Surprise! I'm posting more than once this week! Can you believe it?
Do you remember, back in December when I posted the 40 things I wanted to do at age 40? Well, one of those things is to contribute to charitable causes by either volunteering or donating crafts that I make. Today, I donated a craft. Connor's school is having a carnival and they are raffling off different gift baskets. Connor's class is in charge of collecting items for a "Baby" basket. So I made this:
Working on a baby project was a lot of fun! It brought back memories of planning Connor's room and choosing a "theme." We went with denim, dark red, and khaki colors for his room so this pastel giraffe may not have fit in quite right. Still, I tried to be very gender neutral in my color selection...
I love to stitch pretty pictures, but finishing them makes me want to scream. This time, I tried a shadow box frame, a little rick rack, some linen-like fabric and buttons. It worked out pretty well, I think.
In other news, I'm currently working on another of my 40 @ Forty items: Giving up sweets for Lent. Today is day three. I'm doing okay, but wouldn't you know it--our Girl Scout cookies arrived last night. With a tear in my eye, I sent my little box of Thin Mints off to work with Jason this morning. Oh sure, I could put them in the freezer and save them until Lent is over, but let's be honest--The chances of me caving to temptation, tearing open the package of frozen cookies, and breaking a tooth while feverishly biting into one are just too high.
I have no self-restraint! : (