Monday, December 28, 2009

New Inspiration Board

My mom gave me a new inspiration board for Christmas. We hung it over my work table, and I love it! (You can click on the image for a larger view.)

UPDATED: For those of you who are interested, I FINALLY found an online source for the bird cage memo board, Nell Hill's in Kansas City. And the price is better too!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Seasons greetings from my home to yours!

Now may the God of hope
fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that you will abound in hope
by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sea Island Girl

I have been reminding myself lately that it is the "most wonderful time of the year." The busyness of the Christmas season is not my favorite part, and, thankfully, the busy part is almost over!

In between Christmas parties, online shopping, and running here and there, I have been helping my fabulous Aunt Chris set up her new blog, Sea Island Girl. Chris is one of the most talented and interesting people I know, so I encourage you to stop by her blog and to leave her a few words of encouragement as she embarks upon this new venture. Here's a peek at her blog banner, designed by moi. (Just letting you know that all creative endeavors have not ceased completely over here!)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My First Award

My friend Deborah, awarded me with my first ever blog award! Thank you, Deborah!

The way it works is that I answer the following questions in one word, and then pass the award on to five other bloggers.

Here are the questions:
1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your hair? brown
3. Your mother? loving
4. Your father? forgetful
5. Your favorite food? Thai
6. Your dream last night? prophetic
7. Your favorite drink? tea
8. Your dream/goal? contentment
9. What room are you in? greatroom
10. Your hobby? crochet
11. Your fear? pain
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? present
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren’t? quiet
15. Muffins? daily
16. Wish list item? books
17. Where did you grow up? Georgia
18. Last thing you did? Flickr
19. What are you wearing? pajamas
20. Your TV? off
21. Your Pets? dog
22. Friends? wise
23. Your life? blessed
24. Your mood? contented
25. Missing Someone? Brenda
26. Vehicle? Camry
27. Something you're not wearing? bra
28. Your favorite store? Barnes and Noble (Not one word, I know.)
29. Your favorite colour? Mauve
30. When was the last time you laughed? morning
31. Last time you cried? forgot
32. Your best friend? Brent
33. One place that I go to over and over? church
34. Facebook? no
35. Favorite place to eat? Moe's

And paying it forward...

Times Flies

Even I of erratic posting habits am amazed that more than two weeks have passed since my last post. Good things are happening around here, and I plan to share more about that with you later this week.

Good things that are not art and crafts, I'm afraid. But I do have a couple of projects to show you...

First, I went on a brief granny star making binge. I purchased Sarah London's patterns before I knew I could get free instructions here. I had visions of making a garland for Christmas, but I lost steam and got distracted with other interests. (Imagine that!) I've decided that I'm definitely more of a small project girl, and the timing of this realization is especially important. (I'm trying to build suspense... I AM NOT pregnant!)

I also finally got around to doing a little piece of artwork for my friend, Tracey. When she saw this journal page, she indicated she would like a version for herself. In true Kathryn Estelle fashion, I had all kinds of grandiose plans for a mixed media masterpiece, but I never got father than painting a honeycomb background. In a moment of inspiration, I decided that I would make it postcard size (4x6), and all of my design quandaries were over! The cute little bee stamp came from Michael's. I hope you like it, Tracey!

By the way, I want to mention that I haven't been doing the "Follow" thing because I wasn't exactly sure how it worked, and I never got around to taking the time to find out. I subscribe to tbe blogs I read in Bloglines. However, I am gradually "following" as I visit my friends, favorites, and others who are following me.