Sunday, March 7, 2010

Holy Hannah - It was a Looooong Winter!

I can't believe it's been six months since I last posted.  Not a lot has happened, creatively, with me, but I'm fine with that.  I'm getting back into the swing of things, albeit very slowly.  Now that spring is coming, it's time to get my self in gear!  

I took a Copic class at Archiver's around Christmastime.  It really didn't teach me much more than I already knew, but was still good.  I need all the practice I can get.  It's my goal to become Copic Certified within the next year. 

In February, I went to the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Conference of Presidents.  I am the President of the Southeast Michigan Synodical Women's Organization.  I was honored to be asked to be on the planning committee and offered to help be in charge of, you guessed it, arts and crafts.  I designed a Salvation Bookmark for the ladies to make at the event.  Everyone had a great time in the craft room...lots of knitting and beading going on. 

I used Czech glass beads, metal daisy spacers, religious charms, and waxed linen from Hobby Lobby and the pink hearts came from Michaels.  If you're not a Christian, you can use any color beads and charm at the ends.  Here's the finished product:

 

Gregg is working so hard on his woodshop in the basement.  He took me to a workworking show last weekend and we got a decorative joinery system.  I actually got to try out using the router and made a really cute joint.  I want to start making boxes... beautiful boxes... for gifting and, perhaps, selling.  Gregg is such a doll... he's making me my own router table!  After the shop is straightened out, he has promised to help me with the craft room.  My husband is so good at organizing!  I can't wait to get it together so that, while he's in the shop, I can be working in the craft room stamping and crafting to my hearts content.    I'm looking forward to it!