fall = crafts

11 Sep

Fall and into Winter is my favorite time of year, guys. Approximately September through the end of December – the start of school through the end of the year – that’s where it’s at. Between work and school, I don’t actually have a whole lot of just straight-up leisure time lately, but I managed to cook a real (not out of a box) dinner tonight for the first time in who-knows-how-long, so things are looking up.

This time of year is also my craftiest time of year, but probably that’s true for most people, especially here in the Pacific Northwest. It gets gray and rainy and kind of gloomy – and of course you’re gonna stay inside, and of course you’re going to knit or bake or put your photo album together. Speaking of which…

It’s only been over a year since I got married, but I’ve finally started putting together our wedding photo album. This is especially funny because it was probably last September or October that I got really excited about all our photos, ordered a bunch through Snapfish, and then Trevor bought me a fancy album and a bunch of cool scrapbook paper and little embellishments at Michael’s. I think I did, like, one page right away – and then I just let it sit and molder until, oh, last week.

Last week I did another three pages, so maybe it’s kind of an almost exponential thing – maybe now I’ll put it down again and then next time I go back to it (what, two years from now?) I’ll do NINE PAGES! Or something.

Here’s the photo I’m currently using for the cover – although that could change, it’s kind of a ho-hum shot:

I’m really lazy about borders – I think they should be there, but I can’t cut in a straight line and I don’t care enough to get out a ruler or Exact-o or matboard or really anything that might in some way help me to do that better.

But look at the pretty flowers! Whenever you feel like something is looking sloppy, it’s time to add expensive Martha Stewart stickers.

I ❤ embellishments!

Here’s the next two pages:

And here’s the last one I’ve done so far:

I might have to go back for some of that orange patterned paper, I really dig it. I’m also totally out of my flower embellishments, but I have plenty of pearl stickers left! Only a gajillion more pages to go!

4 Responses to “fall = crafts”

  1. Sarah September 13, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    It looks really good so far I think!

    I agree with you about this time of year making me want to get crafty, I was just thinking a yarn-run was in order.

    • Sarah September 13, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

      It looks really good so far, I think. As in: In my opinion, I think it looks really good. Not as in “I think…”. haha

      • emimakes September 14, 2010 at 2:10 am #

        haha, I got you! And thanks!

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