Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Library Love + Swap News!

Over the summer I volunteered to teach some craft classes at our local library.
I did some simple crafts with the younger kids and a weekly art journaling class with the teenagers.
The kids all did an amazing job with their projects.
Especially the art journals ~ I wish I had photos to share!
I had put together some ideas and journaling prompts, and brought a bunch of fun supplies to play with.
They had fun cutting and pasting and putting together collages.
I really loved how they didn't over-analyze or stress over how things were looking.
They just went with it.
And they had a blast.
I love that about kids.
The library asked me to decorate a clipboard for a fundraiser they are having.
I decided to make a She Art-inspired piece.
I really love the technique.
It's fun to get a little messy and just go with it.
School starts next week.
Definitely bittersweet.
We had a great summer, but I'm looking forward to getting back to "normal".
I was thinking that it would be a great time to host a new swap.
Look for an announcement and sign-ups on Friday!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Heart + Home

We are home from a fun vacation to New Hampshire.
We did lots of shopping, playing, relaxing, eating....
It is always fabulous to get away, but I also love coming home again.

I'm catching up on the orders that were placed last week and will have everything in the mail tomorrow.

The winner of the August giveaway is #10...

(The photo above is a peek of the hostess goodies that I brought to Natalea for the Garden Party.  A heart tin filled with red supplies ~ her favorite color.)