Wednesday, July 11, 2007

She's Crafty!

Yeeaah! I got my fire photo selected on the Elements Self Portrait Challenge last week, got a subscribtion to Ready Made for my b-day and went to the Art Vs. Craft show over the weekend. These pleasant memories got me through a few days of nit picking lice off Juj's head, laundering and vaccuuming the whole house in 90+ degree weather, having a piece of nonfiction rejected by a literary magazine (it still hurts!) and getting a call from the fraud department saying that someone attempted to use my credit card to purchase $3,000 worth of cricket equipment in India (Busted!).

In any case, I spied a fabulous hand-made skirt from Madison based Orangyporangy, purchased a yard of animal print fabric from the mini-apple's Crafty Planet and was inspired by many of the neato, crafty creations that people are making. Owls are big, so are sock monkeys, screen printed tees, bibs, felted bags, and clothes and purses made out of "reclaimed" or recycled materials. Also discovered Etsy, an online marketplace for all things hand-made. Just too good to be true!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you the model in those pics at curious orange? wow, looks like your on a binge, all those sites, an infinite amount of things to buy,collect,recycle....could keep you busy awhile,while your husband is at work?

Anonymous said...

congrats on the self portrait! here is looking at you kid!