Thursday, March 20, 2008

Finally, some inspiration for my swap!!

I've been so snowed under (figuratively, not literally) these last few weeks that I've not had time to post to my blog or do much of anything that's crafty... And I've got a ya-ya easter card swap to do and get out in the mail tomorrow morning, and also an ARetsy swap that is for a larger item. Oh, and felt boards to make for the Jennifer project. And during all of this, I'd also gotten behind in my grading for class and was struggling to get current.

I had some really productive time earlier this week and I was able to get all of my grading caught up, and I can now focus on my creative pursuits - for a few days at least.

And so with Liv at school this morning, I curled up on the couch with a cup of coffee and an episode of American Justice I Tivo'd about a month ago. (I don't know why, but I'm strangely drawn to these kinds of shows. Sick, I know...)

And of course I had my tacklebox nearby that houses my felt and beads and sequins... I cut out the birdies for my ARetsy swap and then started playing with things, all while watching about the sociopath nurse who married herself a surgeon and then killed him. I finally ended up with a design that I like - using the gray wool, hot pink felt, and -are you ready- some recycled medeical gauze I got from the estate sale! (Don't worry, the gauze had NOT been used...) And if I stuff him with the cotton I got, well, that's a trifecta isn't it?

I'm excited enough about this little project that I'm going to cut out some extra birds and make another one to list in my Etsy shop. Oh, and the ex-beauty queen killer nurse got life in prison.

Life is good.


ScrapbookDBA said...

Anne -
We have plenty of goodies for our first delivery of the Jennifer Project next Friday. I love your idea of felt boards and the children will love them ... but don't stress out over them .. okay? When your teaching is over the summer you will have more time.


ThisOldHenHouse said...

oh have you ever seen that show "Snapped" on lifetime I think it is? I watch that all the time! Its all about women who murder their husbands and then get caught.

My husband thinks I'm pretty much insane

but I totally watch all of those murder mystery shows too! So you're not alone, we can be nuts together!

Julie Anne of Diamondmeenuh Creations said...

Now I know who to give the extra bandages to once I'm healed! Uh, unsued ones of course :-) Can't wait to see pictures of the bandage birds! Really cool idea!

And, I'm glad the killer nurse got life. I'd hate to think she was one of the ones taking care of me!

ElegantSnobbery said...

Oh how fun that crafting sounds! I have never heard of a swap, but it sounds like a pretty fun thing to be involved in!