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My name is Cyndi and I am a stay at home mom to two beautiful girls ages 4 and 1. They are the light of my life and the reason I need to take a creative break often and stamp, knit or crochet. My awesome sis got me into stamping about 6 years ago and I have a wonderfully creative friend who taught me how to knit and crochet recently. They are the reason I am still sane, for the most part anyway.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"Which song most resembles you or your life? Why and how?"

I am a member if the CreateCrochet team and our weekly question is: Which song most resembles you or your life? Why and how?

As is the case with most people I would bet, my life is ever changing and the answer to this question might vary greatly from moment to moment. Right at this moment, I would say that "Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts most resembles me and my attitude toward life. 

Let me explain a little. Right now, I feel as if I am healing a little from a long battle with my hormones. I am losing my hair and the mood swings I have had are a bear to handle, just ask my husband. I feel as if it is getting better each day and that makes me appreciate all I have including my faith. Every broken road I travel down makes my faith stronger. It pulls something within me that I can not attribute to myself, mother nature, the Earth or anything but my hope in my God. Part of the song says, 
"I think about the years I spent, just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost, and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there, you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart, they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true"

Every time I go through something terrible, I remember that in my faith, God suffered the most horrific thing I could imagine, losing a son to a group of his other children. I know he understands my pain and is there for me. I am also a firm believer in that good comes out of all bad. I am stronger and wiser with each ordeal I survive. 


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bonnet Band Creation

So, those of you that don't know me personally don't know that I am losing my hair. I have been to several doctors and through lots of tests but no one is sure what is wrong. I have gotten to the point where I wear hats all the time but I had an issue, I am not comfortable wearing a hat inside church. A couple of Sundays I wore a wide scarf to cover my thinning areas and liked that it looked so retro but they didn't really stay put like I would like. I started working on crocheting a scarf for my hair but ended up with what I call a Bonnet Band. It covers the whole top of my head like a bonnet but no puffy back to hide what hair I have. I used an around the post stitch and a thin springy yarn and it made my Bonnet Band super soft and stretchy. It stays in place and is not tight though; it really is like a gentle hug on my head. I have only made two colors but I am experimenting with other yarns now. Take a look at my Bonnet Bands for sale at http://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyCyndi?section_id=7063456 They are priced $15 for now but I am hoping if I can find the yarn on sale or a different yarn that works as well, the price might go down.

Thanks for reading. I will keep you posted on the progress I make with different Bonnet Bands!

Monday, July 19, 2010

The creative addiction started

Welcome to my blog. My name is Cyndi and almost 7 years ago, my sister invited me to a Stampin Up party and I went to be nice. Oh my, I was hooked on stamping immediately. My sister and I started a monthly get together of fellow stamp enthusiasts and we create beautiful cards, gift bags, coasters, boxes, etc. 

In July of 2009, my wonderfully creative friend taught me how to knit and I loved it. I started knitting tons of scarves but to be honest, that is all I could figure out how to do. Then in February of 2010, she taught me to crochet. I have learned every stitch I can and it is a passion of mine. I have made several afghans, purses, hats, baby blankets, booties and a gift bag or two.

I just opened a store on Etsy Crafty Cyndi's Etsy Shop, not so much to make a profit, but just to pay for my hobbies.
I enjoy taking several 15-30 minute breaks everyday to create and it helps me stay sane with all the craziness life has to offer. 

Thank you for reading. Look for more soon.