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.