Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
My recent passion for crafts is a blessing. I have such a good time during the entire crafting process: selecting a project, analysing the different steps, finding the right material, working patiently (or not) on the item and looking at the final result with a big smile on my face. There is one “but” and I know that I’m not the only one in that situation! …but I have a tendency to neglect other aspects of my life such as cleaning the dishes or dusting the furniture. I’m pretty sure that I could write “negligent” in the dust on the top of my bookshelf (I won’t take a picture - too humiliating).
Maybe when spring will knock at my door I will calm down and spend more time outside but in the meantime I need to make up my mind for my "craftevening"! I think that I will bring everything...it's good to have options!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
To celebrate our “we are still together after 6 months” anniversary, my husband got me one of Ella’s beautiful dolls. It’s actually a substitute for our “tree of life” which is now in rehab at my mom’s house. The tree (aka giant potted plant) was suppose to represent our growing relationship as husband and wife. People were also invited to write their wishes on little cards and tied them with ribbons to its branches. To make a long story short, after only one month, the tree was in pretty bad shape. In conclusion, you don’t need to have a green thumb to have an happy marriage…and a doll is very low maintenance!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
I just discovered papercutting (scherenschnitte) and I’m completely amazed. I didn’t know that you could make something so pretty and delicate with nothing more than a piece of paper, a sharp blade, a lot of patience and dexterity. I almost fell off my computer chair when I saw this free pattern that includes a sweet squirrel holding an acorn. I love squirrels! With some advice from Jackie at smoothpebble I decided to give it a try. I enjoy reading blog posts that show exemples of courage and determination (ex: it was a challenge but I finally finished my beautiful quilt after 10 months of sweat and tears) but this will not be the case. I gave up after 15 minutes and I really don’t mind! I admit that I have limitations and using a blade that could slice off one of my fingers during a short moment of inattention (ex: my dog is eating cat littler) is just not my thing. Sometimes, it’s simply better to admire the beauty in the work done by other people.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Note: This is the "simplicity" photo that I will send to my swap partner.