Good monday morning to you, hope your’s is off to a great start and you’re sipping on some yummy coffee or tea while browsing blogs & the web. We had a busy but good weekend. Spent the better part of mine at the baseball fields in Boerne cheering on my 11 yr old and his teammates through 3 defeats which wasn’t easy however we were blessed with pretty weather so my summer tan was revived and we got a mega-dose of vitamin D while sitting outside for hours & hours. Hung w/some neighborhood friends saturday night (thanks Michele!) and cleaned my house like a crazed woman yesterday so all in all I’d say it was a nice productive couple of days. I promised I’d share Creed pics if I got any and unfortunately the only one I have is one provided to us by their fan club who ran the Meet & Greet we attended. Overall they ran the show pretty well and it was an awesome experience although it was over with all too quickly! We were right up front on the floor for the show smashed in the middle of hundreds of other folks but it’s always a fun & wild experience being so close to the “action”. Anyway, here we are with Creed before the show…….I was so giddy & excited (that’s me in the middle, the other girl is my friend, Deirdre), does it show? Lol.
I also want to tell you about something pretty darned cool. Maile Wilson of Relish Photography is a local photographer here in San Antonio (she’s the gal who took my bio pic above!) and she is launching something verrrrrrrry exciting! It’s been her dream for the past couple of years to come up with a fashionable & functional bag for photographers to carry their valuable equipment around in. We’ve all been there where you’re stuffing your camera & lenses down in your purse, wrapping it up in a t-shirt or anything else you can find to attempt to protect it because you don’t want to lug your big camera bag somewhere. Well, now you can have both…….a cute purse which is ALSO your camera bag! She made the big announcement yesterday and will be launching the website in a few weeks but for now, you can get the 411 here: http://dailyrelish.squarespace.com/ She showed us her prototype a while back which was awesome & I was SO excited that she’s making it big enough to carry everything in, even the bigger lenses such as the 70-200mm. Score!! Here they are…..
I’m off & running this monday morning trying to get “chores” done so I can hopefully sit & craft the rest of the day today & tomorrow. I have 2 weeks to get 3 swaps completed & sent for Silver Bella (http://www.teresamcfayden.typepad.com/silverbella/) and I haven’t even started on them yet so it’s time to get crackalackin on those!! Thankfully I kept my photography load light this week because of my birthday tomorrow (hint hint!!). I wanted to be able to take some time & relax and it’s been so long since I’ve allowed myself time to sit down & be creative with paper, glue, glitter, etc so I think some artsy time will be just the ticket for me. Here is one of the swaps I did last yr which was a big hit:
I temporarily lost my mind and signed up for 2 soldered charm swaps last yr and ended up having to make over 25 charms when I had never soldered before in my life! Talk about a quick crash course but it was just the motivation I needed to make myself sit & learn to finally do it. I found the strings of old rhinestones on an old gown at my local Goodwill store and just glued them on. This yr I’m only doing one charm swap along w/4 others. Yes, I have a problem saying no. In case you haven’t heard of Silver Bella, here’s a little crash-course photo collage I made that pretty much encompasses everything Silver Bella is about:
Go check out Maile’s bags & have a great day!!