nice to meet you, KIDDINS

My friend Jess recently opened up the etsy shop Kiddins and I am so glad. She is a talented graphic designer and has an amazing imagination that feeds perfectly into her work. She is selling fabric and notecards and will hopefully start a line of baby clothes someday- someday before I am done having children. Right, Jess? : ) Check out her etsy shop and also check out more of her fabric designs on Spoonflower.


CRAFTING adventures

I've been in a crafty mood lately. Don't worry, I don't mean crafty like evil crafty, but crafty like I just want to craft all day. I've been giving into the urge and have been spray painting frames, making Christmas decorations, playing with clay, and I also have plans to finally get around to decorating our bedroom starting with an upholstered headboard. I've found that crafting is such a stress reliever. I'm hooked. All the DIY projects that I've been bookmarking on blogs for the last 3 years are finally going to get done. Who knew.

excuse the shadows- I'm not a photographer
This wreath took me a year to complete... okay, maybe it was just 4 days, but it felt like a year. With all the time it took to make and trim each yarn pom pom, I am so happy that I did it. It is such a fun Christmas decoration. I think I'm going to have to make one to have up year-round.

I've also been wanting to play with clay for a while. I actually asked for polymer clay for Christmas last year, and I got it, but hadn't touched it yet. I kept thinking of a forest of white clay trees so a friend and I got together last week and started building trees. The terror that I am in the kitchen, I ended up burning the clay in the oven and had to paint them with 7 coats of white acrylic paint. Crafting is an adventure. I'm not quite sure where these trees are going to live or if more will sprout up around them, but playing with clay is too much fun to not do it again. I am so glad the time, energy, and desire to craft has returned to me!

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