Futless is what I am today. I love that word, my friend Heidi used that word awhile back and I adopted it as my own. Today I am futless, I want to craft, but I don't. I want to clean, but I don't. I want to cook dinner, but I don't. I want to start a new project, but I don't. So here I am all futless. I think a big part of it was that we just got back from an exhausting weekend at the Renaissance Festival. Word to the wise, if you don't get why people dress up in kilts and address people as m'lady....don't go. Save the money. I was surrounded by them and at one point I even felt that I needed to buy a wench outfit. Luckily I held back. A turkey leg, a sword fight, and a severe case of food poisoning later. We were home. Oh and another word to the wise. Don't eat concession stand fish. My mom learned that valuable lesson. On one positive note....the kids loved it. Since I am feeling futless and all, I will leave you with some of my favorite pics from the festival.
I have always been fascinated with making jewelry, but scared to jump in. I think that being a semi awkward and clumsy person made me err on the side of self preservation. Probably a good thing. For years I have wanted to take a course and just learn the basics. Babies and setting new hobby goals just don't go hand in hand. So to my surprise, my mother in law signed me and my sister in law up for a metal hammering class. I then coaxed my mother into signing up. Hey, I needed the support. So there were the four of us.....hammering. Hammering like wild banshees. I so wish I had this moment caught on tape. The best part was that this was fun. Yes. We had more fun in those three classes than I have had in probably, oh say 6 months and 17 days. I truly became inspired. Several hundred dollars later, I am poor and still inspired. I love looking at all my new shiny baubles. I have made several sets of earrings, bracelets and my absolute favorite, baptism bracelets. So precious. So here I am introducing my newest hobby. I hope it stays awhile. My wallet has taken a beating.
Oh you know I had to show off some of my latest bangles. ;)
So I have to include the bracelet my mom made. Crocheted wire, does it get any better?
My son finally has something to model and model he did. I directed him to look like he was hurt and in pain and he went with it. So introducing our Boo Boo Bags!!! They are such a must have, specially if you have kids. I particularly enjoy watching TV with one propped behind my neck. I am always cold so I really LOVE these. Anyway they are filled with flaxseed and scented with essential oil. I use flaxseed because it retains heat for much longer than other materials. They are small enough to fit in your pocket on cold days, but big enough to get the job done if you have sore muscles or an earache. Check out my etsy if your interested until then I give you my sweet little model. :)
I am a jack of all trades, but I feel as if I am a master to none. Always trying new things and once I start getting too familiar with one medium, I seem to change it up. At least that is my motto. I pick up hobbies like a dog picks up ticks. It is a sickness. I am a mother to three beautiful babies. My oldest is 6 and my youngest is 18 months. Yikes! People ask how I find the time, but this truly is my sanctuary. I am blessed to be able to stay home with my kiddies and work out my passion for creativity. I also have a great partner in my husband, Jed. He is always willing to help me out in my crazy antics. I am bona fide (love Oh Brother Where Art Thou). I graduated with a degree in fine arts. In my prior life, I worked as a graphic designer and owned a party rental business. I feel like I every year I hit the ground running. I guess that is how I like it.
I am a stay at home mom to two wonderful children a 3 year old and a 1 year old. It is a good thing they are so cute because otherwise I am not sure we would make it out of the toddler years. My husband is simply amazing and puts up with all my crazy ventures.