Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Crazy Crafting Business
My boys and I just returned from our second trip out to New Mexico. We had such a good time! This trip we took some friends and all enjoyed some much needed rest and relaxation mixed with nature, art, and (of course) "playing with cars"....boys.
My oldest will have his 2nd Birthday on July 31st and his party is THIS SATURDAY. I wanted to do something special, so we settled on a Pirate Themed Party at home. I made the invitations, we plan to grill hamburgers, and I am currently working on all of the decorations. I need to make the tablecloth and some "treasure bags" for the favors. This will be my primary task for the day.
I have also been stressing over my first ATC for CMP. I am really excited, but VERY intimidated. I am also having trouble with the theme, "A Midsummer Nights Dream." I really need to get on the ball and get some of my ideas on paper. I am also reading up a storm....and since Jessica introduced me to Shelfari on her podcast Halfway There....I am hooked. It has fed my reading addiction.
I am still knitting. This is my comfort these days. I love to knit, although my skills still need a little honing. I am trying to finish a "Prayer Shawl" for a friend who is fighting very serious cancer. I want to finish it soon and I do hope it provides her some comfort as I have thought of her often. I also took a knitting class at SWAK...loved it. And, best of all, I am going to Stitch n Bitch after a little postpartum break (for the organizer, not me:))
I made an little artist drawing case for my son and then gave it to a friend. It was from a pattern I had found on Craft Apple. It turned out really cute, but I learned a few things I will do differently next time.
I have been playing with photography. Here is one of my favorites from NM.
Please let me know if you are reading this....I am curious about my current audience. Thanks for all of your kind words.
BTW, I was asked to take a self portrait a LONG time ago by Amy at CMP. So, here are a couple.
Me with the youngest
Me Sewing Outside