5am Moodboord

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Right now it’s 5 am and Amelia is wide awake! We are watching My Little Pony Friendship is Magic (like always). I can’t decide if I should have a coffee or wait and see if she wants to go back to sleep (I want to go back to sleep!).

I had lots of fun making this moodboard, it’s happy and optimistic. Right now, I’m trying to keep those feelings alive, and bright colors, ice cream, mermaid hair, Amelie(favorite movie), Disney, and fun pink roller skates evoke those feelings for me. A little reminder to have fun and enjoy the little moments, and not to worry about things I can’t change.

Find Your Voice: Week 1

I am really enjoying this project. I took me a while to get started, but it all started falling into place late last night. 🙂

Here is the cover of my SmashBook that I am using. There is a nifty pocket in the back to put my worksheets.

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Here are a few fun supplies I picked up at Target this morning that I can’t wait to use!

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It took me a while to fill out the worksheets, and for a few minutes I felt kinda stressed, but I went and watched some My Little Pony and got some perspective. I’m not deep or philosophical. I’m pretty laid back and I like cute things. So my worksheet is a true reflection of me (also with the lack of sentences, just words and phrases, that’s how I think). I also had to start with the last question and work my way to the first…

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Lesson One: Intro
What is storytelling to you? What stories do you want to tell?
Story telling is about the journey (good and bad), the little things, and the memories. I want to tell all the things I never want to forget. My treasures, memories, and love!

Who are you?
quirky, phase-y, colorful, kawaii, adventurous, aware, indecisive, learning focus, growing, brave

What are your storytelling goals? How do they fit in with the rest of your creative and life goals?
goals: be expressive, find myself in this new stage of life, try something new
fits in: be creative always (in everything), find happiness in the everyday, discover the spirituality within myself, be a positive role model for my daughter

What are your favorite stories? What do they have in common?
Fav stories: Sailor Moon, Harry Potter, Edie, Legally Blonde, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Enchanted, Beauty and the Beast
Common: magic, humor, romance, tragedy, LIFE!, action, spontaneity

What styles do you find aesthetically pleasing? What are you drawn to visually?
faces, eyes, color, simple, cute, black and white with pops of color, vintage, kitschy, minimalist flare

Which storytellers do you admire?
Josh Ritter, Lisa Loeb, Jewel, Jenny Lewis, Ayn Rand

What is your ideal story? What are you looking to get out of the FYV workshop?
Ideal story: real, raw, magical, journey, spiritual, awakening

I know my answers may not make much sense to you, but that’s ok.

If you would like to participate in the Find Your Voice workshop (IT’S FREE!!), check out the links below:

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Unfinished Projects

This is a new feature I’m starting in the hopes that it will motivate me to finish some of the many projects that I’ve started.

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First up is the baby blanket I started knitting in February. I was inspired by this blanket and tutorial from The Purl Bee.

I altered my pattern a bit and decided against doing the stripes because the yarn I found was making such a pretty pattern.

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I’m using Yarn Bee First Love yarn in lovely, and US 10 circular needles.
I cast on 115.
Purl the first and last stitch of each row to make a border, and just do a regular knit stitch for the rest.
So far I am on my second skein of yarn, and I know I will need at least one more.

Today I worked on a few rows while Amelia and I watched Mulan.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress. If you would like to make your own blanket and have any questions feel free to ask, and I’ll do my best to answer.

What unfinished project do you need to work on? I’d love to see it! Leave a link in the comments.

New Doll Design: Kawaii Ears

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I’ve been coming up with new doll designs, and I obviously have a thing for animal ears. I’ve been working on more embroidered faces, and in the future plan to add cute sayings or some song lyrics to the bodies of the dolls. I had ‘Lost At Sea’ by Eisley stuck in my head while thinking up this doll. Hopefully, if my design works out, I will have a new doll for sale in my shop soon.