Friday, March 28, 2008
I really, really love to create: paper crafts, bags, clothing, jewelry. There is something wonderful about creating beautiful things from plain materials that brings me immense satifaction. I've been this way for as long as I can remember. This blog has been a fun place for me to share some of these projects. I LOVE your comments and appreciate your encouraging words, so thank you, thank you, thank you!
However, sharing ideas over the internet isn't always enough. Sometimes I just want to share the creativity in person, whether that be teaching or learning. And I know some of you feel the same way becuase you have told me. Therefore, I would like to propose (drumroll please)...
Ladies Craft Night!
Okay, I'm not crazy about the name, but it gives you the idea. Basically, this would be a group of us who take turns hosting a creative/craft activity where we can share project ideas / teach a skill: jewelry making, origami, underwater basket weaving, whatever! I was thinking we could do an activity once a month and rotate hosts/teachers. Anyone is invited, even those who don't think they are "crafty" or think they have a skill to share. :) You all have something to contribute! Everyone will pay for their own materials, so the teacher doesn't need to feel burdened financially. That's the basic rundown - I got the idea from here quite some time ago.
What do you think? Please comment and let me know! I am happy to host the first activity in April, but let me know what suggestions you have: what days/times work for you? what projects are you interested in? do you have a better idea for the name in mind?
Okay now, get commenting!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
I wanted to make something for Angela in her "signature colors," red and aqua. I used some button covers to dress up these thumbtacks and magnets. Who doesn't love a little color and pattern on everyday objects? Also, I didn't make this paper pad, but I really, really liked it.
This is a little wallet that provides cute storage for business cards, reminiscent of the one I posted about last May.
Finally, I made these little tags using my favorite, favorite corner rounder.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Pictured above are the flower notecards I made. For the necklace, I added a green bead and a black ribbon to this flower charm.
A vintage seed packet I found on Etsy, as well as a black and white flower photo.
Make sure you get a chance to visit Jessica's blogs here and here. I especially LOVE her pictures from her recent trip to New York. And how about that tasty looking food...mmm! Thanks, Jessica, for the excuse to put a little package together!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Make sure you all get a chance to visit Casey's blog. I love her sense of style, graphic design work, and the way she freely shares her faith. Thank you, thank you, Casey, for the great swap package!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
* the get well package Amy and Kate brought me on Monday: the latest "Real Simple" magazine, a couple of DVDs, some edible goodies, and a couple of good books
* time to read - "Messenger" by Lois Lowry and "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
* dinner from Drew and Kacey on Wednesday night - delish!
* watching these crazies practice a little emergency preparedness with the ladder the UPS man dropped off
* being home when my swap package was delivered! more to come on the happy contents
* popsicles - lots and lots of popsicles
* and of course, paid sick leave :)