Welcome to "The Girl's Gone Crafty!" blog about all things, well, crafty, of course! My name is Raquel, owner of Calico Craft Designs, and lover of all things Craft. I hope that you too will join me on my journey to finishing one more UFO (unfinished object), stitching for charity, and just learning more about the wonderful crafts available out there.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays!!!

Happy Holidays everyone!  I hope that you are having a wonderful holiday season!

It's become an expected family tradition for me to make at least one handmade item for the ladies in my family (and sometimes the men too) for Christmas in addition to the usual store-bought items.  This year I decided to make fabric Christmas ornaments as seen in an earlier blog post.  I really enjoyed picking out the various fabrics and even had a fabric swap with one of my friends, Kelley, who is also making a few for the holidays.  I ended up making almost twenty ornaments!  Boy, were my fingers sore from all those pins!  Even with a thimble.  Ha ha ha!  But they were a joy to make and I thought I'd share a few with you to celebrate the holiday season.  I will definitely have to make a few more just for my tree next year!  I do hope that everyone will love them when they open their gifts tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Update on Our Impending Move

Exciting news!  My hubby and I have finally found a place in Charleston, SC that we are happy with and is within our budget.  We're going to be living in a condo about 25 minutes from Folly Beach and downtown Charleston.  It will be much smaller than what we are used to and we'll definitely have to downsize and get rid of a lot of stuff.  This is, however, a good time to go through my craft stash and clean it out!  

We will be moving near the end of January 2015.  We have already packed a few things but now we have only about 5-6 weeks to go and we have soooo much to do.  It looks like our moving day will be around January 24th or so.  We have to get the dates finalized and get this house packed up quickly.  We'll be living among boxes for much of our last weeks here in Georgia.  Our friends are happy for us but not so happy at the same time.  We will definitely, definitely miss them but I hope we can visit often.  Now that we have a tentative date, our move seems more "real".  These next few weeks will be difficult and I probably won't have a lot of time to post many new messages but I'll try to pop in around the holidays if I can.  Now...back to packing!!!