Friday, April 18, 2008

Inspiration Friday

My craft room is a chaotic mess and I know that I'm not alone. Because of this, I am always on the lookout for really good storage ideas. Many crafters are faced with heaping piles of supplies that they do not have room for. When I delved heavily into scrapbooking, I frequented a site where members shared their page layouts, ideas, and work spaces. I have to admit that photos of their work spaces are what attracted me to this site. Although I have it bookmarked, I seldom took the time to browse until this past week when someone on a craft message board pointed it out once again. I'm sure you will be inspired by what you see and if you only take one idea from this site, it will be time well spent. Their ideas can be incorporated into any craft setting, not just scrapbooking. I hope you enjoy the Two Peas site and be inspired by the creativity of their members.

I have been making bunting (some call them banners) for several years. They make cute party decorations and can be adorned with letters to spell Congratulations or Happy Birthday or any message you wish. This is the bunting that I take with me to fairs to decorate my booth. I usually hang it in the front to add some color and interest. I love the smiles that it brings to the faces of my customers when they see that they're decorated with yo-yo's. Many times, it sparks interesting interaction between the customer and me about the time they spent with their mothers or grandmothers making yo-yo's. I know that with each word spoken, they are recalling fond memories and I feel very privileged to hear them. This is just another reason why I love yo-yo's so much.

Thank you to all of you who have inquired about Mouse. The Vet is happy to see that he is doing so well and has now decided to take a wait and see approach to further treatment. I will be monitoring Mouse closely and reporting to the Vet in two weeks. Here is an excerpt taken from a previous post regarding his condition.

"Mouse had another test done on Thursday. The test results show that his kidney function is better but it still shows that he's in kidney failure. In order to slow this down, the Vet recommended changing his food which should result in a little less stress on the kidneys. We are hoping that by doing this, we will slow down the kidney failure. He will continue to get his fluids, but for now, it will be limited to twice a month since he seems to be doing a lot better. That is such a relief because the constant transporting of him to the Vet was wearing thin on both him and me. In jest, the Vet mentioned that he sees that Mouse is getting better because he's gaining weight. Believe me, Mouse does not need to gain any more weight. According to the Vet's assistant, Mouse is the biggest cat that they've seen. He's the biggest cat that I've ever seen too."

I hope you all have a great weekend!


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sweetiepie said...

Lettie - I was totally blown away with the TwoPeas website. I can't even imagine being this organized!

I can see why people are drawn to your booth when they see the banners. They are beautiful! You have a real talent.

It is good to here your kitty is doing better. I am sure he is on the road to recovery.

Netter said...

I love the banner. I'm thinking of making some for my niece's 1/2 birthday. I only get her a tiny present on her real birthday because its so close to Christmas...but I get her a great gifties for her half birthday. That way she gets to spread out her presents instead of getting everything at once. I may have to make a banner set that says, "Happy 1/2 Birthday Rue!" Yours is a great size. What is the measurement of your binding before you sew it on?

Netter said...

Oh, and I'm glad Mouse is well. I do love kitties so!

Sue Cahill said...

I am also glad your cat is on the mend, it is so hard when pets are sick. It would be easier if they could talk and let us know how they feel, instead we have to guess and hope for the best.

The banners are wonderful.

annemarie said...

Lettie - Your banner is awesome - as usual - your talents are shining. The yo yo's really make it extra special. I am glad Mouse is doing better - I know how special your kitty is to you. Anne from Texas

Anonymous said...

The banner is :0) creative! Glad to hear Mouse is doing better.

Rowena said...

What a nifty way to attract people to your craft booth! Love your creativity Lettie -- it always puts a smile on my mug! Also, good to hear some positive news about Mouse. Hang in there you two!