Very soon I’ll be leaving Mr Rae and the kids and going to Blueberry Hill Sewing Weekend. For those of you who haven’t heard of it yet, it’s a weekend of sewing hosted by fabric designer extraordinaire Heather Ross. The workshop involves sewing in a barn, eating good food, cocktail hour, endless supply of chocolate chip cookies, ack! Not only is the workshop, which lasts a weekend and is hosted at a bed and breakfast in Vermont, the coolest idea ever, I also to get to meet one of my favorite fabric designers, the amazing Heather Ross *dying of excitement* And if that wasn’t enough, a few months ago Heather announced that Liesl Gibson, designer of Oliver+S fame, is…
You guys are the BEST. Thanks for all the insightful, supportive comments you left on that last post. I think I expected to get the smile-and-nod response (you know, “That’s interesting Rae, good thoughts” sort of stuff) but I was NOT prepared for how many of you would resonate with that topic. It definitely struck a nerve. It warmed my heart that lots of you feel free to actually post less now. I think we’ve started a Lazy Bloggers Revolution or at the very least Coalition. I’m all for empowering an atmosphere of relaxation around CraftBlogLand.
I also want to be sensitive to the fact that despite my claims to pursue a “slow blogging” lifestyle, some people will still look at my blog…
(This post almost got titled “Rae goes blahdeeblahdeeblah about ?“)
I am pretty sure that as soon as I say this outloud on the blog it’s going to sound really dumb, but here goes.
I realized just this evening as I was driving (by myself, without the children, Praise the Lord) that craft bloggers have it harder than other bloggers. See, I told you it would sound dumb. But hear me out.
Other bloggers can produce posts about their topic of choice and they’re finished. A political rant. An embarrassing parenting moment. Links to cool designs. A family picture. And I don’t in any way mean to demean the work that entails, but we have a different situation, a predicament of sorts.
Craft bloggers (and…
I am extremely excited about my new kitchen wall makeover. I can’t remember what put first put the idea in my head but earlier this year I got bit by the painting bug again. It might also help that every advertising banner I see online right now seems to be for paint.
The color is Endless Summer from Mythic Paint. I believe I discovered this color in Cookie Magazine last year (can we all take a moment and silently weep into our coffee cups for Cookie? WAAAAAAAHHHHH! OK, perhaps that was more of a full force…
I’ve finally gotten back my selfish-sewing mojo. It disappears for a little while after Top Week as I tend to get completely burned out and never want to sew for myself again. For about a month. And then it comes back. This time I made a knit shirt out of that recycled cotton stripe I used for the baby tights (tutorial and pattern can be found on the sidebar).
We had a wonderful holiday weekend. It was a little busy; we hung out with my seesters and their husbeasts and went to see Cinematic Titanic in Ann Arbor (any MST3K fans out there?) then drove over to West Michigan to spend time with Mr Rae’s parents. Hard to decide if the best part there was their pool, fabric shopping at Field’s, or swimming in the most beautiful lake in the world? Of course I’m biased but if you’ve never been to the amazing beaches of West Michigan, you are truly missing out. Having lived in the Bay Area for a couple of years and vacationed on…
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