Of course I have some new things up my sleeve, like this page in which I played with creating dangles in my watercolor journal.
And this is a background page I created in the same journal. Feel free to "save as" and print it out to play with (if I formatted this right with a good res.) Please let me know if it works and I'd also love to see what you do with it! :
Tis the season and we are now experiencing the coldest frigid weather we have had so far this winter( 29 degrees F but feels like 2 degrees F with the wind!) so that means trying to stay warm. And another new thing I recently did was to make these mug cozies to keep not only my coffee or tea hot, but keep my hands warm too!
I was in AC Moore in the yarn dept. when I saw a tablet of sheets with directions for crocheting these and I thought why not? It does say it's for beginners:) And it is!! I made each one in less than an hour and sewed vintage buttons on them.
Here's what it looks like opened flat:
You should be able to find the directions online at the AC Moore site if you wish to try making some yourself. Or I can make one for you!
I also signed up for a new online class to start my new year with something different and new to me but more on that in another post.
So how are you beginning your new year? Anyone choosing a word? Nothing is resonating with me right now so I'll just leave it.
My latest mixed media art journal is about finished so I did purchase a new one. Once I have begun it I'll share about that too.
I'll be taking down and putting away all the Christmas things this week and when that's done I plan on making lots of new art and reading in the comforts of my warm home, dreaming of summer:)
Linking to the Simon Monday Challenge (theme is "something new") Moo Mania and More (anything goes), and T Stands For Tuesday.
" And now we welcome the new year; full of things that have never been." Rainer Maria Rilke