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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Down a new rabbit hole, events coming up (and a link party)

I was planning to get a lot of sewing done this week... however I don't have anything sewing related to show because I fell into a new rabbit hole (super creative and super useful!!)

The Ongoing Project List:
  1. Play with Me QAL - quilted Sept board. It will be shared on Monday!
  2. Charity Quilts for DC General Homeless Shelter project - new top started (see 3.)
  3. Summer Solstice QAL - no progress
  4. Minion QAL - no progress... 
    1. Mirror Mirror Afghan - no progress
    2. Hello Block Swap - have partners info, will work on this soon
    3. Splendid Sampler - no progress
    4. Road Home Row-A-Long - will be shared soon, see announcement below!
    5. Secret event (January 2017) - no progress
    6. Secret event (February 2017) - no progress
    7. Secret event (August 2017) - no progress
    8. Secret event (Feb-Oct 2017)  - no progress
    9. Teal Mini Swap - found pattern, now I need to decide on fabric
    The EverythingElse List:
    1. 70273 Project - no progress
    2. Jane T - no progress
    3. The SK project - no progress
    4. the 31000 Xs project - no progress
    5. Spirit cross stitch project - no progress
    6. Alice in Wonderland quilt - no progress
    7. As You Wish -  no progress
    8. Crazy optical illusion - no progress
    9. Memory quilt 2 - no progress
    10. Gyleen's BCP Mystery QAL - no progress
    Let's start with some announcements!!

    On September 13th, I will be participating in "The Road Home Row Along" 

    Hosted by Marian @ seamstobesew

    This is going to be a great event, full of fun rows, highlighting places all around the world! And there will be a lot of prizes too!! Make sure to check the schedule and follow along!!!

    Another event coming up is the Fall edition of my "Art with Fabric Blog Hop"!!

    This is the current schedule: look how many AMAZING artists are going to join!!
    It is going to be so fun and full of inspiration!!!

    Monday, October 10th, 2016 
    Elli @ (
    Terry @ terryaskeartquilts (
    Bea @ beaquilter (
    Heather @ heatherquilts (

    Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 
    Carol @ quiltedfabricart (
    Janis @ turtlemoonimpressions (
    Jennifer @ inquiringquilter (
    Jayne @ twiggyandopal (

    Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 
    Laura @ periwinklequilts (
    Yanicka @ yanickahachez (
    Sarah @ georgiagirlquilts (
    Patty @ elmstreetquilts (

    Thursday, October 13th, 2016 
    Sarah @ designsbysarahj (
    Abigail @ cutandalter (
    Janeen @ quiltartdesigns (
    Alida @ tweloquilting (

    Friday, October 14th, 2016 
    Marian @ seamstobesew (
    Maartje @ quiltingamsterdam (
    Andrée @ quiltinglearningcombo (
    Lee Anna @ lapaylor (
    Kristel @ WIPgirl (

    Saturday, October 15th, 2016
    Chris @ chrissquiltinguniverse (
    Barb @ bejeweledquilts (
    Sophie @ sophiejunction (
    Lisa @ intheboondocks (

    If you want to see what amazing pieces we had last Spring, check out the Art with Fabric Blog Hop main page!!

    And now let's talk about my new obsession...
    Few days ago (August 27th or 28th) YouTube included a video in my "suggested videos" list... the video had a very cool, artistic thumbnail and I watched it...

    That's how I fell in the rabbit hole!! :)

    My new obsession is BULLET JOURNALING!
    I will have a separate page to collect  links to my personal posts and links to the inspiring videos or collections that I see around.

    If you don't know what Bullet Journals are, you should read this post:

    I actually suggest to just make a google image search and you will be blown away!!! :)

    These are the things I like about Bullet Journaling:

    • it's like having a planner, but it is much more flexible. There are hundreds of ways to have a "weekly spread", so why should you be stuck for an entire year with the same format?? Bullet journals allow you to experiment and find what works for you
    • you can have all your "things" in a single place (personal goals, things to track, creative ideas) so it's a great source of motivation and it encourages me to get things done!
    • you can go as crazy creative or as simple as you want. There are several daily challenges and groups that give you prompt to work on, but you can make it your own. And practice make you better! Practicing fancy cursive handwriting and little doodle is SOOOO relaxing.
    • there sooooo many people sharing their work on youtube (or instagram I guess... I don't do instagram) and you can get so many fun ideas to reuse in your own journal. I watched a video in which the guy showing his journal kept saying that he "stole" that design or spread from this or that, but I don't think it's stealing! I love copying a style and readapting to my own aesthetic: that's how we find our voice and how we learn. For example we all have a different handwriting style but we started by copying the alphabet from our teacher over and over and over again, right?? so I don't feel bad about "reusing" what others are doing! As Austin Keon says: "Steal like an Artist"!!

    These are just few of my current pages... there are many more pages (which are much more creative), but I will share them probably next month when I have more tips and opinions about the process.

    A spread to keep track of what I need send/receive in Sept, a weekly spread dividing personal and crafting activies and a page where I list some of the pages that I may want to add in the future in my bullet journal!

    As you can see, the daily activities are not all crossed out, but still I can approach those outstanding tasks on another day and mark them as done. This is MY way of using the journal to make it work for ME :)
    Plus I am just practising, on a small notebook, not a real bullet journal because I ordered the Quilter's Planner, and I will be using that as my main planning tool next year... but I want to get better at decorating pages with handwriting and doodles before it arrives!! :)

    How about you? What are YOU up to?
    Link it here and share it with me!!

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