Sunday, August 30, 2009
I would love to say that I grew these lovely sunflowers, but I didn't. To be honest, we didn't plant a single flower or vegetable this year: not a tomato or basil or even a marigold. Nope, none. I feel a little sad about this but with a five year old and two year old, it just didn't happen. Maybe next year.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Ok, so I'm totally digging the sewing thing right now. I had forgotten that I enjoy sewing, but in fact, I do. So, I created this lovely rainbow for my "believe" page that I expanded into "Believe in Dreams". The "Dreams" part is on- you'll never guess- a dryer sheet cloud. So, not only it is lovely and semi-transparent but ALSO it smells good!
The second page is a self portrait page. I attempted to do a little ruffly thing on the side. So, I TRIED to make it look imperfect.... and I succeeded. I sorta like it, actually. I had buttons galore planned but after adding them to the scallops, I just liked them there. So, getting caught up (somewhat) and school starts on Tuesday, sigh.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I was inspired by a few blogs that I've been looking at with TO DIE FOR GORGEOUS polariods and photos. My cousin and I used to jump in the photo booth each year at the beach and today at the mall, a photo booth caught my eye. Phoebe and I used cheesy grins and began what I hope is not an obsession. By the way, anyone have a tip about how to rotate a picture for the blog? I am stumped at the moment so turn your heads!
So, I took a little break from the on-line workshop because of going to the beach and then after coming back it was so hard hot in our dining room/craft room that I couldn't bear to sit in there for any length of time. (By the way, I have 95 pictures of our beach vacation plus about 30 minutes of video.) I did a little scrapbooking at our local store but I just wasn't in the frame of mind to think about my dreams. So.... I've come back to it.
The first page is about my dreams when I was 9. I found this letter that I must have written my teacher about how I wanted to be a gymnast/scientist in Paris. Well, I had lofty dreams. It cracked me up so I included it here.
The second page are all pictures to remind me why I should be working toward my dreams. These are all "inspirational" pictures. I included the picture and what it taught me about moving toward my dreams.
So, I have quite a few lessons left to go but I like what I've done in the last few days.
School starts on Tuesday so I feel like I am under some sort of deadline. When school starts, it's all homework, lesson plans, and Friday night crops to keep me sane. Sigh...