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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Day 20

Create & Thrive's Month in the Life challenge - Finished

     This is a beautiful purse on our site made by my mom. I chose this as a finished creation because it's one of my favorite things she has made for Jenny Lin Creations.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Day 15

Create & Thrive's Month in the Life challenge, Rest.

With stitching, having a business, homeschooling 2 kids, and running a household, there is not a lot of rest. However when I do get the chance, I love to read. My current book is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It's a big book, 850 pages, so it will take me awhile. 

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Day 14

Create & Thrive's Month in the Life challenge, Vignette. 

Here is a vignette of what I'm working on at the moment, snowflakes. Yes, I know it's still summer, but I've been thinking of snowflakes, snowmen, stockings, and all things winter holidays.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Day 12

Create & Thrive's Month in the Life challenge, Favorite.

     My most favorite creation is the first creation I designed. I had always cross stitched from patterns. My Halloween Trick-or-Treat bag is the first time I sketched out my own designs. I loved choosing the floss colors and stitching techniques. From there I was hooked. I still stitch from patterns or kits, but most things I stitch are designed by me. 

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Day 10

Create & Thrive's Month in the Life challenge, Inspiration. 

Inspiration can come from anywhere, spending time with family, spending time out doors, going for a walk, or a quiet moment. For me, my inspiration comes from several places.....

Color. It's everywhere and you see it in everything. You can even put colors together to make new colors. Fabric. You can make almost anything. Floss. You can stitch with any color, on any fabric, anywhere.

 My family. My husband works full time and is a college student. His hard work and dedication inspire me. My kids dreamy ideas and their fresh look on the world inspire me. My mom is not only my business partner, but also my teacher. She inspires me to create, craft, and to make anything and everything. 

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Day 8

Create & Thrive's Month in the Life challenge, Branding.

 I love this image. You can find it on all of our sites and our business card. It's so colorful, fun, and elegant. It fits exactly what we do, sewing, needlecrafts, and knitting.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Day 7

Create & Thrive's Month in the Life challenge, Packaging. 

Each of our creations are carefully packaged in tissue paper and wrapped like a present. They are then placed in a bubble wrap envelope or box depending on the creation. We want our customers to receive their order in a nice little package safe and secure. 

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Day 6

Create & Thrive's Month in the Life challenge, Action.

My mom just recently taught me how to sew with a sewing machine. So here I am practicing my stitches. I'm looking forward to making some sewing creations for Jenny Lin Creations.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Day 5

Create & Thrive's Month in the Life challenge, sketchbook.

I use a giant easel pad or copy paper as my sketchbook. If I plan on sketching out a drawing I'll use the easel pad. I love having a huge piece of paper in front of me to draw. If I get an idea and want to draw it out right away, I'll just grab copy paper and draw it out. Being a crafter  and homeschooling mom, I have paper everywhere.

If you open up the easel pad this is what you see. A lot of times, if I draw something I want to keep, I cut it out.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Day 4

 Create & Thrive's Month in the Life challenge, Raw Materials.

As an embroiderer I use many materials. Here are just a few. I used these buttons for leaves on my Autumn Hoop.

I love floss. There are so many colors to choose from!

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Day 3

Day 3 of Create & Thrive's Month In The Life challenge, Work In Progress.

Here is my work in progress, a Trick-or-Treat bag for Halloween. I'm stitching a spider in it's web using a stem stitch.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Day 2 of Create & Thrive Month In The Life challenge, hands.


It's hard taking a picture of your hands while holding a camera. I tried to get one of my kids to take the picture, but they are teenagers and have no patience. So today my challenge is just hand.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

     Jenny Lin Creations is participating in Create & Thrive's Month In The Life challenge on Pinterest and on Facebook. I thought this would give us a great opportunity to let you see some of our creative process and learn a little more about us. So here is Day 1 of the challenge. Workspace.

           This is my workspace.  We have a room set up in our home for art projects. My daughter has her easel and paints while I have my craft table. I love this craft table. It is so big I can sew at one end and stitch at the other. This is where I brainstorm new ideas, create new creations, and take care of business.

Where do you craft? You can share your workspace on Intsagram, Facebook, or Pinterest with Create & Thrive. 

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