The past week has been very much like the insane weather that we've been having. All of this has ccontributed to absolute mayhem in our household. First, we've had about 5 or 6 snow days in the past two weeks plus the Martin Luther King holiday. Talk about schedules turned topsy turvy. Then, deadlines happened so fast and furious. I think that I worked too hard and got sick. So, now I hope to be back on track.
Gung hey fat choi! Today is Chinese New Year!!! It's the year of the rabbit! I gave the kids their red envelopes this morning and this origami rabbit just before they went to school. We'll have a nice dinner tonight. If I get enough time, I will make them each a fortune cookie. What fortune would you like to receive? Enjoy the festivities and Gung Hey Fat Choi!
The first exciting thing that will I can talk about is my project for Aurifil's Designer of the Month. I am Miss February and I've got two little goodies for you to make. Little A is proudly holding one of the designs. Cute! I know that you'll love it. Here's a peek at the second project. Then when you make one and post it to their Flickr account, you will have the chance to win some thread!!
I have some projects in the current Christmas 365 that are fun. Check out the latest issue. It is on the newsstands now. Better yet, get a subscription because I have a ton of projects coming up in the next issue too.
Thanks to everyone who has joined our little yo-yo challenge. I'm so excited to see your designs! We have about 20 or so people committed to this fun challenge. I thought that it would be fun to show you a couple of the yo-yo projects that I have designed in the past.
iQuilt [Leisure Arts]
I designed this for another Leisure Arts publication. My kids put the Pokemon stuffie there to show you how large those yo-yos are. I had fun designing this one.
So here's the basics of our yo-yo challenge.
Deadline is March 5.
I've started a Flickr group. Post a photo of your finished project on or after March 5. [I hope that I set this up right! Let me know if I didn't.]
You must use a minimum of 3 yo-yos in your design.
You can make or re-purpose anything you want [try to keep it clean - had to say it, sorry!]
When commenting, please be nice. We are here to have fun. It is not a design contest!!
Now, I just need to clean up this mess! See you soon!