Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My summer 2011 craft

Something I like to do every summer is work on some kind of project.  This year I am cross stitching a cute little wedding record to hang in our bathroom.  Here it is, and in case it isn't obvious, on the left is my work in progress and on the right is what it will look like when it is done...
At the bottom I will stitch our names and the date we got married (Justene & William May 28, 2011).  I love how grandma-ish it will be having this hanging in our bathroom and in all of our future homes.  Will thought it was finished when I showed him my progress at one point.  I was like, "omg they don't even have heads yet, William," and he said that he thought it was kind of cool that way...

I love cross stitching kits that you get from craft stores.  They give you just about everything you need, and if you kind of know what you're doing and just follow the pattern, you can create a beautiful picture.  Why can't everything be that easy?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Hope in the midst of unemployment

Today I decided to start blogging.  I also happened to come across an inspirational article (after deciding to blog), perfect material for my first time entering into the blogosphere.  I've been searching and applying for jobs for the past two weeks now and so far I haven't heard from anyone except Macy's and it seemed like they had contacted me by accident.  I came across this article through a website called Snag a Job which has helped me to find open positions in my area to apply to.  Here is the article:


I've always wanted to start my own type of creative business, which is why I found this article so intriguing.  Unfortunately it doesn't completely apply to me because I am already unemployed, and it talks about entrepreneurship as a sort of back up plan if you get laid off.  But it still really inspires me.  I am very talented with my hands and feel that if I could just find the right craft, then maybe I could do something like that and start my own business.  That would be so fun!  Any ideas...?