Friday, September 25, 2009

Apron and Craft Desk

My new apron and matching dishtowels. I'm loving this pear fabric!

My new crafting area, which also doubles as dumping grounds for our wallets,
keys, newspapers, and other randomness.

Great cubbies in the side. I'm still looking for storage bins that will fit.

Scissor holder made from recycled can, scrap paper, ribbon, and a button.

My new sewing machine cover!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The promised Festival Pictures

It's not a festival without fireworks!

There were SOO many people in such a small and sweaty!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Turning Japanese...

This is me in my yukata. My Okinawan friends convinced me to wear one (which wasn't hard I love dress up) and helped me get dressed in it. We all wore them to a festival this weekend. Yukatas are like kimonos but lighter and less formal. It is a lot like a robe, but it has extra fabric on the sleeves and a piece of heavier fabric with a bow that ties around the middle called a obe. They are often worn to festivals and other events. I had so much fun experiencing part of Japanese culture! Pictures of the festival will follow soon!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wall Art

Sorry it's been so long since I've made a new post... I've been enjoying myself in a tour of the mid-west. I made it to four states in a two week span of shopping, eating, kayaking, visiting, driving, camping, horse back riding... you get the picture.

While in the states I made it to a few craft stores, (Reuniting with Hobby Lobby was great!) and picked up some supplies for projects I've been wanting to do. I've been seeing paper banners on a few craft sites and wanted to make one with our last name. I found the letter cut-outs at a scrap booking store and instantly knew they'd be perfect.

I found the picture frames at the same store and knew I wound find a use for them somewhere. The gold ones were originally a bright green color so I painted them. I think they look great together. Now I just need a bench or table and our entry way decor with be complete.