Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Defeated by Crafts and Martha Stewart

I feel sort of defeated. Mostly by Martha Stewart. I bought her book "Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts" and read it cover to cover within the first 3 hours that I bought it. She has got such great ideas and the project are so creative.

I have no idea why I'd make glitter covered eggs, but I think I should at least *try* to make them right?! It's Martha Stewart!! I was completely stoked about trying every single thing in the book. Especially the paper flower making.

Generally, when I see something out in the world, I can come up with a creative way to reproduce it {I'm talking artsy stuff here, not like a car or something} So you can imagine my dismay when I begin making a paper Peony and things go terribly wrong. The leaves are lop-sided, petals are falling off. There are even patterns to follow...patterns!! And I am failing.

Because of my dedication to arts 'n' crafts and of course Martha Stewart, I've tried every night, since Friday, to recover this paper flower. I'm sad to report it's not going well.

I just wanted to share my story with you and get this off of my chest. There...thanks!

Moving on.

I went to lunch with a good friend of mine today who is a huge scrapbooker. I mean this girl has got a gazillion scrapbooks, goes to crops and retreats. She means so much serious business when it comes to her scrapbooking. But I gotta tell you, her scrapbooks are works of art. I think she needs to take out a insurance policy on the scrapbooks alone. {Hi Emily! I love you!}

We were talking about fonts and I told her that I ran across this site a few months ago that offer to make a font out of your scanned in handwriting for free! You just wrote the alphabet on this sheet, scanned it in then it magically made your handwriting into a font! Alright, let's give it a go!

I feel like it's all jagged. And why is my "e" 4 inches away from the "k"? Matter of fact it's kind of hard to read.

Well, I hate to tell you but http://www.yourfonts.com/ is no longer offering this for free. However, for a small fee, you too can have your handwriting transformed into this digital greatness.

I am sort of at a low point in my crafting life. This book has sort of taken the wind out of my sails. Never fear, I've got a whole slew of stuff coming your way!

And BTW, hello to new followers! Look! 16! That is 4 more! Yippee! Welcome!!

kristina Sig copy


Averill said...

Oh what does Martha know! Don't let her get you down. I had to give up trying some of her recipes, too, after discovering that it was nearly possible to (a) find all the ingredients and (b) cook it properly in a non-commercial setting.

Your personalized font, btw, is pretty cool. I agree with you that there's some spacing issues, but it still looks good.