Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wow a merry mess


The plan to rejoin the parents so we could make a mess over at their 'holiday ready' house was stalled when the craftiest grand kiddie disappeared into my playroom as soon as I stepped into my 'dressing' room.  ;^)


She was joined by her only slightly less crafty brother.


My job was to deliver them ready for photo opportunities.  This meant no jam/glue, or smudgy fingers but clean, curled and cute!  Josh insisted on a curler which I was counting on his toque to flatten!  Eliana is a girly girl who wouldn't think of taking them out before time!  


But now the party is over and the the mess on the worktable must be dealt with.


I LUV books.  This is only a small part of my craft/hobby stash.  And I can't even grasp the number of tutorials in the magazine stack!

A clean work surface means a brand new start and that is what is coming up.  I am planning to do book studies in 2012.  It made perfect sense to me to do 12 books in 2012 but the first book is 'Threads- The basics and beyond' and even were I to start tonight, I seriously doubt I could do it in even 2 months.


And then I have all my various interests!  I tried breaking it down into a few main categories.  Still daunting!


So I'm thinking I will still try to narrow things down to 12 specific books and give it the good ol' fashioned workshop 'try'!



I'll be working on the various books as I refine my artistic talents, which are many and varied.
I can see from all the different stacks that thread is a common link to just about all my interests.  I had also ordered two sampler packs of thread.  And I really should make an album of all of Nina's abilities and accomplishments. Kind of a brag book! lol   I'll be posting the best efforts on TNTN each Wednesday in 2012.

10 comments:

Vicki W said...

A book study is a great idea! The kids are adorable. It looks like they had a perfect Christmas!

Leanne said...

Those kids are so cute! I look forward to watching your book study!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Looking FORWARD to it!

HollyM said...

I recognize quite a few books from my own stash. I love them too.
The 2 grand kids are so cute.

Createology said...

So adorable and eager to craft in Grammelles studio. Your book study will be interesting and I should learn from you. My interests are far too varied to focus on any one. 2012 will be an exciting new year to create and experiment...

greelyrita said...

I'm interested in this book study too. Are you writing or reviewing or showcasing them?

Sheila said...

Great idea to do a book study and you have a good size inventory to start on ,your grandchildren are so cute!

Lesly said...

Goodness, I love those little heads with curlers on top! The cutest! Looking forward to your book study! Good luck choosing!

My Sweet Prairie said...

Those are the CUTEST grandkids!!! omg : )

ps- how far from Winnipeg are you? I might be heading there in the fall...

~Monika

├Žble said...

Like you my interests are varied and so broad, I don't think I could limit myself to one per category either. I really like the idea of a book study though. Look forward to reading your reviews.