Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Back to Work

Well I am back to work now after a great vacation spent with my husband and son.  We relaxed took the baby to the zoo, Lake Huron and let him hang out on Grandma and Grandpa's boat for the first time.  It was a wonderful relaxing time and now I am ready to get back to business at both my full time advertising job and my crafting.

I posted two great aprons on etsy today, and I am ready to start on another one.  Here is the fabric I am going to use, how great are those roosters.  I can not wait to start.  

Over vacation my mother-in-law invited me to raid both her fabric stock pile and button tin.  I found some really great materials both new and vintage and am having fun thinking up ideas how to use it all!  

I also made a side-trip to the fabric store with husband and baby in tow.  It was the day after the holiday and they were running a sale on the Christmas fabric.  I couldn't resist and picked up some great fabrics for both Christmas and Halloween.  So be on the lookout for some new holiday treats coming soon.  A big thanks to my husband for some great ideas for Christmas projects too :)

Meanwhile in my "spare" time I have been sketching up some ideas for some fresh little pillows with summer fruit and yummy confectionary treats as my inspiration. Yumm, they look so cute already just on paper.  I am thinking about painting them too but I'm not sure if I want to go with watercolor or acrylic, hmm.  
Now that I am devoting more time and energy to crafting  it seems like inspiration is everywhere and I have more ideas than I can keep up with.  The flood gates are open so I am trying to be really good with my ever-handy sketchbook to capture them all for later.

So I want to know what inspires you? 
Till next time 

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