Monday, March 12, 2007

Back to Life, Back to Reality...

Anyone else hear this song in their head when they read the post title? No? Oh well, it's a good one for getting stuck in your head alright. At any rate, back to reality for me. I got to spend tons of time in the craft room last night and made or finished or started several projects. I made some magnets, cards and pincushions, finished cutting out my pattern ladies, so they are all ready to go on whatever my heart desires this week. I'm thinking trays and picture frames, but I am known to change my mind only eighty bajillion times, so we'll see what comes to fruition. I also started work on mini notebooks, but haven't finished them yet. I think I need to stare at them awhile before I really know what to do with them.


I did just look around my desk and count all the WIP (sounds so much nicer than "abandoned", no? But that is what they are...) and I have about eight. That I can see anyway. Some of them are pending trips to JoAnns for missing parts and pieces, and some I got bored with and needed a break from. All of them need to get finished soon, though. I just need them done so I can move on to bigger and better things.
Like getting ready for Handmade Parade, May 5. We are going to be busy between now and then! It really is just around the corner. Missy and I are also hoping to have a booth at Baz Biz May 25, for the Maker Faire, so we'll see if that works out. It would be so cool to be there. If HP isn't there Missy and I will go with the Sacramento Craft Mafia, who is also hoping to have a booth. In June I'll be at Sellout Buyout as a part of Second Saturday's Artwalk in Midtown and Downtown Sac.
So there will be lots of craftin' going down here. It is good that the youth group at church is partaking in a Media Fast during the month of April. It is just a really cool time to focus on our relationships with God and each other and really think about the things we watch and listen to. At the end of the 30 days we come away feeling refreshed and excited to serve our church and community anyway we can. I love that this is something a group of teenagers are choosing to be a part of! How cool is that?

On April 1, I will take a 30 day break from blogging and Flickr, but I will be updating the HP blog with our crafter profiles and returning emails and posting to the Media Fast journal. You'll still be able to get the info you need on HP from me or Missy. But, there are still 2 weeks before my fast!
Oh, and I drew a name for a pink pin from my post the other day and it was Heidi at Everyday Cookies! Yay! I'll drop it in the mail for ya!

8 comments:

faithsalutes said...

Back to life, Back to reality...I used to sing that all the time. Ha.
A media break sounds amazing. I think my husband and I should do the same thing, but at work part of my job is being on the internet being up on the news...but TV needs to GO!

raya said...

Ha ha..I immediately started singing that song when I saw the title....I second the amazingness of a media break. If I were going to give something up for Lent it would probably be that - chocolate just isn't a big deal to me : ) I love those pin cushions!

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

AAAAH! Now that song is in my head!!!

The media break is great idea! I did one a long time ago. I am sure if I did another I'd get so much more done! I will miss your posts though!!!

Alecia said...

Oh, those little flowery pin cushions? are simply adorable! Love those sweet fabrics you used. Great job!

Vallen said...

I also cast my vote for those darling little pin cushions and I'm gonna have to sang me some of those magnets, too. A media break? The thought of it gives me the chills. You are a far better pperson than I.

love.boxes said...

Love the beautiful little things you've made. Lovely.

love.boxes said...

Love the beautiful little things you've made. Lovely.

Heidi said...

Thank you, Claire! I've been away for a few days and just read that you drew my name!

*big smile* here on my face! Heidi