Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Creative Colourful Dreams

I just wanted to share that I have started blogging under a new name. It's a new year and I figured I would start out the year fresh. Please come join me at Creative Colourful Dreams. I hope you will come and check it out. You an expect more of the same over here plus some more features. Just bear with me over the next little while as I am still working on restoring my basement after a flood a month ago.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday - Playing Catch Up

So between getting sick (and the whole family being sick and I mean the whole family including my parents and brother), then having no Internet for almost a week I am finally posting my pictures.

So I am getting more active as my leg heals but not as creative as I use to be so I do still have lots of time on the couch creating away.  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.

Before Christmas
Earrings and necklace - Forever 21
Sweater - Lane Bryant
T-shirt - Walmart
Flower pin - Made by me
Belt and pants - Penningtons 

 A trip to Brickworks
hat and cowl - made by me
jacket - from a friend
jeans - MXM

Here are some pictures of the kids from the day and my brother, he is visiting from Vancouver. After 11 years he came home for a visit.

Christmas Rock Monkey and myself got really sick, my father and brother were already sick at this point. There wasn't very many pictures but here are a few of the kids.

The top picture is from Christmas Eve, in the Polish tradition we open the present then. In our house we open presents many times. On Christmas Eve the kids open presents from their grandparents and my cousin and the pj's we get them every year. Christmas morning they get to open their presents from Santa (the bottom pic is the tree in the family room where Santa leaves his presents because that's where the fire place is), when everyone else is up and over we open stockings and after breakfast the rest of the presents get opened. It makes for a nice pace, no one is overwhelmed with all these presents at once. 
 t-shirt - from a friend
scarf - made by me
pants - Addition Elle

Saturday - My mom's birthday

earrings - made by my mom
necklace - Christmas present from my cousin
dress and cardi - Target
flower - made by me
Sunday - trip to the zoo
cowl made by me
cardi - Target
shirt - Lane Bryant
jeans - MXM
And a picture of the kids

 shirt - Addition Elle
necklace - gift from my cousin
belt and pants-Penningtons


cardi - Target
shirt - Fashion Bug
pants - Penningtons

And I took a side view to show how long my hair is getting. I can't believe it's like mid back when not in a ponytail. For most of my life I had a pixie cut so having long hair is way out of my element and I am enjoying it right now.
  I hope everyone had a creative and productive week, and the upcoming week is as productive and creative.


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Creative Journey Week 51 and 52

I made it one year with a daily creative act. Except for one day when I was very sick, I created something for 364 days.  This post is a bit late but between 2 nasty bugs in our house and our internet going down I am only getting to this post now. I trust everyone had a an amazing Holiday Season and celebrated with their families. 

Even though the year is done I think I will keep up with the act of creating daily, it was a lot of fun, very productive and provided me with blog posts.  If you want to see what I am up to on a daily basis you can check me out on facebook or twitter. I am also on Instagram now you an find me under @aniaspassion.

Dec 17

Working on a doodle, starting to feel more comfortable with my doodles. 

The kids and I worked on the presents for their teachers and principal.

December 18
Made some Christmas cards

Finished a hat, while waiting to see the surgeon at the fracture clinic

Made a phone cozy for my new phone

December 19
At physio starting another hat as a Christmas present

Finished another doodle

December 20
Started on a new doodle

Started working on some shield pillows as presents.

December 21
Another present started

Work on the doodle

December 22
Another present completed

December 23
Shield pillows made

Most of the presents I made all together, some had already been gifted and one missed the photo shoot.

Made some chocolate dipped cookies and peppermint bark, arranged the trays and put together the gingerbread houses so they would set and the girls could decorate them the next day.

And because I hadn't done enough started on another hat before I crashed.

December 24
More work on the doodle

The girls and I worked on the gingerbread houses while Tutu napped.

My brother was visiting for Christmas and he's modeling the hat I gave him.

December 25

Got so sick and very little work done on this hat.
December 26

I was the sickest on Boxing day and got so little done.

December 27
A little more work done but not much, still fighting the bug.

December 28th

Working on the doodle some more

Finished the hat

 December 29
With the kids starting to get sick, we just hung out at home and I started another hat and just had the ribbing left.

December 30
Finished the second hat

December 31
Started on another inspirational doodle, might be my motto for 2013

The makings of a yummy New Year's dinner. Some cheese stuffed jalapenos, bacon wrapped chicken and for the sickies some soup.

January 1

Making parts for an owl and a dino hat

January 2
Working on the owl hat, almost done but the urge to sleep won out.

January 3rd

Started on a hat for my mom's 60th birthday while at physio

I got a lot accomplished, I pushed myself to produce a lot of presents for Christmas. I can make hats in my sleep now.

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