Social Media for Artsy People

I enjoy things that are aesthetically pleasing. Facebook is not one of those things. It’s great to keep up with friends, but I definitely don’t consider it ‘artsy’ at all. Then there’s Instagram, which at first I felt was ‘artsy,’ until it became overridden with a million and one selfies. Hey I know I like to post the occasional selfie, but come on people…some of you are out of control with your vanity.

So now there’s Ello…ad-free social media…hopefully for a while right? I like how it’s so simple and mostly photographs and art, well at least right now it is. Well here you go…my first fully public social media profile (ok I do have a twitter that I NEVER use…so I don’t count that).

https://ello.co/meeksiemum

Happy Holidays!

I can’t believe how quickly the holidays came this year! I know I have been terrible with keeping up this blog. Anyway, I have made myself a promise to NOT do any school work for at LEAST the next two days! Instead, I will be resuming some unfinished projects and starting some new ones! First I need to finish Moo’s quilt, whichI’m pretty sure I started almost a year ago! I really wanted to hand embroider her name, and well, it’s taking me soooo long to get that part done! I am not one for hand stitching…but here’s a peek. 20131224-133609.jpg
Next I need to make Moo her birthday dress! She is going to turn 8 on January 7th. I gave been making her a dress every year for the last 3-4 years, and honestly I was hoping to get away with not making one this year…until I read this letter she wrote to Santa (I believe) how “my mom sews me a dress for my birthday every year!” Guess I can’t begin to be lazy! We went to Bolt and picked out some fabric for this Figgy dress pattern. Well I have to have it done in 2 weeks…so stay tuned!

20131224-134052.jpgAs for knitting, I finished this adorable hat for myself a little while back. I bought it as a little knitting kit from Happy Knits. It was great since it came with the exact amount of yarn needed, thus not needing to buy full skeins. The colors they had picked were gorgeous and I absolutely love Malabrigo (well who doesn’t right?).

20131224-134650.jpg I am also working on a shawl for my mother (photos soon to come). The last two projects I wanted to begin are a shawl for myself and a dress for Moo (I only make clothes for her since Bubbers refuses to wear things I make for him). The shawl pattern I also bought from Happy Knits, but need to buy the yarn for it. It has this beautiful scalloped pattern…just like the ocean! I also love the use of gradient colors for the yarn.

20131224-135048.jpg Finally, I will attempt to begin making Moo this amazing cable knit dress from the book Lovely Knits for Little Girls. It is my favorite knitting book for girls’ clothing. The dress is definitely not easy, but I know will be worth the effort…even if it takes me a year to finish! Good thing Moo is tiny!

20131224-135338.jpg Well, hopefully I will have at least 1-2 projects done before I get thrown back into the world of 6th grade teaching!