A while back, I won these fantastic earrings from Helen Sarah Vaughan who keeps the blog Trees and Whatnot.
|made of laser-cut leather|
Speaking of the magic of nature, while I was online looking for garden and container designs, I came across an entire subculture of gardening/craft/playing that involves creating Fairy Houses. Talk about enchanting! (Warning: if you look up fairy homes yourself, there are a LOT of "flashing" sites! It's a little eye-murdering) Check out some of these fairy houses:
|The Magic Onions|
|Canadian Country Woman|
More instructions can be found here.
Speaking of a magical time, and nature, my husband and I are both long-time Gin Blossoms fans (this will make sense, trust me). So when we heard that they would be playing in the area, we again jumped at the chance to see them. To our surprise, they were playing at a Catholic school (with the very magical name of Our Lady of the Lake) fundraiser. The date of the show also happened to hilariously coincide with the end of the world, May 21st! So, we thought, if it happens, at least we'll go out doing something we love.
|My church only ever had a beer tent & dunk tank party. Oh, and BINGO. Lots of BINGO.|
Right after we arrived, everyone who was there was hustled into the school basement because of a tornado touchdown in a nearby town. I found it kind of funny that me of all people would end up in a church school basement on Rapture Day, with tornadoes. But after an hour or so, and the beer tent moved temporarily inside to placate the masses, the area was declared safe.
The Gin Blossoms put on another great show, and we were lucky enough to get a spot in the very front to enjoy it. Some photos of the band:
So next post, I swear I'll post some actual craft projects I've been working on! They involve altering those mens' tees, and I'm pretty excited. I haven't sewed anything in a while, and I'm kind of rusty, so working with tees is a great way to get back into the groove. Mostly, lately, I've been working on hand embroidery, and that's not too exciting to do updates on, but here's a sneak peek:
|pattern: Carson Ellis via Sublime Stitching|
Sublime Stitching has super-fun embroidery patterns, and I've been loving working on them.
See you guys again soon!
Much love, Kimberlee
|Ohh, there must be trouble over here|
|Wow, even I'm impressed by this!|