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Hello all!  Just popping in to give a little sneak peek at something that I have been toying with for the past couple of days!  I’m starting to realize that my focus has been mainly geared towards things for kids and I’m liking the focus!  I’m just running with it right now and brainstorming away.  When did you finally come to the light at the end of the tunnel and realized where your work fit?  This isn’t to say that I’m not always learning and trying new things for myself, and I still would like to work on things for weddings and the home, but right now it feels good!  Anyhoo, hope everyone is having a great day!

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On Wednesday night my friends and I got together to do some crafting, eating, talking, laughing, and cooing at babies (there were 2 babies this time!)  We had a lot of fun sharing ideas and inspiration and techniques with one another and I can’t wait to do it again.  There was learning how to put in elastic for a skirt

And discussions on blogging ideas and picture editing programs

Here are some links to a few of these things that I learned last night:

Over at Blue Eyed Freckle there is a great tutorial on how to put the elastic into a skirt.  The pictures are good and the results are adorable!

Also over here at Made is a great overall skirt tutorial.  Towards the bottom of the great photos are step by step instructions for the elastic but the whole tutorial is great!

My friend A informed me of this great photo editing software Lightroom by Adobe.  It is a tad on the expensive side but I could see wanting to buy it at some point in the near future.  There seems to be a lot more control with the photos and you can change a bunch of little things to tweak it just the way you want.  I think I like the control aspect of it the most.  Until then,  I still like to use Picnik.  If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a great site where you can upload your photos and edit them.  Well, that was a very informative craft Wednesday!  Do you get together for crafty nights?  What kinds of things do you bring/like to learn?

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So I’ve been toying with the idea of doing embroidery patterns of my doodles recently.  It’s an interesting thing for me to think about because I become really attached to the things that I do and yet I would love the idea of someone stitching my design!  So I’m going to start testing the waters slowly by offering some free embroidery patterns here and then seeing how I feel about the whole process.  Anyhoo….here is my first pattern.  Just a cute lil’ jellyfish that I drew and then stitched up to show some color options, but go crazy with it!  Hope you enjoy!

jellyfish pattern

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