Year End Round Up

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This won’t be much of a round-up but I thought I’d end the year with a blog post.

I’ve had this week off and it’s been a relaxing and somewhat productive time.

I’ve read 6 books (3 that I got for Christmas and 3 that I bought after Christmas), crocheted a new throw for the tv room, baked bread, made lots of meals in the Instant Pot, did a half-decent gutting out of my craft room (I could do better but I love my stuff!!!!), and even made a quick wood sign for my kitchen this afternoon!

In other news, my older brother sent me a heat press so that’s exciting!  Rich (DH) had bought me a Cricut Easy Press for Christmas but this unexpected gift has a few more bells and whistles.  I returned the Easy Press and bought a piece of furniture to hold the larger heat press as it weighs about 60 lbs and I didn’t really have appropriate real estate in my craft room.  Special thanks to DH who came to the rescue when I started to put the cart together – the parts were well-labelled but there were a zillion pieces!  I went with a mobile cart as the press is the swing-away type and I wanted to make sure there was plenty of room to move the hot plate out of my way while using the machine.

I haven’t used the press other than to test it to make sure it functions but it did a fabulous job melding the heat transfer vinyl to a scrap of cotton and it was MUCH faster than using the iron.  Should be a very cool toy!

That’s about it for my last post of the year.  I hope everyone had a great Christmas break and that 2018 brings you much health and happiness.

Santa’s Workshop Recap

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It’s been a busy few months with Christmas drawing near.  I’ve also had SO many computer issues that my projects have been a bit frustrating to complete.  Thankfully, DH installed a new hard drive on my computer today and so far, so good!

Still rushing around trying to keep on top of orders (www.kellybee.org/christmas/) but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel (mostly because I’m running out of blanks like ornaments and wine glasses).

Some projects I completed this weekend:

(Yes, I even made a card!)

Off to do a few domestic tasks before bedtime.  Only 2 more weeks until Christmas..EEK!

Polar the Pyreneese

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A few weeks ago I used my Christmas crafting time to create some special ornaments for a local organization (Rescue NL).  Doing this meant some of my customers had to wait an extra few days for their orders.  Nobody seemed to mind.  😉

I’ve been told that the ornaments were launched today and sold out pretty much immediately.  I just thought I’d share them now that they have been made public.  I’m especially pleased with the boxes I made to go with them.

If you’re not familiar with Polar’s story, he’s a Pyreneese Mountain dog who was treated so poorly that he doesn’t have much trust in people.  Rescue NL (and his foster mom) has been working hard to make a better life for Polar.  These ornaments were donated to help with the cost of creating an outdoor run/dog door for Polar as he is most happy outdoors and his foster mom needed a way for him to access his outside home independently.

Since I’m talking about pet rescues today, I want to take a moment to suggest that you donate to a local animal shelter this Christmas if you are able.  We make an extra donation each year in lieu of buying dog toys/presents for our beagles at Christmas.



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