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Getting my Craft On

I know Saturday posts are unusual around these parts, but my activities last night were slightly unusual so you all get the benefit of reading about it on this Saturday morning.  You see, I read a lot of different blogs on a daily basis, HLB, lifestyle, snarky, and mom blogs.  Yup, you read that correctly, I have a handful of mommy bloggers residing in my Google Reader.  Ashley Paige is one of my favorites, not only because she sold me some J Crew clothes on the cheap, but because she’s funny, somewhat snarky at times, and loves a daily glass (or three or four) of wine.

Girlfriend has done some amazing craft projects lately, seriously check out the 1st birthday party she threw for her son, and when I saw the fall ribbon wreath tutorial she posted I just knew I had to try it.  So yesterday after work, latte in hand, I headed to Michael’s and picked up the supplies.

  • 12 spools of ribbon (4 yards each)
  • 1 18 inch wire wreath frame
  • 1 large pretty bow

Let me just say, thank god for that latte, it kept me up and caffeinated all through my crafting last night.  Anyway, once home I poured myself the cocktail AP recommended I have handy and got to cutting all my spools or ribbon into strips.  This is when I began to rethink all the spools of pretty, glittery ribbon I purchased.  The metal wire, the glitter flying everywhere, how transparent it is when not piled on top of each other…

Alright, all cup up and ready to go.  Then I began the daunting process of tying each piece of ribbon on the wire frame in a simple knot.  Um, I almost gave up relatively soon in because I thought it looked busted.  This is one of those things that looks better as you go and fill in all the empty spots.  AP must be a much more talented woman than I am, because she said this takes about 2-3 hours, well just about 5 hours later, one vodka and soda, two beers, and a glass of wine later, I finished mine.

Yay!  I’m super happy with the final results.  It’s perfectly fall and Halloweeny.  Seriously though, if you attempt this, avoid the glitter ribbon.  I eventually started pulling the metal wire out of the ribbon and was COVERED in glitter at the end of the night.  Also, after a while, glitter makes your hands feel weird.

Anyway, there you have it, a relatively simply at home craft project!  Related, am I a super loser for staying in on a Friday night to do this? Haha.

Airheaded Tendencies

So, picture this.  I leave the office yesterday evening, walk out to the parking garage and to the usual level where I park my car, get all the way to the end of the row and realize, hmm no car.  Suffer through that minute of panic when you think someone stole your car, realize this is a secure garage, and then just stand there for a confused and trying to remember where I may have actually parked on this lovely Wednesday.  Turn around in circles a few time, and then remember.  Oh yeah, this level was full, oops I’m parked one floor up!  Drag my high heeled butt back up to the other level and finally find my car.  Sometime’s I’m really an airhead.

Anyway, after I located my hiding vehicle, I managed to drive myself across the street to the gym to get a workout in.  You see, everyone in my group but me has called out sick this week, so I’ve been slammed doing three people’s work all day instead of just my own.  That leaves no time to get away from my desk for an hour.  Or, hour and a half if we’re being totally honest.

So the workout, 1.5 mile warm-up on the treadmill followed by a full body weights work-out.  Good lord are my arms sore today, and my hands for that matter.  I need to get myself a pair of weight lifting gloves.  As corny as I think they are, I’m sick of ripping my hands apart.  I am a lady, I’m supposed to have delicate soft hands.  My feet are a mess enough for  both appendages.

In other news it’s Thursday already, which is awesome, except I think 2012 really will be the end of the world.  It has not stopped raining since like Monday, and I think we’re all on the verge of floating away.  Kind of annoying how the East coast, which absolutely needs no rain at all, is getting dumped on and poor Texas is still in desperate need of precipitation.  Come on weather, get it together.

So, my family is coming to visit next weekend, and it’s the first time my mom will ever see my house, which means I really need to spend this whole weekend cleaning.  I started last night by randomly scrubbing my toilette at 10 pm.  I’m also thinking about trying my hand at crafting a little wreath project I saw over on AP’s blog.  I’ve been in a crafty mood lately.  Anyway, happy Thursday, have a great one!