These heart ones are for me, but I thought they were pretty so I wanted to post a picture. :)
More of the mailman's cookies:
Raj being super helpful in the kitchen:
The only containers I had were christmas ones, so I fixed that with some Tacky Glue and fabric. YAY!
Finished container. Cute!!
Happy crafting! And don't forget to thank those who do things for you every day. Even though you don't realize it, you're being helped every day.
Now I've got some ideas brewing with a good friend who is head of izzy s. designs to create some awesome things to sell and 100% of the profit will go to charity: water where 100% of that money will go to helping people get access to clean water. Wow. I'm dumbfounded. I'm also super duper excited.
I hope you're excited too. Keep your eyes peeled for more things to come. I'll keep you updated and maybe throw in some sneak peeks.
Also, it's my last day of 'vacation'. Monday I go back to work. I can't wait! Good things do come to those who wait. :)
I used cardstock for the stencil and learned that is not the best medium to use. If I did this again I would use something that has adhesive on one side and isn't so porous. Possibly vinyl or some other kind of sticker. I wonder if Freezer Paper would work? Hmmmm. Nevertheless, my letters are a little messy, but that's ok - it reminds me that nothing is perfect.
I can't wait to hang it (*ahem* Dad - bring some screws, please?) and get organized!
I took Raj for a walk today and saw a door 2 streets away that said 'free'. I knew it was going to be heavy and I was super nervous about taking it. But with some prodding from Brandi, my mom (who said if you see someone, ask for it, then you won't feel so weird taking it), and Ken, I managed to gather up the cajones to shove it in my car. It weighs about 5000lbs and was really tough to carry on my own, but I did it. :) Also, the hatch didn't close with it in there...haha. It will soon be a dining room table. I will keep you updated on the upcycling process!!
I finally managed to get the skirt done, fixed the tank and then put it all together and:
Yeah, so I'm sure you all can see the problem here. Because I'm a bit more *ahem* endowed, it seems that I have even larger *ahem* assets than usual. NOT COOL. I mean, I don't try to hide them, but I'm not trying to make them stand out like the Titanic or Mt. Everest.
So, we learned something tonight: big elastic at the empire makes Meig's boobage look 500 times bigger than it actually is. Duly noted. So...Brandi now gets to have TWO of these dresses because her body fits it better. ;) And I'll just go back to creating my polka-dot sheet dress and have a fantastic day!
As many of you know, I've been unemployed for a while. I've gone on some interviews and while they've been great jobs that I'd be lucky to get, they're just not where I want to be. Finally, the job that I've needed has come through. I'll start on August 1, and they're going to pay me what I asked for. Best part? I get to be back working with two of my favorite attorneys EVER and I only have to work 35h a week! WOOHOO!
A couple months ago I reminded myself of a phrase my mom has been saying for YEARS: Let go and let God. Essentially she's reminding me to get out of my own damn way. Too often I forget that it's not my job to plan everything out and micromanage my life. I've gotta let things happen on their own. If you don't believe in God, then look at it as life moving along its natural path. I choose to believe there is a God, but I don't expect anyone to share in my belief.
I've said this phrase so much lately that I've been informed that I should start putting it on things and selling them so that other people can be reminded to get out of their own damn way. I find it comforting to know that when I stop demanding so much of myself and remember that it's not all up to me to plan every minute of my life, things will happen, and often those things are good. Since I've decided to let go and let God nothing but good has come my way. I plan on keeping up the tradition. (NB: when I say 'nothing but good', I don't mean bad things don't happen - they do, but the good outweigh the bad, and overall the things I need to happen, do and the things that I decide I need to happen but don't really need to happen - don't because they're just clutter.)
On a crafty note: I made a super cute pillow case for my nephew today! He *loves* Thomas and I scored on this kit at Wal-Mart in the clearance section. It came out really cute!!