2010

Multi-tasking - blogging and petting my cat at the same time!

I am sitting on the edge of my chair - literally and physically on the edge since Hana has decided that she needs to be close to me since it is a bit cool here - plus she needs extra petting (not sure why but she has her reasons) so I am trying to blog and pet her at the same time. It's been a busy day - I braved the elements this morning to do a little shopping (the weather was nice earlier today but I hate having to fight the crowds at the shopping area - almost all of our stores are within a 6-8 block range - the mall, Target, Sam's, Walmart, Home Depot, Best Buy, Michael's, you name it so that particular area of town is a madhouse during the holiday season). I got there early but it was still hard to find parking spaces. I know you will find this hard to believe but I went to both Target and Michael's and didn't find anything I wanted to buy. I did buy some black pants on clearance at Beall's, some socks at the Dollar Store, and some groceries and a Poinsettia at Walmart - and I got cat food for Hana at Pet Supermarket so I did help the economy a little bit. I really do not enjoy shopping so I always try to get as much done as I can in one trip, and then I treat myself to a Starbucks!

The above tag was inspired by one of Tim Holtz's 12 days of tags. I love to see what he creates but since I have very little of his products, I try to create tags that are inspired by his with the products I have on hand. This year he has been using dies on almost every tag, and since I don't have a die cutting machine, I am trying to figure out how to make them with what I have and with what I can cut out. I used his method for making a flower from his tissue tape but I used some old Heidi Swapp tape instead.I also drew the branch with a black pigma pen, not stamped like his, and the little holiday tag is Gecko Galz ephemera.
This is my finished Autumn Pralines & Cream wrap for the Jane Thornley knit a long on Ravelry. I am a bit burned out on knitting right now but will be ready to start something new after the holidays.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend - I am off to watch some football on television.
Thanks for reading


McMGrad89 said...

Love the wrap. I can never find what I want when I go shopping either.

Sounds like a nice day, though. Hope your evening and week are just as good.

judean said...

I love your take on Tim's tag! Good for you using what you've got!

I also love your tree w/birds--it's so festive and beautiful!

jacque4u2c said...

Just gorgeous!

Jamie Dougherty (jaylynn) said...

Those are gorgeous!!! I love that wrap! :) Hugs Jamie

LynneForsythe said...

Girl...this tag is FANTABULOUS!!! and the wrap....GORGEOUS!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeee that tag Chris!! I love love love the flower and that bird! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jenneke said...

You have been very crafty again, Chris!! LOVE your tag, so wonderful you're making it your own way!! And your wrap is gorgeous, love the colors!!
Your TAAFOMFT page is one of my all time favorites of you!! Adore it!!!!

Enjoy your week!


deana said...

Sounds like you got a lot accomplished! The wrapmis beautiful...that should help keep you and Hannah warm! :-)

Hanneke said...

Love the tag and adore the wrap, beautiful!!! i don't like shopping right now either, it's cold slippery and crowded!! So YAY for online shopping!!!

Jeanet said...

That is multi tasking indeed ;)
Love your wrap and your tag is need for the original items, it's the techniques and the fun that matters and I love yours!!