Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Crazy Crafting Business

I have so much going on right now I hardly have time to sleep, much less blog. But, I am trying to discipline myself and I want to keep everyone updated to the current happenings. I will write just a snippet for now and update with more detail as time allows.

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

1 comment:

Mrs. Pivec said...

Hello! How cool for you to stop by and comment on my blog! Very nice to meet you. :)

Your children are darling and I just love your self-portrait. Are you still planning a podcast? With homeschooling, for me, that would be just a wee bit much, but I sure love listening! Let me know if you get up and running!

Your prayer shawl looks so nice too! What a kind and lovely gift that will make.