Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's Good to be Busy...

Busy?  That's not a "busy-enough" word to describe the last two months at the Kindel House.  December took off with the start of Con-Kids Wrestling, which Braxton decided to participate in this year.  Tournaments started in December, followed by Holidays, and a brief visit from an unwelcomed guest - the FLU.  Despite being under the weather, we still had a VERY wonderful Christmas...and are truly BLESSED.

We have welcomed January with more wrestling tournaments (Braxton has two 3rd place medals!), a wonderful visit to my friend Jenny's to do some crafts and snuggle her new baby, and Keely is participating in Jr. Cheer (I can't BELIEVE my BABY is old enough for that)! 

And now, on to my new project....which, besides the whole "Business/Wife/Mom" STUFF, has REALLY been inspiring and, what's another word for BUSY??!!!

As some of you may, or may not, know....I like crafty stuff.  Specifically, I like to take simple, everyday things, and make them fun, functional, beautiful, etc...  I am not always creative enough to come up with the ideas on my own - but once I see something, I immediately think "Hey, I can DO that!"  So, I've been scouring over the most wonderful, beautiful, creative and inspiring blogs over the last few weeks.  I've gotten dozens, no - Hundreds of ideas of things to make.  Some for my home, some to wear, some for my kids, some for organization, some for decoration....and so on.

I've been making Domino necklaces for a couple years, and continue to get orders for those.  I also recently started making Metal Stamped necklaces.  My FAVORITE things to make are things that are PERSONAL.  You know, either Monogrammed, or meaningful in some other way to the person that I'm making it for.  The Domino necklaces ususally have a theme of some kind (favorite sport, dance, gymnastics, "wrestlers mom," etc...along with some "pretty" designs).

The Metal Stamped necklaces are usually of people's children or grandchildrens names.

My HOPE, my "plan" is:
1.  Continue to make these fun project ideas that I've found.
2.  Drastically update and improve this blog.
3.  Try to "blog" about each new project that I've done (you know, with pictures and stuff!)
    *** How fun would it be to have a "Project of the Week!"?? ***

I'm still working out the details of all of this...but it has definitely added another busy, but very fun and satisfying dynamic to my life.  I make these things for myself and my family, and as gifts, and they will also be available for purchase if you're interested.

I cannot express how THANKFUL I am to my family and friends for being so supportive of my new endeavor, and to all of you that have taken an interest in my creations.  Happy Crafting!  :)

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