Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday - Christmas Pictures

So this is my last week at home, come Monday back to work, it will be a transition for all of us. The kids are asking me if I could stay home forever. It's heartbreaking but in order for us to live I need to work.  Doing prep work for Monkey's birthday party and being at home I don't have very many pictures.

Still spending most of my time either in bed or leg propped up on the couch means I can work on all my creative projects. I have a huge to do list for the recovery list. I think it's bigger then what I have time for but it's all on the list. This past week I finished up  custom orders, decorations for Monkey's party, lots of crocheting.. You can check out all my projects  here where I hold myself accountable on a weekly basis and post my pictures on facebook and twitter daily. 
  As with previous weeks I'm linking up with The Pleated Poppy , and the Transatlantic Blonde.
Saturday - Monkey's party

 So I didn't get an pictures of my whole outfit or my Pinterest inspired hair. The whole party was planned via Pinterest

top- Addition Elle
flower pin - made by me
skirt (not seen) - Lane Bryant

Here are a few more pictures from Monkey's rainbow Art Party.

 I made just about everything for the party, I designed the t-shirts the girls painted, I made all the pompoms, I made the rainbow cakes and cupcakes. It was a lot of work but a lot of fun.
Sunday - Christmas Family Pictures

flowers - made by me
dress - Target
sweater - Lane Bryant
belt - Penningtons
tights - Target
shoes - Walmart

I was trying to do peacock colours and to get everyone's outfits to co-ordinate. Muffin was suppose to wear a purple skirt but it was misplaced so instead ended up with grey and the rainbow t-shirts were also a last minute switch in for the girls. 

And I wanted to show off how awesome Rock is doing. He has lost around 250lbs. I am so proud of all that he has accomplished.  He has been very hard on himself lately because he's not loosing as much weight as he would like at this point. I wish he could see what he has accomplished.

And just to give you an idea of how far he has come this is last year's Christmas picture.
What a huge difference a year makes. Rock I am so proud of you.

So with half a week before I go back to work, I still have lots I want to accomplish and don't know how I will adjust to not being as productive after that.

I hope everyone had a creative and productive week, and the upcoming week is as productive and creative.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Creative Journey Week 47

The year is winding down fast, I can't believe there is less then a month to Christmas and almost a year I've been doing this.It all started here.  I have been doing at least one creative act everyday for over 40 weeks now.  There has been days when I haven't taken a picture of what I have done every day but I have been creative. 

Recovery is going well but I do spend a lot of time seated. I was able to get rid of the crutches but the brace and I are still friends for a few weeks.The good news is this week I was able to fit into my custom brace. It makes life so much easier.

  My to-do list for this recovery period has these projects on it; Halloween costumes,  birthday invites, creative activity for the party, loot bags,Christmas cards, get my Etsy shop up and running, new blog, Christmas presents, inventory for the shop, sew a new purse etc. See big list, let's see what I actually get done.

  Last week I completed the a custom order hat and started another one, I finished the hat part for my Godson's present. Lots of party prep for Monkey's party. For some reason blogging is very low on my priority list. I'm so sorry but I just don't have the spark for it.

  This week I will be focusing on Christmas presents, Christmas cards, and maybe some blogging.

  If you want to see what I am up to on a daily basis you can check me out on facebook or twitter.


Working on the hat for my Godson at physio 
Finished the hat for my Godson

Working on a crochet banner for the party
Made a pompom for decorations


Progress on the decorations, all handmade


For many, many hours I worked on baking layers for a rainbow cake and tie dye rainbow cupcakes

At physio working on another custom hat

cutting out cupcake wrappers with my new Circut

More decorations cut with the Circut

Stacking and dirty icing the cake. I hated working with the white cake it just crumbled, I lose so much of the cake, it was badly misshapen.  I had friends who told me to throw out the cake but I knew I could make it decent. Not my best work but presentable.


Skittles made the cake look decent and brought the rainbow theme out further.

And I iced the cupcakes

And I finished the last of the 3 custom order dinosaur hats. I think they look so cute.


The party set up. It was an art themed party. 

Not a creative act but one of my best projects to date, the Birthday Princess

The girls being creative

The completed cupcakes inside and out

The completed cake, inside and out

My rewards after a long day (2 parties) my feet up, ice on the knee, watching TV with Rock and some crocheting.
Today we did our Christmas family photos and here is a sneak peek at my loves

Crocheting, while uploading the pictures on the laptop and checking Facebook with the desktop.

So I have one more week at home before I go back to work, I still have lots I want to accomplish and don't know how I will adjust to not being as productive after that.

I hope everyone had a creative and productive week, and the upcoming week is as productive and creative.