Hi Friends. It's really been a rough year for me. My mojo was already waning last summer into fall and then in January, my dear mother passed away suddenly. It was pretty devastating to me as can be imagined and any kind of creative outlet I thought I might have completely left me. I am still an emotional wreck for the most part, but I am learning to deal with this and try to take care of my heavy work load as well as family. I just haven't really been taking care of me. I was home sick from work the other day and whilst laying in bed and bemoaning how I felt, I was watching endless hours of HSN. They were showing craft supplies and make up products. My 2 favorite things! I began to feel some little awakenings in my mojo, so here is hoping that will come back full on very soon. I do confess that I have been a little jealous of some of my crafty friends and their design team projects on Facebook. I haven't even picked up a copic marker in a year...it's time. I think it's time.
I did do ONE crafty project though after my HSN marathon. I ordered a Crystyler. Have you seen this thing?
You load the crystals into the handy dandy pen and then with a flick of your thumb on the lever, they neatly click out onto your project. They made it look so easy!
I received mine and decided to bejewel a pair of black flats. I think my 1st project should have been a nice flat, level surface (like a card) but you know how it is. I think I can do anything. For the most part, I think I nailed it. I was brave enough to wear them to work. And I did receive some compliments. One thing though I have to mention is that the flats are made of a soft, thin fabric. And while they were comfy enough without the crystals they became pretty uncomfortable with the jewels. I think adding all the solid hard and encrusted surfaces, wreaked havoc on the angled and bony parts of my feet. Oh well...beauty usually comes with pain!