Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tragedy Hits Home

This past weekend my family was hit by a massive tragedy: my camera broke!!! How awful of a thing to happen to a scrapbooker! There's something wrong with the lens and the way it comes out when the camera is turned on and the only way to fix it is by brute strength, which I just don't have enough of. However, my husband has assured me that when we go out to dinner on Thursday night (our V-day celebration, his parents are watching the munchkin!) we can go to Best Buy and purchase a new one. I've been checking things out online and I think the one I'm going to get is the FujiFilm J100. I'm very excited. In the mean time, to occupy myself, I've been spending a lot of time creating. The past couple of days, I've spent much time with my embroidery machine. My newest creative thing is making hooded bath towels. We were given one when our son was born and now that the new baby is only a few weeks away, I wanted to have one for her too, and I'd also like to have another one for my son, seeing as he loves his so. So I came up with a pattern and started embroidering on towels. I figured while I was at it, I'd make a few extras to list on my etsy site. I've also really gotten into making these beautiful cupcake gift card holders. I saw them originally created by a CTMH consultant named Tresa Black. She generously shared her instructions with the world and now I'm making them by the dozen, well not really, but I have made 3 so far and I have plans to make more. Once I get this set of towels done, I plan on pushing my sewing machine out of the way and starting in on making some more cards, maybe a few inspired by some sketches I've seen recently on Mojo Monday and Pagemaps. Looks like once I get my camera I'll have a lot of things to take pictures of so I can post them both here and on my etsy store. Hope you have a magnificent day!