Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I'm Back!

A little decoration for my craft room.
After a very long break I've decided I'd like to come back to blogging!

I'm still busy, aren't we all?!  However, I'm very well settled into my much larger craft room in the basement and I'm finding I am FAR more efficient these days with things spread out and well organized.

Costumes I sewed for Halloween.  A dog and a squirrel.
I'd like to blog pretty often again.  The only thing I plan on changing is that I intend to include a greater variety of projects.  In the past I focused primarily on cards and did some other papercrafting.  Now I'd also like to branch out and include more sewing projects, home decor, kids activities, and anything else creative or DIY that I'm up to.  I feel that will make it far easier to maintain the blog and keep things fresh and interesting.  There will still be cards though, so don't worry if they're your favorite :)

I hope you'll stick around and see what new things I have to offer.

A set of gifts I sewed and embroidered for a friend's baby.

This post includes some random things I've been working on during my time off.  After all, it's nice to put some kind of photos in my post.

I look forward to creating and sharing with all of you again!

If you have any requests for kinds of tutorials let me know.  I am considering doing some little mini-series style videos based on different themes, techniques, etc.  If people are interested I may do a beginner sewing series with some fun and simple projects.

Have a wonderful and very crafty day!

Gift baskets with bunny themed embroidered gifts.  I actually embroidered on toilet paper rolls!  *LOL*


Pat N. said...

Hi Amber, welcome back, and so nice to see you again! Sounds like you have a well organized space, which I agree, certainly lends itself to being more efficient. Your shadowbox decoration is sweet. And your kiddos are just adorable!! Looking forward to seeing all your creations.

Pat N. said...

p.s. and thanks for your sweet comments on my penguin cards!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are back. I missed seeing all your projects. Hope you and your family have been well. Looking forward to seeing your new projects.

Lisa said...

Welcome back!! All of your project are absolutely fabulous!! Those Halloween costumes are amazing!! I look forward to seeing your upcoming projects!! Happy 2013 :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Missy said...

It's great to see you again Amber! I love your projects---the costumes are terrific!! Looking forward to seeing you post once again!!! ;) (A beginner sewing series sounds great to me!!!)

Michele said...

Oh my goodness how happy was I to see your name pop on over on my blog! Yay!! Glad you are going to take a stab at this silly, yet satisfying bloggy world!! Super cute wall hanging!! Costumes too? You are a good Mom!! Your kids are adorable!! Glad you found me to say Hello!! Ease yourself back in and do what Amber wants to do!! :) See you soon!!

Norma said...

OMG! so excited you are coming back Yay!!!! Sewing tutorials pleaseeee... start with the basics, I would love to use my SU fabric more and this would be a great challenge!! I can't wait. Your little ones are so ADORABLE!! Craft room tour please:) Yippe for having you back my friend!!! Thanks for stopping by today too it was a great surprise:)

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Welcome Back!Love those costumes.Your kids are too cute.So happy you will start sharing with us your wonderful creations.You are very creative.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh I am so thrille dyou are back and was so happy to see your comment on my blog!! As a mom blogging about all stuff will def be easier for you and I for one will look forward to see whatever you share
lots of love
Dr Sonia

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So happy to see you posting again!! Your projects as always are amazing! Hope you will be posting pics of your craft space! Carri~Abusybee

Amanda said...

Yipppeee!!! I am so glad to read that you are back!!! I can't wait to see your craft projects again..

Scrappy hugs,
Amanda :0)

Miranda said...

Amber, its so nice to have you back! Can't wait to see what you create!
Miranda :)

Margie said...

You have no idea how excited I was when I saw your post on my sidebar! Amber, I am thrilled to see you back in blogland! Looks like you were staying true to your name while you were away..."Staying Crafty"!

scrappinC said...

I am so excited to see that you are back. I love all of your projects that you have shared with us and the costume are absolutely grand. I love seeing all type of projects. I can't wait to see what projects you will share with us all.
Have a fabulous weekend.
Cindy Lou