It's been a month since I moved from Jersey to New York. In that time, I've had a chance to explore and get settled in. There hasn't been much beading or crafting happening but I kind of expected that. I also won't have a studio space until September so there's been zero bead-making either. On the other hand, I've had plenty of opportunities to take photos of beautiful things.
One of the first things I did when I got up here was go see Lake Ontario. I now live 6 miles from the lake and have been privy to several beautiful sunsets there. You really can't take a bad photo of this place.
All That Jazz Antiques
I also made a trip to one of my all-time favorite antique stores. All That Jazz Antique Mall is just a few miles away from my home and is FULL of treasures! I came home with a bit of jewelry, a creepy piggy bank and some man-tiques for Colin.
Woolpets Bunny Kit
And as I mentioned, I haven't done much creating but I did take the time to try out this needle-felting kit from WoolPets. The kit came with everything you need except for a foam pad, which I ordered separately from them. I was really confused at first (even though the instructions are clear...this is so different from anything I'd done before) and was discouraged when my bunny was looking more like a white log. With enough stabbing though, I ended up with an actual wool bunny...
It could use some clean-up work but I'm happy. I ordered a few more kits from various shops on Etsy so that I can explore this some more.
I've also done a bit of exploring in Pittsford over at Schoen Place. This is a cute little shopping and restaurant area that the Erie Canal runs through. There's also a small bead store here but I haven't had a chance to go in it yet.
And my main project (besides unpacking the entire house) has been to put together my office. All of the furniture is finally up and all the beads are unpacked. There's still several boxes of craft supplies and artwork that need to be opened and put away. I think I'll have it done in the next week or so.
I hope you've enjoyed this little peek into my new world!