Sweet, sweet curiosity.

This blog is all about things I have made. You can find intense embroidery, paper quilling mania, crazy gingerbread houses, masks, puppets, steampunk clothes, ornaments, wackiness and sculptures on this site. So have fun and check it out!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Speaking of Healthy and Nutritious

So January is over, the month of resolutions is finished and February the month of failures reigns.  That would usually be what most people say about their New Year's Resolutions, however, this year for me, a light bulb went off and it's different.  I joined a gym which is what most people do with the simple feeling of needing to change their lives for the better in the new year. What I got in return, was information about myself that I had been denying for a long time.  At the behest of my personal trainer, I went to my doctor, who after giving me a physical informed me that, I at the ripe age of 28, would be eligible for weightloss surgery.  I think I have always just thought of myself as being just a little overweight, but that information shattered that concept for myself.  The truth of the matter is that I am clinically obese. Reality is kind of a cruel bitch, and she slaps hard. So, I haven't blogged in awhile, I haven't crafted in awhile, because I have been working out, and preparing foods that are healthy.  I am trying to change allllll of my old habits which is hard.  It's a huge challenge, one that I am getting better and better at. The good news is that I have lost 17.5 pounds, my heart rate doesn't spike as fast when I am exercising and my body is starting to show it.  I feel good about what I am doing. I feel good about myself.  I think my next crafting project may have to be making new clothes though, because my clothes are getting a bit too loose to be decent.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Organizing... where did I get so much stuff?

It can be totally amazing how much stuff one can accumulate when crafting.. Today I decided to clean up my act a bit and organize just a little bit more. My aim = put all of the same things in the same spot, on the same floor. My problem was that I had several craft centres around the house.  This was because when Paul and I first moved in to this house, the spare bedroom was going to be the computer room and the "studio" space. However it has very much turned into Paul's Space, and I just end up using the kitchen table for everything anyways. So the large drawers which I had filled with random crafty bits was upstairs, but I always end up downstairs. A productive day today was as I have moved it all around, found new homes for things and organized like with like. It was satisfying, but also a little inspiring, touching all those materials that I know I could use for something cool.. what will it be next?