Hey Ya'll! Come visit me at the FHCRC Craft Fair this week on Friday, December 3rd, it's open to the public! A portion of proceeds go to benefit the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Patient Family Services Fund.
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Sometimes life can be hard. We've all experienced this right?! Well my family is going through a bit of a rough patch right now, a bump in the road if you will. I try to be an optimist, (or realist if you prefer) and figure that in one way or another everything will work out. But there are moments that it is hard to see that through all the muck in front of you, know what I mean? I was having that day a few days ago and I had mentioned something on facebook and my friend Jackie said to me, "I am so sorry, Katie. You know we can completely relate....It's so hard. But there will be good...it just will take time or creativity or both to see it all! Hugs!"
Well of course Jackie's wisdom was/is right on both figuratively and litteraly! I may not be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel right now, but I know it is there and things will work out...and I truely do believe this. But that isn't all, what I needed was a little "creativity" and it was the perfect pick me up! Now this may not have been exactly what Jackie meant, and it may not have solved all my problems, but I can tell you that it certainly made me feel better! That is what I love so much about papercrafting, it is a perfect escape! When I get to craft I get to put some of those other troubles behind me. Sometimes for an hour or two or maybe just 15 minutes, but getting out of my head is golden! Even better is that I made Christmas Cards, which happens to be my very favorite holiday!
Who knows if we'll be able to afford gifts for the entire family this year, but meanwhile, I have all these papercrafting supplies on hand and I can make gifts. I imagine these one of a kind, hand made gifts will be truely meaningfull, especially in these circumstances. So, I remind myself (and you) these three life lessons: 1. everything will work out for the best 2. creativity heals and 3.the holidays are about being together and when giving gifts it is the thought behind the gift that is truely meaningful.
If you get my newsletter then you know last week I promised to show all the decorations I made for my little Sophie's 3rd birthday party. It is Hello Kittyrific! So, I made a little collage to show you all the fun things that were up at the party.
We had so much fun! Sophie and her friends loved playing in the adventure zone at the YMCA. When we stopped them for cake, their little faces looked just like beets!!!
I did attempt to make Hello Kitty cake pops but failed miserably. After 2 hours of trying I decided cupcakes would do just fine, and they did! I've since looked at the cake pops book and I think there is more to it than I initially thought, and it helps to thoroughly read instructions.... something I am not to good at... so I might try them again, we'll see.
Oh, and you'll note that I included her halloween picture, yep, she was HK! It is so much easier to bundle these things together when they are so close! :)
And breathe....I wish I could say I was a SAHM (stay at home mom), but I am not. I am mom to this beautiful girl, wife to my wonderful husband, in addition I work full time and try to make creations on the side. Whew!!! With so much to do and so little time, this is where I find a moment to breathe. These projects are my release, my little bit of ME time in this busy life.