Saturday, September 12, 2009

Squeezing in Time

When I was growing up my mom taught me how to do stuff. Crafty stuff. By the time I was probably 8 or 9 I could sew, knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt ... all of it. I didn't know that other girls weren't taught these things. I thought it was universal. With great age has come a FIRM resolve to stay away from the type of crafts that give crafty people a bad reputation. You know ... crocheted butterfly magnets. You have to be soooo careful. There can be a paper thin line between cute and tacky. You need a couple good, honest friends by your side to keep your bearings from time to time. Kaisha and Marie are perfect for the job!

Scrapbooking lures my wandering creative side back again and again. (They make the coolest papers!! If you tried scrapbooking or card making 3 or 4 years ago ... you gotta try again. The paper they make and the embellishments are getting cooler all the time! Oh, and don't go into the big chain stores ... Treasury of Memories is way better!) It's the time that can be the problematic element.

This ... um ... what is it? Twirly mini card holder is my latest thing. The teeny "pages" are small enough for me to actually complete just squeezing in the time between the needs of my people. I had a whole stack of little wallet sized pictures (Costco makes a sheet of 4 of them for thirty-nine cents or so ... ) that I didn't quite know what to do with. I just trim them down, find cool background paper, use some cute little doo-dad (a ribbon, a flower, a tag, a rub on) to make it cuter and wa-la.

1 comment:

marie said...

That is the cutest most awesome thing I've seen in awhile!! You are amazing! And how thankful we are that your mom is amazing and creative, too. And normal. We're so thankful she's normal. :)