Thursday, May 23, 2013

Where DIY meets WTF...

Helllloooooooo? Is anyone out there? Is this thing on?  It's been a while.

I'm dusting off the ole' blog to come at you with some craftiness. WHAT? I know!  As they say on Regretsy .... Where DIY meets WTF.  Yup. That's me. But my beautiful friend Keetha has faith in me, and with the inspiration of she and MayBelle, I hope to get the creative juices flowing once again by participating in a blogging/crafting project.

Our first theme is "begin," and our first medium is "paper." Beyond those parameters, it is to each her own. I poured through the pages of Pinterest, when actually I probably belong on Pinterest, You are Drunk, but I digress...

Carlie has been putting together very special gifts for very special birthday friends, and I thought, what could be better than making very special gift bags for these very special occasions, and since I have a huge stockpile of crafting supplies, including tons of scrapbooking paper and paraphernalia, I decided to give it a whirl. How hard can it be? Fold a piece of paper in half, decorate it, add a handle... hahahaha, oh, I laugh at my naïve self of the good old days, before I knew about gussets and reinforced handles and actually sewing paper with a sewing machine (because that's a thing, I swear it is).

And so I present to you my very special gift bag, also known as EPIC CRAFTING FAIL.

One would not deduce by looking at this that it actually took me quite a while to make, and included following directions and patterns... yet it did. Go figure.

Meanwhile, in the realm of paper crafts, two of my daughters have taken to electronic scrapbooking, which is so awesome, and I thought I'd throw in a couple of photos of photobooks they've created. Maggy did an awesome book of her wedding photos, which I love so very much, and Carlie made a book for her dad all about their adventures in the wild, including "feeding the dear" and fishing at the camp. Carlie did not ask me to proofread her awesome photobook, and now evermore we will call the deer dear in her honor. So here you go... paper crafting in the digital age... DONE RIGHT:

And in a totally unrelated effort to include my favorite photo of my favorite gal, I'll note that Maggy is also working on a photobook for me documenting Iris' prekindergarten graduation, which happened this week. Yes, I am a grandma. And yes, I am now a grandma of a school-ager as opposed to a baby/toddler/preschooler.

Come at me, kindergarten


Keetha said...

That is not a fail! It's adorable, is what it is. I am impressed. You and Carlie - y'all are both so darn capable and talented.

(Sewing paper? Do you need a special sewing needle? I'm not trying to be dense - I'm just wondering if sewing through paper would dull a regular needle??)

Love the photo books, too. Then you throw in the picture of the cute little graduate. If I didn't like you so much, I'd accuse you of being a showoff.

Anonymous said...

MayBelle and I think it's impressive as well. Can you make us one?!