Work in Progress Wednesday


As I type, it is still Wednesday in Portland, so this ought to count as a W.I.P. post, right? Right. For the past several years, I have been very into making my own cards to give away to family and friends. This post is dedicated to the art of card making (briefly and quickly).

The essential tools:


Stacks of colored and patterned paper


Pens, pencils, crayons, markers, paintbrushes, scissors, glue, and paints


A good quality pencil sharpener

The above tools are helpful in creating stuff like this:


Hoots on a branch




Santa Whale


Christmas Birdy


Chirpy Birds


More birds

That’s the joy of card making!

Slinkin’ About

I think the lazy gene has corrupted me. I keep meaning to share my crafty projects progression as part of W.I.P. Wednesdays, and I keep forgetting. My current project is a simple knit worm/snake. His final length will be almost four feet (!), and he will have some fun blue eyes sewn on his head upon completion. This is a pattern that incorporates knitting, purling, increasing, and decreasing. I’m not sure what his role in the apartment will be, I was thinking perhaps he could be a draft stopper at the base of our front door. It’s all up to him though, isn’t it?


Make sure to take a peek at what other crafty folks are creating!!! Maybe you’ll get inspired?! I hear that there is also a mighty fine Flickr page set up for sharing crafty photos of crafty stuff.