GOSH I MISS YOU!!!! It's been forever since I've been able to post. The holidays were crazy as usual, but there were a few specific things that kept me from crafting/blogging. I wrote a new curriculum for a whole new course concept at the university where I teach. Now I am currently teaching that course! I have done a lot of performing in the last few months as well. AND even more EXCITING... we got a new puppy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is absolutely fabulous and I could gush and gush and gush, but I won't. or maybe I will......
He's a whippet/lab about 8 months old. We adopted him on January 4th from Angels on Wheels Rescue. He is INCREDIBLY smart, very well mannered, and runs like a deer. Besides being shy with new people/situations he's really doing great.
This picture is the most exciting one yet. Last week I introduced him to the CRAFT ROOM!!!!! Here he's happily chewing on his bone... my sewing machines are to the right in this picture. This is HUGE because now I can craft with a buddy! It took a few days and a few squirts of water in the face, but Sousa has finally stopped trying to steal my yarn. He must think he's a cat.... In case you were wondering that is an Orlando Bloom pillow. I love my pirates. =)
I have to include some crafty stuff in this post!!! These are some of the decorations I made for our Holiday Party in December. I decorated in silver and purple. I had a lot of fun and bought WAY too much stuff, but I was pretty happy with how things came out. These pictures were all taken with my iPhone so I apologize for the quality.
This is a centerpiece over our fireplace. I found the pitcher in the back of one of our cabinets. It's silver and needs to be cleaned, but I liked the 'dirty' look of it so I didn't clean it! Also, I finally learned how to make bows! Gotta love a purple bow! At the time I was making these JoAnns had completely run out of greens, so I bought a plain 15 foot garland and cut it up. That's where the evergreen parts came from.... anyone need any evergreens for an arrangement? I may have bought TWO 15 foot garlands... yeah... I have a lot of greenery... =) I can't get enough of those fun purple curly cue. I definitely put them in everything.
Hmmm how's that get in there? I mean, seriously, he's so cute!! This was him sleeping while I was practicing... I was playing really loud and high and he didn't seem to care!! (p.s. I'm a clarinetist if you didn't know that.)
This was a project I was especially excited about!!! I bought these candlesticks at our local thrift store! It cost me around $4 for all three together. I promptly spray painted them SILVER! (Diet coke is needed for all crafting after midnight.)
I stuffed the 'hole' with floral goopy stuff (that's a technical term). Then I filled it with greens, a feather, snowflake, etc (you can see it....) Anyway, I think they're super cute!
Okay that's all for now!! Thanks for sticking around and not 'unfollowing' me for being gone so long. You all are fabulous people!! I have much more to share soon! Take care!