We are currently nine days into the New Year and I’m suffering from photography withdrawal – haven’t really had anything to photograph since Christmas. I took a couple of snaps at Girls’ Night the other evening, but they’re considered blackmail because the girls were eating somewhat unhealthy foods, which goes against everything that their New Year’s Resolutions stand for…. so I’ve been forbidden to post them anywhere!
I took a couple of snaps at a birthday party last night for my 6-year old’s best friend’s birthday party, but Christian was uncooperative with the posing and the smiling – he was too busy playing video games and laser tag. Although, I did enjoy this photo quite a bit:
A candid photo of Christian as he hurried around the corner looking for his laser tag nemesis!
The Hubbs got me a Kindle for Christmas, which I LOVE because as many of you know, reading is a passion of mine (right up there with photography)!
It has also been recently discovered that reading on my Kindle, while also exercising on the elliptical, makes the time pass by much faster, hence that type of physical activity isn’t quite as torturous, as usual, to my out-of-shape self. The Kindle props very nicely up against the informational screen on the elliptical and I don’t have to worry about losing my page, etc.!
Found some awesome coordinating fabrics at Hobby Lobby and started cutting, ironing, pinning, and sewing pieces together. My first prototype had ribbons attached to “close” the book cover. I was afraid however that ribbons would get dirty really quickly and fray….. So, the next time around, sturdy velcro was added to a fabric strap as a closure.
Several things learned during this process: 1. Sewing is not a strong suit of mine…., 2. I get really frustrated with drawing, cutting, and measuring straight lines, and 3. I’m completely in love with the finished project because it’s homemade and I thoroughly enjoy homemade!