Monday, March 17, 2014

Project Life 2014 - Week 8

February 16 - February 22, 2014:

Around here, we were pretty busy this week. Dean had his first Orthodontist Appointment - yes, he's only 7, but it's been a year and a half since he lost his front teeth and there is no sign of them coming in yet and his x-rays at the dentist show quite a bit of crowding of his permanent teeth down there under those baby teeth. Poor kid. Joel has nice, perfect, straight teeth and never had braces. I had horrible teeth. It seems that Dean unfortunately inherited his mother's teeth. Orthodontics are definitely in our future. I continued with my Clay Class, practicing my scraffito technique and making test tiles for commercial underglazes. I bought yarn to start a new blanket for Dean to match his room. We got new curtains. Lots of Olympics theme in Dean's playtime this week. One of my favorite photos is the one I snapped of the top of our coffee table after a full day. You can read the journaling that goes with the photo on the yellow 3x4 card. Love photos of real life like that.

Product used this week included the Sunshine and Slate core kits along with Emily Merritt's Painted Cards No. 1, Big Number Week Cards No. 2, and the green "hello" card is recolored from Hey There.

And that wraps up Week 8! It's been awhile since I posted - life has been busy. Starting to get a handle on our schedule with the addition of piano lessons and my Clay Class has finished up. I'm trying to decide how I want to continue with my new pottery hobby - using the Open Studio at the Hui (which is somewhat expensive at $75/month) or purchase my own kiln. I can pretty much do everything at home except the firings. However, getting a kiln on Maui is not exactly easy (or cheap!). I've also been crocheting like crazy, making lots of scarves and trying to finish at least 1 blanket. And have I ever mentioned that I make my own soap? Lots of hobbies going on around here. I'd like to start blogging about more of these things - do any of you have a particular interest in any of these? Would you like to know more about making your own soap? Would you like to see what I'm crocheting? Links to patterns, supplies, etc? Any interest in pottery? What other hobbies do you have besides Project Life?