Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pattern Inspiration

I've been doing a fair bit of web searching in the past few weeks, and I am *in love* with patterns. Check out these samples from The Stencil Library (first two images) and MB Historic Decor (third image) -

Aren't they fab?!? I'm seriously tempted to do some modern stenciling around the house...

I'm also loving block printed items, like these found in the HomeSweet etsy shop:

YUM!! Makes me wanna go carve some new stamps...

Monday, August 3, 2009

An update...

Sorry for the long time since my last post! No, I haven't abandoned my blog. *smiles* Things have just been a bit complicated lately...

For those of you that don't know, my son and I were in a car accident at the beginning of July. I had an episode of syncope, fainted completely, hit a light pole (which sheared off and went over my car), and ended up next to a field, up against a fence. The exact cause of the syncope is still being determined, but my cardiologist thinks it is neurocardiogenic syncope, which is caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure and heart rate. Thankfully, neither one of us were hurt (though I do have some whiplash).

Because of the whiplash and tension in my neck/shoulders, I really haven't been making anything. It just hurt too much, and left me too sore, to bend over my table to work. Instead, I've been cleaning out my craft area, paring things down a bit to just the stuff that I *love* (which is still way too much! lol), and waiting for inspiration to strike. I have been making some jewelry here and there, so I'll be sure to take some photos and upload them soon!

I'm hoping and praying that I'll get a firm diagnosis this time (this has been occuring since I was 14 or so), and that it will be *treatable*... In the mean time, I'm not driving, and just taking it easy, trying to simplify life a bit. I'll definitely try to keep you all updated, and I'll be back soon with some goodies to look at!

Thanks for stopping by!