So, my blogging has been pretty non-existent lately. I can make lots of excuses, but the largest and most realistic one is that my baby boy has needed me. Alex is healthy, smart, and full of energy; but he is also a bit anxious, clingy, and needing my full attention for large portions of the day. This comes with the territory of adoption, especially adoption of children 6 mo or older. So, upon the advice of some dear friends and other adoptive mamas I decided to set aside eagerly pursuing business and instead keeping myself free to just be a mom. The good news is I have gone from seeing this most of the time:
To seeing a lot more of this:
Its totally been worth every moment away from my craft.
That's not to say I've done nothing over the past few months. I just haven't been cranking out project after project like I was over the early part of the winter :) Here are a few pics of the last couple of projects I've worked on:
These are decorations that go on a camera lens. Professionals use them to get babies and children to look at the camera rather than the person holding it! I made these for Jill from Raindancer Studios. She's trying them out and giving me suggestions on how to improve them! (these photos are awful because I had to take them with the camera on my phone in order to show how they looked on a lens.)
I made a cute custom set of coffee wraps for a dear friend. She is getting married in a few months and picking out all kinds of handmade goodies for her bridesmaids. I was so honored when she requested personalized wraps for each of them. We made them in her wedding colors and they are personalized with flocked lettering. LOVE how they turned out!
And last but not least I finally got around to making one of these little birdie rattles. I have seen this idea floating all over the internet for a long time but never had time to sit down and work out a pattern. I had an excuse while making a baby shower gift for a friend. I love how it turned out and will definitely be making more of these in the future.