What’s floating around


There are a lot of materials floating around here right now. I do a little bit of crafting every day, mostly knitting or my free form embroidery stuff as well as some wool embroidery started in May. As I jump from this to that I am making a mess around me, as usual.

Tomorrow I’m going to clean up my main table so that I can have guests over without being too embarassed. Right now there is not one table where you can put down your coffee cup without moving a ball of yarn, a pin cushion or a pencil case…

I feel like I’m not finishing anything, but in fact, two knitting projects are almost finished, and one embroidery is hanging on my wall waiting for me to snap photos of it. And my glittery icon project from way back is also hanging on the wall, now with a dymo message under it:

Madonna: Bless ya all!

Bless ya all! I thought it needed a bit of humor to it.

Bless ya all my darlings!

What say you?

Today felt lonely, tired, hungry and without energy to tackle cleaning, grocery shopping or anything else. Then for some reason I sat at my messy desk and finally started working on a collage, with some painted papers I found in my stash after some digging. And all the joy came back. Here is the first finished collage since I don’t know when:

Collage in the works

Now I’ve been sitting at my work desk for hours sifting through collage papers. Gluing, folding, crafting. I don’t want to go to sleep, even though it’s almost dark outside already…

What’s floating around where you are right now, in your mind and/or on your desk?

PS: The sweet image captcha plug in died on me yesterday, and the new one is invisible (it’s called WP Captcha-Free) and non-intrusive to the readers, but it is keeping spam bots away (so far, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a while still). Please feel free to try it out by leaving a comment, my blog thrives on comments.

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15 Responses to What’s floating around

  1. Judy says:

    I’m drifting too and can’t seem to get anything accomplished. But I’m not stressing about it….the mood will change shortly.

    • iHanna says:

      Well you have a lovely garden to take care of too, right? If I had one I wouldn’t be indoors at all during summer I think…

  2. Shelly says:

    I started tidying my creative space after feeling lacklustre and uninspired. As Judy above noted, the mood starts to shift. Your work is lovely, joyful, and inspiring. Even though I am one of those readers who rarely comment, I am a dedicated follower. We are out here!

    • iHanna says:

      Thank you Shelly for letting me know you read and are inspired by what I post, it means a lot to me.

      I did spent the entire day yesterday cleaning, and now I feel like there is so much SPACE and air here, makes it easier to breath even… :)

  3. I wish I could get more creative time in but we have too many guests coming and going this week and next. Today I will make something from fabric no matter what! Your pretty papers look very inspiring. Enjoy your week!

    • iHanna says:

      Sharon, guests are fun too, maybe you could engage them in some creative activity? That’s what I do all the time these days. Also wondering about the kittens, if you have a pattern I would like to test sew one… I so like the ones you did. Just a thought…

  4. Cortney says:

    I love the Virgin Mary y’all! And the owl collage is super: love that pop of yellow!

  5. Jana says:

    I really really love this one… :)

  6. I havent been crafty for a veeeeery long time! Ive played on line a lot though. ;)
    Ill miss the verification game!

    • iHanna says:

      Paula, ahem… do you mean writing interesting blog posts or gaming online? The first I’d consider creative play at least! ;-) And you will probably be the only one missing the captcha images, I was already tired of them.

  7. Christie says:

    My house is the same…a little of this, a little of that, here and there….but having projects out makes it easier to work a little on each, keeping them all moving forward. The Virgin Mary, Bless Ya is great!

    • iHanna says:

      I agree with you! What shall I work on now when every embroidery and piece of fabric is neatly put away in plastic boxes? So I watched a movie tonight, and put my feet up on the cleared table. Yay for table tops you can see! :-)

  8. Amber Moore says:

    Hello, I am only 14 years old and i have started to develope my own inspiration notebook…. Basically like your beautiful pages. I am inspired by you completely and do you know where I can find some materials so that I can make some pages? I don’t have a target in my area because I live in England.

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