Thursday, February 21, 2008

February Craft Collective


Our craft at our February Chicagoland Craft Collective meeting was these cute bunnies. Thanks, Diane! Mine is the one in the center with the yellow ears. I am a traditional direction follower. I envy creative thinkers like Nancy who made the Emo Bunny right next to mine. This was a fun craft. It's hard to come up with simple things we can do in a restaurant with strange lighting and this one was really fun and simple. It's sitting on a little felt penny quilt that Donna made to share with us.

Alex told us about her experience last week as an NIU student during the Valentine's Day shootings there. The students have had the week off since the shootings and she says it was very surreal and the gravity of what happened hasn't really set in yet because they haven't gone back to their classes.

We peeked out at last night's lunar eclipse, but it is really cold here, so we observed it from inside our restaurant venue. Sarah and Martha told us all about going to CHA last week. We are all cheering for Britney's recovery and we don't hold out much hope for Chyna on Celebrity Rehab. Did you know that Britney's hair is about 6 inches long now since it was a year ago that she publicly shaved it all off? I didn't know this juicy fact, but Martha did.

Diane brought a previously used Sizzix die cutter machine for me. New Sizzix I'm so excited about this new tool! The paddle punches I have are a lot of work to use with my felt, and I think this will be much easier to use. I really want to be able to get consistent circles...

Finally, Sarah read my mind and knew I would want to start getting Cotton Time magazine so she ordered it for me from a local Japanese bookseller and here's a sneak peek at my first issue. Yay!

Cotton Time


Nan and B.A.G.S. the pug said...

awwwwww Thanks Susie! Emo bunny came out of being pissed at work! lmao.

*shudder*dunno if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

It ws SOOOO fun seeing you and everyone! I need to find that Japanese store Sarah was talking about.


Lotta said...

Susie -

I have some Sizzix paddles that I was just about to list on ebay. You place them on the felt and bang them with a hanger. They punch out different shapes. They are yours if you want them. Just say the word and email me your address!

tsvobo1526 (at)

Sarah and Jack said...

Gah, I really wish I could get my hands on Cotton Time around here.

Sarah Moore said...

I love your re-cap! It's like I was there! Oh wait... I was there! lol!