Thursday, July 26, 2012

Maybe it was being stranded at home today (purse, keys, phone, all locked in the car...); maybe it's my new feel of freedom of having a bike to take the trail to downtown...
Either way, I have had a drawing itch that could bald a sloth.
Ok, maybe that's not the best analogy, but you know...
No? Oh.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

This is just an irresistable photo of London in her new bike helmet...
We've been trying to find chairs to expand the seating capacity of our living room.
We're also super cheap!
I found this great orange vinyl armchair from the sixties (it's much better in person, trust me...), but it was three hundred dollars. So I looked at new armchairs... They were three hundred dollars!

So I found two chairs at this barn of an antique shop that had hideous fabric over cushions that were in pretty good shape. Thirty dollars for two, twenty dollars for the fancy fabric, and two bolts of colored canvas that I got from Mom.. "New" chairs, $50.

I was very inspired by a visit to Sarah Carriers. She wraps bittersweet around her bannisters, makes it into wreaths, hangs it form the ceiling, and twists twinkle lights into it at every possible opportunity.

This is my take on that, as a chandelier over our table. Thanks, Sarah!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Handmade Cards

My first addition will be the cards I've been working on. We have three weddings this summer between our two congregations, so there have been many showers, "parties", open houses, get togethers... And then, of course, the weddings! In between it all we're also having an elementary school graduation party, so we've been making invitations, as well.

If you have an iota of creativity, or even blatent plagarism ability, you should be able to get by with never ever buying a card again. They are so expencive and to buy card stock, fun paper, and a glue pen is about the price of three cards! And it's a great zen pass-time...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Welcome to the beginning of an experiment.

I've started a blog to catalog my creations from baking to card making to jewelry to upholstery.

I have no misconceptions that this will be popular in any way or turn into a money-making experiment, I would just like to keep a record of my ideas in a place other than my memory.