Zach: Oo, tomorrow is Friday! Friday phone dump? I haven't sent you a picture in my cammies since we switched from woodlands to deserts!
Me: What makes you think that your picture is gonna be good enough to make the Friday phone dump? ;)
Zach: Oh, no... that's not what I meant! I just thought of the Friday phone dump, which made me think of cell phone pictures, which made me think that I promised to send you a pic once we switched to deserts last week.Me: I think you were kind of implying that your picture was going to be in the Friday phone dump.Zach: I mean, it does make me feel pretty special...
With that being said, dear blog friends, please pay extra attention to picture #6 in the phone dump, taken today specifically for this purpose. Because I'm all about making the boyfriend feel special. And because he does take really cute pictures :)
[Row 1: home for spring break; me, my sister Katherine, & our friend David at camp; green eggs & ham/truffula chip pancakes at IHOP in celebration of The Lorax; Winter Jam with my bff Amy last month]
[Row 2: canvas I made for Zach; my precious boyfriend; & various late night shifts at the Coffeehouse]
[Row 3: unintentional twins with Scott; package from mom; hanging out with Joseph at the Duke Gardens; & the Chapel at night]
[Row 4: my life at the art/printmaking studio, period.]
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My life has been pretty hectic the past couple of months, but I have managed to squeeze in a few craft projects here and there... starting with this birthday card I made for Zach's brother last week:
Note the use of maroon & orange in the birthday card: Ben has been accepted to/will be attending Virginia Tech in the fall! :)
Craft project #2: a pretty little flower vase made out of a root beer bottle wrapped in yarn :)
Confession: I made the first one (not pictured above) using mod podge, because mod podge : crafters :: duct tape : rednecks. Essential. Vital. Clearly the best approach to any and all crafting projects. I don't swear (my mother would so not approve), but if I did, I would swear by mod podge.
However (this is really hard for me to admit), mod podge was not the way to go in this project. The top portion of the bottle that is slanted required at least 3x more mod podge than the bottom half, and then it dried darker. Plus it looked crunchy and ugly and not fluffy.
Zach had the audacity to suggest that I use double-sided tape instead of mod podge. Psh, what does he know? So naturally, after telling him that nothing will ever be as good as mod podge, I tried it... and (as you can see above) it turned out wonderfully. Hmph. I'll let you see the mod podge version that still needs an extra layer of mod podge-less yarn just so you can get a good laugh.
Craft project #3: A "Welcome to the World" card for baby Charlie & brand new mom Neidy at Neidy's Infinite Playlist: