to London, to teach at the ScrapFever event hosted by Amy Heavey and Willow Tree Crafts. I’m totally exhausted (as usual) as I generally burn the candle and both ends in order to leave home somewhat prepared. Don’t tell Paula, but I actually stayed up all night, looking for the cords to my projector. yikes! (no findy either) I’m extra excited about this trip (aside from the fact that I’m going to London for the first time ever!) because I’m taking along my mom — we are meeting up in Seattle and then flying through Minneapolis, where we hook up with Paula. Anyway — with this trip on the calendar, I’ve created a short wish list of things to do and see — even last Saturday, I was quickly thumbing through the Target kids catalog and noticed this adorable kit, which led me to my computer to google the company. It’s called the little experience and they are based in Britain (West Sussex to be exact) — I really don’t know where this is — and maybe its not even London? Anybody know how close this is to London? I would LOVE to visit a store or an outlet or anything — and I’m not sure, they might be online exclusively. Anyway — adorable. Check out the free stuff to do page with printable recipes and other activities — there’s even one for slime (one of my boys’ favorites!)
I’m also in love with my new Trisha Guild books on pattern and inspiration (see links at right) hoping to perhaps visit a Designers Guild store too. You simply must visit their online store — you’ll be totally inspired — here’s a sneak peek.
I’ll try and keep you posted with some highlights along the way — I’ve even made a little inspiration book for this trip!!
p.s. so proud of Clark, he and a group of his friends at Greenacres Middle School were awarded the Chase Youth Award (pretty prestigious in Spokane) for their media campaign "What makes a different, makes us great!" We found out yesterday afternoon that he had won. I had to cancel my LOM chat (sorry!) Here he is with his friend Kelby, sandwiched between a local news guy and the mayor — cool eh?
I made it to Seattle! I just finished a really good (hot) breakfast sandwich that is helping calm my no-sleep jitters. So, just thought I’d check in and discovered that my new friend Kate has left a comment. You simply must go visit her blog. Kate came over to my house on Sunday afternoon to chat. She is from Spokane, but currently a student at University of Missouri in magazine journalism and design and she is adorable and so talented! Look what she found at the Etsy: jacquelineknits store:
hello? how cute is this — and I was just thinking the other day that I am NOT going to take up knitting, like so many of my friends (maybe I need to reconsider?) or maybe I’ll just go support jacqueline! I flipped over little tooth fairy pillow and knitted coasters!
Speaking of knitting, if you haven’t been to Lain’s blog before, now is the time. She is posting some very fun weekly challenges and I might add, hosting some very fun contests that include prizes!!
maybe I’ll check in from Minneapolis (with a shout out to Cathy, who came to my rescue yesterday with some layouts I needed to an upcoming article in Memory Trends magazine — thanks CZ.)