Friday, October 26, 2007

Pay It Forward

Here is a wonderful little celebration of giving that I signed up for at Faerie Window. Thank you, Lori, for passing on the great idea! I even stole your wording here - hope you don't mind!
I have agreed to make a little hand~crafted item for three people who agree to do the same on their blog to "Pay it Forward"... The first three comments to this post who agree to do this will continue the chain of giving:

1. You comment on this post.

2. You receive a handmade gift from ME.

3. You post this message on YOUR blog and offer a handmade gift to the first three who comment

4. Thus, the cycle continues and everyone has fun and beautiful crafts to display in their home.

I will contact you for your addresses. Let's spread the handmade love! ~ Laurie

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Busy, busy!

I can't believe were halfway through October already. I am not prepared yet for Halloween - mentally, that is. But I am very proud of myself - I actually finished reading a novel yesterday. It was on my "goal" list for the summer. (Sounds silly, I know!) And although it's technically not summer, I still finished it and loved it. How I've missed books! Since my daughter was born, I've been much too busy to spend that kind of time on myself. Now that she's four and doing some more on her own, I've had more time. Anyway - I read "Here On Earth" by Alice Hoffman. It's a bit dark, but the story is set in New England and really makes you feel the fall. I enjoyed it.
Here's what else I've been up to. This is a shape from the illustrious Deb over at Say It With Letters. It was so much fun to make and really only took me a short time. I love how "fall-y" it is. :)

And here's some of the many layouts I've been making - not all of them stellar - but since I just scrap for myself it really doesn't matter, now does it? :)

Also cut up some fabric tonight - don't ya love these colors for a little quilt? I do!