Saturday, January 29, 2011

How I relax...

Day 7: Relax!  Do you relax to create or create to relax?
I definitely create to relax. Sometimes I find myself puttering around my desk but not actually sitting down to create, and those times I nearly push myself to sit down & begin to work on something. Even if it's just folding blank cards or cutting out the little labels to go on the back of cards, or, heaven forbid, putting things away...listening to music and sitting at my desk calms me down & lets me relax. Speaking of music...currently the four CDs in rotation are Paolo Nutini, Sarah McLachlan, Carrie Underwood, and Amy Winehouse. For some reason, that combination gives me the giggles.

My favourite craft for relaxation is quilling, crochet being a close second. Both produce an intricate and lovely design, but take shape fast enough to satisfy my need for instant gratification :)

Supplies: Patterned paper by Fancy Pants;
'love' letter stickers from Bo Bunny "Crazy Love;"
quilling paper from Lake City, all flowers quilled by me
  One of the best things about quilling & crochet both is that they can be done while watching TV - and thus, you aren't wasting time, you're working!

Supplies: all papers & bird sticker from Basic Grey "Olivia;"
flower crocheted by me; green "leaf" flower by Recollections;
buttons from Dress It Up (heart) and Basic Grey;
"baby girl love" rub-on from Daisy D's; doily pieces from Wilton


Beate said...

Both cards look wonderful. I just bought the Fancy Pants paper you used on your first card today at my LSS.
Hugs and smiles

Merry said...

Wonderful cards...your quilling stunning. I craft and relax.

Locavore Family said...

Such lovely cards. All my friends and family who receive your cards love them. They're original, beautiful and unique. Keep up the great work!