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    Letter pillows...I might be in love!!

    Early this morning I decided to tackle one of the projects I've been wanting to make for my neice & nephew for Hanukah. I didn't really have a plan, though I had looked at a few blogs. I decided just to go for it! And I am super excited! Not perfect, but what is? I love love it! Maggie's own special pillow...seems playful yet sort of sophisticated, don't you think? And it wasn't all that hard! Of course now I have a new place to use my new fabric flowers, too, which is super fun. I can't wait to make Ethat's "E" pillow next!


    Paper crush

    So I love paper. I mean, in a not so natural way. It started with first grade, I think. I am pretty sure I laid eyes on the myriad of spiral notebooks, loose leaf papers and {oh my} colorful construction paper in the cart when my mom took me school supply shopping I was hook line and sinker. The smell of paper. The feel. The possibilites. As an artist and a writer, the potential of a blank piece of paper is almost intoxicating.

    Even still, the idea of scrapbooking paper has never been a favorite of mine. I feel a bit wasteful, almost like I am cheating. It is a luxury and since I don't scrapbook myself I never feel at home at a scrapbooking store. What is a crop anyway, right? I mean, cropping to me is tool in photoshop, not a Saturday night activity.

    Even still, as my paper arts have evolved these types of papers (in limited amounts) have become really handy and helpful. So, I pick up sheets sparingly and remind myself it is no different than fabric. It is a tool, and oh my some of these papers are gorgeous, right?

    Whenever there is an opportunity my first choice is to upcycle a used greeting card or shopping bag, pages of an old book or even the dictionary. But, some days, like today, I just had to indulge myself in some crispy new sheets and my, my, I think I have a paper crush! You?