Saturday, February 19, 2011

Well, here goes nothing.  Jessi and I spent 4 days crafting together and ended up wishing there were a better way to share the things we make with each other.  We want to invite any of you who wish to do the same.  It's so much more fun to share with people you know and love.

Right now I'm into papercrafting, including cardmaking, scrapbooking and other things.  Of course there is still sewing, and I have a dresser full of fabric and so forth to prove it.  I will admit, however, that I am really loving working with paper.  I have always loved the tactile sensations from different kinds of paper and am fascinated by folding and constructing with it.  I bought my first Cricut cutter in August, 2010 (last summer) and was instantly hooked.  That little machine now resides in my classroom where it is used by one student regularly and others as needed.  In November my lovely husband bought me the Cricut Expression (if you're concerned about colors, which I am not, it's the plum version).  Wow!  I just love it.  I haven't bought a single card since then, made several Christmas presents, and could easily play around every day.  I have jokingly told my husband that he'll have to get a new camper, one of the toy-hauler variety that has a garage.  He can put his motorcycle in part of the garage, but I'm going to retrofit the rest into my craft-room-away-from-home.  Surprise, he looked at me like I had grown a third eye in the middle of my forehead!  lol

Okay, one more thing.  I plan to post pictures as often as possible of things I make.  Those I post today were made from August until now.  Unfortunately I didn't keep pictures of everything.  There were several that I wish I had photo-ed.  Oh, well!  An old lady is allowed to forget some things!