Monday, February 15, 2010

let's jet.

So I've been having me some making time since I left on Friday. In all those lineups for baggage, customs, waiting to get on planes, my poor little passport looked so cold and naked. It was keeping warm in my wallet for the most part, but it was a pain in the ass to open my wallet everytime I needed it or my boarding pass. Plus, I felt like it would have been fun to have something fun to look at, so I made this:
I brought some wool felt with me to make some trinkets or whatnots for the kiddos while I am gone and, voila. It's got a great little pocket just big enough to tuck in a boarding pass. Am pleased. Still working on those whatnots.

Great discussion day. I've got lots of homework! Got a little messy too.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Comfort Zone.

Nothing to get you going again like some good material.

I'm sitting in a coffee shop in High Falls, NY. Made it safe and sound and landed with a thud on my pillows last night.

Let me just say, me in king size bed is not without it's challenges. I tucked some pillows around me, one over my face, you know, so it would feel like home and I could sleep. Typically, someone's foot or leg is draped over my face, but not last night. It's a little bit sad, really. I've come to love those little toes in my face, and warm bodies snuggled in together.

I'm seizing these moments though. Doing my best and getting out of my comfort zone...though, strangely, I'm not as uncomfortable as I thought I'd be...which, again, makes me a little uncomfortable. Must be all of those pre-trip emotional meltdowns. I did lots of prep work, you see.

And these definitely help:
I've made a few card drops today. Here and about I've been leaving these quote cards on people's windshields, in grocery stores, parked strollers, potted plants and windowsills. It's so much fun. You should definitely try it. A dear friend found these and spread the joy over the holidays. Thanks S! Make your own or print off from Kind Over Matter. I was taking pictures of my fine card drops, trying to be ever so inconspicuous and was kindly asked if I was a photographer. "No," I said, "I just like to take pictures...(voice trails) I guess maybe I am?"

I'm making, painting(thanks again, S!), knitting, journalling(thanks T!). Tomorrow I'll be muddy. For now, I'm off to find a bottle of wine and some chocolate.

Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Chinese New Year! The year of the ti-grrrrrrrrrrr.