Saturday, February 28th, 2009



The American Craft Council show is back in Baltimore this weekend.  I went last year and had a good time.  So, since I had occasion to play a little hooky today I decided to go back.  I was there less than two hours but it was long enough to completely surrender to the feeling of being immersed in craft.  I can’t think of any better way to find inspiration.  Not to mention that my very cool and talented friend Shannon owner of Sweet Pepita has a booth there!  I was so happy to see that business looked brisk.  I mean honestly, who can resist that type of cute?  What baby girl wouldn’t look cute in a pixie hat?  Seriously her stuff is amazing.  You should stop by and check it out.

I wasn’t supposed to buy anything.  But if anyone was getting something today it was me.  Everyone else around here gets plenty of treats.  I was pretty good for the most part.  I was so productive today getting things done in the kitchen that I treated myself to a coffee spoon that mounts on a little hook on the wall.  Unbelievably I already put it up on the wall.  I’m feeling pretty smug about that because it usually takes me at least 6 months to see a project through to end if it requires screws and drywall anchors.  I love these and these too though.  I guess there’s always next year.  I also found a nice little case for my brand new box of 1000 business cards.  But that was it, really.  I think I demonstrated an impressive amount of self-restraint.  Believe me, it wasn’t easy.  

I also finished the hat I’ve been working on for Chase.  I feel conflicted because I want her to be able to wear it tomorrow but I could really use another nice mild day.  Oh, I almost forgot.  The best craft I saw today?  Came home from school this afternoon.  Chase’s first macaroni necklace!  A macaroni necklace.  I won’t even mention the huge lump in my throat I had when I said goodbye to her this morning at school.  Such a big girl.  It’s hard to believe.  

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day.  Back to back gymnastics and then a ride out to Springfield farm to pick up our second order.  Would you believe that our last order lasted for 5 months.  We ordered just shy of 100 pounds which entitled us to a 20% discount.  I worked out the numbers today.  Turns out it costs us about 15 bucks a week for locally and humanely raised meat.  We’re really happy with the quality and service too.  I think this deal is hard to beat.

Sunday’s for the mall and a little girls day out.  Hopefully somewhere in there I’ll work in some time to run the vacuum.  We’ll see.  I’ll just be happy if I can get a picture of Chase in her new hat.

Happy Friday!

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