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. 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!