the reason behind heading south for a week was to see my dearest friend Kara get MARRIED. and to help decorate for the wedding reception. Here you can see the wedding video (which is actually made up of stilll shots) done by my sweet sweet (and talented) friend Sarah Peters. Such a beautiful day!
In addition to crafting away on my little business I also work as a teacher in not one but TWO places. I work at a small independent school with kids age 10-17, teaching French and art (we are doing calligraphy and bookbinding at the moment!) I also teach at the Shelburne Art Center, so if you are in Vermont you can come take a class with yours truly whether you are a child or adult! you can check out/register for my classes here.
Right now I'm working on some class proposals for winter, so I'm making some samples of things that I want to teach. Im thinking of offering an embroidery sampler workshop so I made this little deal for that!
So I have been an AWFUL blogger as of late but that is partially due to the fact that I've been traveling here and there! I just got back from a trip down south to see a dear sweet friend get married! Now I'm back and I promise that I will update you with all the craftiness and good things happening in my life. In the meantime here is a nice little photo of me with friends from this past weekend.
you might have thought I'd fallen off the face of the earth. I realize I've been really really bad about blogging lately, I mean it's already half-way through August! Since the last time I posted, I've spent lots of time with this kiddo (and his two older siblings). He insisted this photo be taken of it looking like the train at the museum was going to run him over. Strangely enough this photo tells a lot about this kid's silly personality. I do have to admit I love my job as a nanny--I spend my days catching bugs, going on outings, and doing art projects with the kids and get paid to do it. Pretty ideal if you ask me.
I have still been keeping busy making--you might recall this project which I am finally to the part where I attach all the squares together to make a nice little throw for my couch.
And I whipped up two more of these on my birthday. Don't worry my birthday was well celebrated--it's not all work and no play!
Well there. I guess I have caught up a bit and I'll be better about posting!
Well the last few weeks have been CRAZY. I only finished college, graduated summa cum laude, entertained the 11 guests who came to town for the event, packed up an apartment, drove 1,100 miles, unpacked (well in the process) in a new place, and made time to spend with dear friends before the big move. A lot to fit into such a tiny amount of time. I am thoroughly exhausted but hopefully I will be getting around to sharing more details (and photos) from my last weeks in the south! But this is about all I can muster up for now.
Today I sent out all 40 announcements for graduation. I decided I wanted to design my own since I did attend art school after all (and besides mine are waaaaaay cuter.) I did the design of it by hand and then scanned it in to my computer, tweaked it a bit, and printed them out onto kraft paper. Then I stuffed them, along with a portrait, into pretty turquoise envelopes addressed using my typewriter.
and now they are on their way! It feels so good to have something else checked off my to-do list!