Although I don't consider myself a particularly creative person, I feel that I really need creative outlets in my life. Knitting has been really good for me. My next knitting project is a pair of baby booties and a rabbit for my friend who is due in August. (think that will be enough time?!) I was also happy to discover that the Yarn Harlot will be visiting my town soon for a booksigning so I am looking forward to that.
In other projects, I am trying to make a few things for my friend Laura. She is adopting a 9-yr-old girl from Ethiopia and is frantically trying to get her room set up. I painted a wooden initial and did a floral collage on it to hang in the girl's room. I am also working on a ribbon topiary for her bathroom. (and one for my birthday party on Memorial Day weekend) I'll try to take photos of those when they are finished.
I have come across so many crafty blogs lately that have really inspired me. I find myself haunting Michael's. I am in the process of setting up a crafting space in the garage where I can really spread out. There are so many things I want to do! Collages and scrapbooking are at the top of the list but I have also figured out what I will be making everyone for Christmas. Can't reveal that yet but I'm excited about it.
I'm thinking I may need to start a new blog for my craft projects so I won't bore everyone with them here. We'll see.
*UPDATE* Okay, I went ahead and created that extra blog. See "Crafting by Candlelight" in the sidebar. Another work in progress!