Thank you again, everyone, for the deluge of birthday wishes. The chosen pear is on its way to Caroline. And, the consequent ‘need’ for a cute card (above) and outrageous shipping label (far below) provided just the right excuse for a much-needed crafty break.
I plucked the papers from here - a plump stack of scrapped workprints from my fabric line – let’s just say I had a bumpy start calibrating the printer to my monitor. Making lemonade, I sorted them into a pretty box and now boast a most fabulous library of papers to craft with - Oooo, and they’re archival.
On other fronts, Coxi will be featuring my blog over on Life Fever this week. I scanned all through his site, and boy, he’s found some fun links, like this one that tickles my Oilily fancy and this one that sends me back to my first craft obsession, paper. At 4-yrs-old, I filled my bottom dresser drawer with heaps of paper: white paper, lined paper, construction paper - any paper I could get my hands on. With the assistance of a stapler, scissors and glue, I’d busy myself for hours, building all sorts of intricate 3D creatures, from robots to elephants. Those are my earliest crafting memories.
I just realized that here I am, twenty-seven years later, making sewing patterns, which is the same basic idea - creating paper patterns for 3D projects. OK that’s weird, yet somehow reassuring. Hmm… deep thoughts.