Friday, February 4, 2011

Getting Ready For Some Swaps

About 2 1/2 weeks ago I found out who my partners were for a couple swaps that I'm doing.  Now I'm trying to figure out where those 2 1/2 weeks went!  I have about ten days to finish two projects and get them in the mail.  It always seems like I have all the time in the world when I sign up for a swap and then that time flies!!  But, I need this.  All I've made since before Christmas are a few birds nests.  My fingers are itching to create, my idea notebook is full of wonderful inspiration ~ now if I can just get my health and my family to cooperate I'll be all set.  I've gathered my supplies for a 5x7 fabric collage and some altered eggs.  I've sketched and written out my plans and the weekend is coming!  I love the weekend!   

This probably seems like a lot of buttons for a 5x7 collage ~ I'm only using 6 or 8 of them, but I like to have options!  Plus I need some for the altered eggs!

I love this piece of fabric.  It was one of my thrift store finds last summer.  It has wonderful texture and body. I think it will work beautifully for the collage.

The plan is to start creating tonight.  We're (finally) celebrating Elijah's 3rd birthday Saturday afternoon.  Poor little guy had strep throat and ear infections two weeks ago so we had to cancel.  After the party it will be back to crafting for a few hours. 
Hopefully Sunday evening will find me back in the craft room where I'll be completing at least one of these projects.  That's assuming I can hear myself think above all the Super Bowl noise going on in the room next door!  Yes, there are football fans living in my house.  No, I'm not one of them.


LDH said...

I am not a football fan either. Hope you have a peaceful, productive afternoon in your craft room!

Happy Elijah is feeling better too!

JDConwell said...

I love that first picture! Made me wanna start sewing something...

Dorthe said...

Marie, what a beautifull collections of things, to use for the swap, the results will be so lovely, dear.
Have a wonderfull creative week-end.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Those are just beautiful
things that you are going
to create with ~
I love to gather stuff all up
like that just because it is
so inspirational !!

Have fun !

Sheila said...

The pictures of your goodies you will be creating with are beautiful. Can't wait to see what you come up for your swap!
Have a blessed weekend Marie.

Ann said...

that's a lovely assortment of supplies, I can't wait to see the completed project. The game will be on Sunday night here too but I won't be watching it :)

Tins and Treasures said...

Hi, Marie,
I love your swap items and you haven't even finished them yet! I'm looking forward to seeing them when they are done.

I, too, am working on getting some packages ready for the mail today! Aren't blog friends the best?!

Happy Weekend ~Natalie

Anonymous said...

I'll join you, Marie! I'm no Super Bowl fan either. I'd rather be your pal in your studio and have fun with all of those pretty things you gathered together for your swaps. You'll show us the finished projects, right?
Hugs, Diane

Katherine Thomas said...

Ooh! I would love to draw some of those photos!