(...also known as a blog break.) All plans for crafting were dampened by a pain in my wrists whenever I write, sew, or knit (!). But we're not going to talk about that, okay? (Because surely, not talking about it will make it go away, right? Right.) Only a few 'little' projects made their way into the week:
A fabric banner for a two-year old friends bedroom; a bonnet for another wee friend (modeled by my sweet, of course); and yet another bonnet for a 'munchkin'. Next up is a bonnet for Mama, just like Sarah's kickin' bonnet. Because yes, bonnets are way cool, and thank you Amy for the reminder of their uber coolness.
So the big event of the week was obviously a very special birthday, complete with chips for breakfast, a teepee for play that will be used lots and lots (since the aforementioned 'thing'-we're-not-talking-about prevented me making the planned playhouse or teepee); chocolate cake and birthday wishes; friends, family, and lots of snuggles and love. Fabulous fun. And is my sweet babe really three? I don't believe it.
Also last week: COLOR! I was so, so in love the with exploration of color--both doing so myself and then seeing what others were up too as well. There was some AMAZING color floating around last week (do a search for 'colorweek' at Flickr to see some!). And thank you for all the lovely feedback about my photographs. It's so appreciated, as photography is not something I have a lot of experience or confidence with. Yet--there are a couple of shots from last week that I'm quite proud of. I've never quite thought of color in the ways that I was able to last week. Thanks again to Shash for the great idea and inspiration. I say we should do it again! Seasonally? Four times a year? I hope!
Let's see, what else happened last week. Hmmn... Well, there was some thrifting, of course (the fruits of which will be shared later in the week), and even some 'thrifting with friends,' which is really the best way to thrift. I did have a realization while thrifting that wondered if I was 'violating' April's Use What You Have. Because I don't think thrifting counts...isn't thrifting just like breathing? And seriously, who wants me to stop doing that?!
Oh! And I changed up the blog a bit. See? (Get out of that RSS feed, you silly!) I also shortened the 'daily reads' quite a bit, but added a link to a page with a lot more (well, soon it will have more...it's a bit cumbersome to paste the code into that template, but I'm working on it, I promise). I must admit to reading fewer and fewer blogs these days, and even bagging Bloglines (ah, the horror). I really want my time reading and visiting someone's blog to be meaningful and with intention, which is only possible for me to do with a handful, and not 200 blogs. Don't worry--I'm still getting around, just not every day. My little brain can only handle so much of all the amazing goodness that's out there at once!
Good god. It just took me two cups of coffee to write this epic post. See what happens when I'm quiet for a week?