Tuesday, January 26, 2010
So far 2010 looks like the year of turquoise. Everywhere I turn, bright blue trim on a house, blindingly blue truck driving past me at the bus stop. It's nice to have spots of clear blue in the sea of grey that dominates January in Portland.
I'm looking forward to February. I start a new quarter at school. We're headed to Puerto Vallarta Mexico for the boy's birthday. And I should be starting a new job which I'm currently training for.
I have been making things which I really want to share so hopefully I'll get some photos together this week. I just looked out the window and I see some sunshine I must enjoy until it's gone again for another week.
Monday, January 18, 2010
We spent most of the weekend with my family and they were kind enough to bring us their old chair for our living room. It's huge, particularly for the small space we live in, but after a couple hours yesterday of rearranging and arguing and saying "I give up", I think we made it work.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I've been working on some really cute gifts for the past couple weeks for birthdays and baby showers. I can't share them yet and it's killing me so you'll have to be satisfied with this cute picture of Bianca. I will just say that I recently visited Happy Knits and I really love their selection and set-up. I usually frequent Yarn Garden down the street but I can never find the right color/material combo. Happy Knits had fun, young colors and lots of different choices. I highly recommend checking it out particularly if you're looking for yarn that can be knitted with a larger needle (size 15/16) in a variety of colors.
Besides gift making, I've been tracking down some non-profits to volunteer at a few hours a week. I sent an volunteer application into Community Music Center where I would really love to volunteer so hopefully I'll hear back. I have free time this Spring before I start searching for a design internship for the summer and I think volunteering would be really satisfying.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Now that the craziness of December is over (craft show, Christmas, visiting family) I was finally able to do some cleaning and organizing of my creative space in our second bedroom. We use this room as an office, studio (art and recording), practice space for our band and guest bedroom which means there's a lot of stuff to fit into a small space. I do my best to keep it cute and inspiring. The other day I took some photos of my favorite areas of the room.
Monday, January 4, 2010
It's rainy here today and although I had errands to run, I wanted to share some fun stuff that brightened up my day today. I sewed a fleece cover for my kindle. Super easy project and that owl print fleece is awesome. It's Valori Wells for Free Spirit and it comes in atleast 3 different color ways. I have also been diligently working on a baby shower invite for a friend of mine. They turned out so cute. And finally, this adorable crocheted headband my step mom picked up for me in New York about a month ago. It kept my ears warm as I ran around in the rain today. I love it!