Nanowrimo ate my brain for awhile. While I was writing up 50,000 words and finishing my novel, almost everything else fell by the side of the road. But no longer!
I not only finished my novel and hit the 50,000 word mark, but I have accomplished quite a bit of crafty-ness as well. Luckily. With the holiday season upon us, I had better get my butt to work, right?
So today I am going to take you through a few of the projects that I have completed.
First, and my current favorite, is a scarf that I will present to someone who shares my love of vampires. I got the idea for this project from the Vampire Knits book. They had a freebie design that was called a Tourniquet Scarf. I can't knit, but it was pretty easy to crochet. It's supposed to look like a big wound on your neck is dripping down the tourniquet.
I'm still working on the kiddo's Harry Potter scarf. He likes Ravenclaw.
I finally finished the advent calendar, and just in time too. It is now hanging around three walls of our house (windows and closets keep me from having a large amount of blank space that isn't already decorated). The kiddo has had fun with it so far and I hope that continues.
I am sending out my Solstice cards to a few people in a Swap-Bot swap. I am very happy with the way they turned out. Plus, I wrapped them in scrap paper rather than use a new envelope!
And my biggest accomplishment? Finally deciding on a planner system for next year. It's always a struggle for me because I have so many different ideas of what to use. I settle on an idea, then think, oh wait, I want this too! But this year I have decided to go with a 5.5 x 8.5 binder. That means I can take out and add things to it as I want to. And I finally found the binder! It was an obsession to find one. I wasn't able to thrift one, although I did make a binder from an old photo album and cardboard, so I ended up paying money to buy this one new. But it was cheaper than buying an actual planner and I can customize it the way I want to.
Have a great weekend! I hope you accomplish everything you set out to do.