Friday, July 19, 2013

Up to my neck in craft supplies!

I am on my second week of dog sitting (last night!)...and I am up to my neck in craft supplies! 

I am working on 3 different swaps plus baby shower stuff plus invites for a friend!

Actually, the swaps are as done as they can be at this point -- I have a couple I will finish on Sunday afternoon (I hope) as I need to sew & (obviously) don't have my machine here...

The baby shower things are finished & ready to go -- which is good since the shindig is on Sunday!  I made all the invites, thank you notes (including carving a stamp for part of that), and did the goodie bags.  We did an ocean theme for the party, so it was fun working with crabs, anchors, octopi, and fish!

I am going to work more on the invites for a friend in a moment -- stamping, heat embossing, and adding jewels!  What fun! ;)  I want to finish as many as I can tonight so I can get them to her as soon as possible.

Saturday, July 06, 2013


The story of a boy's first year of school with his peers -- fifth grade!  It made me cry, it made me laugh, it told a tale that should be read and heard by everyone.  It is a story told from varying perspectives -- the boy, his sister, his new friends...Auggie has a genetic mutation that has caused him severe facial abnormalities, but, although his face is "deformed", his heart and mind and soul are amazing.  Wonder is wonderful.