Sometimes perfect will get away from you.
But it's nice to dream.
One day I will have a puppy, and one day I will learn to crochet. And when I do, I'll be making these cute puppy paw protectors.
Easy sewing projects are high on my list of 'want to dos' lately, and this cute craft car caddy seems like a great little project for a beginner (and such a cute idea, I might make one for the car and include travel essentials like snacks and magazines)
This is another adorable sewing project from House on a Hill Road. These would be so cute on a peacoat or on a little girl's dress/shirt (man I hope Sara has a girl!)
I love felt because it's so approachable and versatile, you can make anything out of it! This little bedside caddy is similar to the one above but because it's felt, it feels more homespun and cute, especially for kids (or heck, even adults!)
Speaking of babies and kids, ever since I found out Sara was having her 2nd baby I've been going nuts with baby fever. These reversible bibs are too adorable and would be perfect to make with the scraps I will have leftover from her blanket (which I'm going to start working on soon!)
Lately I've had a thing for mobiles and fabric banners, and this ultra-simple rainbow mobile doesn't get much easier, but also doesn't get much cuter. So perfect for a summer porch!
And these aren't really crafts but I've been loving fairly lights and white lights (for all year) lately, and these images make me want to dig out my old Christmas lights and make them pretty in my home! (Images from Decorology)
Seashell lights from Martha Stewart
And Quincy, who was with us, of course:
I'm still working on Judah & Co.'s shoot, there are a lot of cute shots, but here's one for now (Sara's mother has a gorgeous barley field behind her house-pictured above-I wish I had taken more shots in the field, but we didn't want to crush the poor crop so we just hung out on the edge):
I'll try to finish up the rest this weekend and post later. I also want to learn how to make storyboard/mosaic type layouts with the shots, does anyone know how to do those? What program do you use?
Other random shots from the past couple of weeks (Shimi being adorable as usual, and some moody black and whites I took on Canada Day because it was gray and gloomy and so was I)
Love that shot of me and Dan, totally accidental, totally scrappable.
This weekend I'm planning on going to the Market, finishing up my Dares page (about Twitter of course), and editing a few photos. Oh, and going to a little get together on Sunday with some coworkers...lots of eating involved there :)
So until next time, keep the livin' easy.
Just wanted to share real quick a Happy Birthday to my dear friend Anna! Hope you have a wonderful day sweetums, can't wait to see you in 3 weeks! Kiss kiss. (And let me know if you enjoy your package!)
Aside: This picture was taken in May 2008 and it has got to be one of my favourite pictures of me and her-well, me and anyone, really-ever. We were sitting on the sidewalk somewhere in Toronto, eating street meat and taking foolish pictures of our new sunglasses we had gotten at Kensington Market that morning. It's awesome beyond all measure :)
Bits and pieces:
-I started a scrapbook page last night! And I didn't quit after 20 minutes of frustration! I'm actually doing kind of a hybrid (or at least I think it's a hybrid), and it's quite cool, something new for me.
-I'm taking Jessica Sprague's free online class and it's pretty cool! Definitely more for digital scrapbooking, but like I said, if I get into some hybrid layouts it will definitely come in handy. (I'm using some of the brushes that came with the class on my layout.) And there are some cool effects that we are learning too. All in all very fun :)
-Hubs and I decided to take Friday afternoon off to head home early, because it's going to be sunny and, well, around here lately you have to take advantage of that sun when you can! I can't wait to go home, it hasn't been that long but if I'm not there every 6 weeks or so I start to get antsy. The weekend plans include taking lots of photos, sewing and cutting fabric, playing with Judah and visiting Sara, and all kinds of dog walking. Sigh.
-In one month from today I will be landing in Milan!! In one month and one week I will be in Croatia!! I can't believe it, seems like I've been waiting forever! (well, since March)
-I don't know why I'm using so many exclamation points in this post!!!
-Speaking of my trip, I'm greatly inspired by this travel mini that Elise made for her trip to NYC. I've decided that I'm definitely going to make one to bring to Italy, because I know for sure that if I don't jot down my memories as I have them, they will be gone by the time I get home. I'll keep it fairly plain with lots of room for pictures and room to journal, seems like a perfect thing to do while sitting in a café or before going to bed. I'm excited!-Like I said, this weekend I plan on taking LOTS of pictures. Daf is on board to be my model, and she said that she wants me to take some pictures of her and her friend, which I'm super excited about. If I can get any shots that remotely resemble the awesomeness of this shoot by Tara Whitney, I'll know that I did well :) I also have to take tons of catch-up pictures of little Judah, I haven't taken pictures of him since Christmas maybe (?!)
(picture from Ali's blog)