We attended a birthday party for a one year-old on the weekend, and I've taken to knitting gifts for babies lately. I don't know. Those boxes full of little plastic bits and pieces that take the parents an hour just to unpack leave me a little uninspired. Plus, I worry that someone else will come with the same thing, and I never remember to get those gift enclosures you're supposed to ask for at the cash register. If I make something, I know they're getting something unique, even if they're too little to care. So, I made Po, the littlest of the Teletubbies. Rosemary's Baby seemed pretty interested, so I should really make one for him too, as soon as I can catch my breath.
My other project was to make 75 wedding invitations for Sister #4. This is why I am out of breath. It really was enjoyable, but boy I wouldn't want to do it for a living. I had so much fun using my awesome new Cuttlebug to emboss the front flaps, and the back of the invitation, envelope flap and response card all have a flower stamped in blue (all from Stampin' Up) to tie them all together. My sister is marrying a U.S. Marine and fell in love with a design on an invitation website. The price, of course, was scandalous, so we set about making something with a similar picture, but for a fraction of the cost. I mounted the drawing onto a slightly larger blue circle, then onto a white scallop circle I punched using a Stampin' Up punch, attached ribbons and voila! Multiply that by 75 and you'll know why my back hurts.
Anyway, I will follow up with a real post in the next day or so. Between the projects and the ongoing craziness of life, I'm a little pooped! Bear with me.