snackin’ and craftin’

26 08 2009

i’ve pretty much taken up permanent residence on my porch in these waning days of summer doing the exact same thing every day.  snacking and crafting.  my apartment has become unbearably hot and it’s the only place i can find relief.  picked up a vintage craft book several weeks (months?) ago and it has re-ignited a fire in me that has been long been extinguished.  like, for 2 years.  and that’s kind of sad, really.  so i’m diving in again with felt and embroidery.DSCF0961

oh, it’s a good book (aside from the smell.  and even though it’s been outside on my porch for weeks, the smell hangs tough.)  anyway, it’s full of beautiful artwork with loads of inspiration.  and a slant toward scandinavian design, of which i’m a big fan.  i mean, take that cover.  i LOVE it. 

i wish i was an artist.  like, a REAL artist.  one who thinks up stuff inside her head.  and then makes a plan.  and then executes it.  me?  i can only really copy stuff.  which i suppose is the case for a great majority of people.  and therefore i fall into the category of copy-crafter.  or fake artist.  fake crafter.  but i do enjoy the meditative quality of it.  and the messiness of it all.  and it gets MESSY.  there are random strands of embroidery floss and felt scraps ALL OVER the place.  and i love it. 

DSCF0955how funny is this tray?  little retro number featuring the classic snack of bread and sliced green peppers and raw eggs.  yum.

DSCF0957this is more like it.  kettle chips, fruit/nut mix and a refreshing iced coffee with sweetener.  and by sweetener i mean, well, i think you all know what i mean.  one would think the coffee would make me all jittery and unable to be the expert crafting stitching queen i am, but not so.  DSCF0960alright, maybe the stiches are not exactly perfect, but from a distance….”masterpiece” comes to mind. 

i’m hopeful posting this masterpiece preview will actually provoke me to finish it.  but don’t hold your breath. 

in other nonrelated non-snacking and non-crafting news, yes, i continue to look for a house.  and no, it’s not looking good.  my dream house came and went AGAIN and i was fine with it.  i didn’t get all emotionally involved like i did the first time around.  and i tried for the back-up lovah, but as it stands now, that ain’t looking good either. 

and so i craft.  to keep my mind occupied and away from the agony that is searching for a dream house on a broke-ass budget.

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