9.11.2014

At Home

Now that school has started, if I'm not in my car dropping off and picking up (three kids in three different schools is kinda exhausting) you can find me at home. In my spare time I have been working a lot on my macrame. I'm really trying to improve and create interesting and unique pieces. Over the last couple of years I have made many plant hangers and now I'm excited to be working on wall hangings. It's nice that when you feel the need to be challenged there is always room to grow. I've been trying to get this one knot down for over a year and I FINALLY got it! Of course now I can't understand why it took so long because it's really easy but it has opened up new doors for me in the world of macrame.
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I guess I've been feeling the need to grow in many areas of life. I'm always trying to improve as a mother, wife, friend and daughter. I'll be doing that until I'm dead but creatively I've had this desire more than ever. I started to attempt finger picking on the ukulele and again it's a whole new challenge. It keeps life interesting when things begin to get monotonous.
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I have other, not so fun, challenges I'm facing but I know those are necessary and usually the most transforming even though they can be incredibly hard. In the end it helps to know that the difficult times will indeed pass and that ultimately it is for the good. Having my moments of creativity throughout the day helps me so much.
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Any new challenges in your life?

♥ anne

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  1. Nice macrame work! I've recently been into macrame myself. I hadn't done it much sine my teen years. But I came across a wall hanging/dream catcher (on Pinterest of course) that was done with macrame. The catcher part was a tree and it's roots. I gave it a try and it came out pretty nice. I'd love to learn some more intricate knots and designs though. Most of what I know is stolen from my days with boondoggle and friendship bracelets.

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    1. That sounds cool! Pinterest is so good for ideas :)

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  2. I'm so impressed that you make time to be creative with a five month old, not to mention everybody else! I write in my journal and that is not very creative and that's the extent of it these days i think! I very much look forward to a day when I make time (I know it just takes ME being proactive and just doing it) for more pursuits, even just more reading which I've always loved, and perhaps pick up the guitar yet again, practice and practice, with the hopes to sing some songs with my family. I love your macrame work. I have so much desire to do crafts with fibers and linens, embroidery appeals to me a lot, and quilting, but up to now I just don't make the time for it. One day, I will! Meanwhile the main challenge around here is just keeping things on an even keel and having as much fun and good attitude as possible while I go! Hope that everything works out and none of your challenges are too heavy on your soul, sweet beautiful mama.

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    1. Thank you heather! I do make time because I actually enjoy it and the rest of my day is devoted to the family so it's a nice escape :) I've been better with reading lately. I still don't read as much as I'd like but it's an improvement from last year :) I'm always impressed by your good attitude. It makes such a difference being positive through hard times :)

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  3. Oh man, I KNOW that I should be working my hands into making something, and your post reminded me this; and all of my unfinished ideas do too. Your wall hangings are gorgeous Anne! Truly beautiful! Tell me, are you an organised person? I sometimes think if I was more tidy (in my head and in my house) I'd have more time and space to be creative. x

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    1. No, I'm not organized. It's the root of many of my problems. If I were, I know my whole life would run so much smoother. I'm really working on it but it's SO hard. I feel like I can never complete a task and i get overwhelmed many times though out the day. I need a day of organizing badly!!!

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  4. You know, I'm just always so impressed with your creativity and ability to engage it. I'm a mother of none, with a part-time job and it's hard for me to find the time to do and complete projects. I often end up making the ones I didn't mean to do happen instead. And ask me about the changes. I know it's the only constant, but man I'd like a brake right now. Sending you love and thanks for sharing your lovely craft!

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    1. Thank you Milla :) since I do stay home this is the one way I can contribute financially. That is a big motivator for me lately.

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  5. Heh. One of my newest challenges is to leave more comments on the blogs I read, because I know how nice it is to know people are reading what you make the effort to write. Only a little challenge but strangely hard because I don't always know what to write, and I end up leaving loads of tabs open that I always mean to get back to and never do...

    So, hi! I like your blog :)

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    1. It is nice to read comments, so a big thank you to you for leaving one! Hope to hear from you again :)

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  7. So beautiful, Anne! Will you let me know if you start selling these because I think I would love to have one in our home! I know the perfect spot...

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    1. Thank you! And I do sell them in my etsy shop :)

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    2. Lovely, I will go check them out! Thanks!

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  8. Your wall hangings are so cool... if I weren't so lazy I could be doing the same thing but I've run out of steam for most things lately. Right now life seems to be one giant challenge... magically find money for school, worry about where I'm going to live, worry about my relationship, worry about my weight, find homes for my pets *explodes* Ah life...

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    1. I'm sorry :( but I do understand life being a huge challenge. I'm very motivated to make things right now because it's the only way I can bring in some money. Hang in there, it'll get better :)

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  9. I couldn't agree more... creating is such a nice outlet. I crave it and it feels good when I make the time to feed it. I started making a friendship bracelet the other day. I like it, but it's rather time consuming. I'd rather go take pictures ;) ha. Love all that you make.

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anne