Tuesday, May 1, 2007

cruising and crafting

Passing through the jetties that lead the St. John's river into the Atlantic Ocean. It was so nice and easy to be able to cruise right out of our own city.

We returned yesterday from our cruise. Before the trip, I wasn't too sure how I felt about cruising, but I found it pretty relaxing. The combination of having everything planned out for us on the ship and still being able to get off and explore on our own was a good balance. And most importantly, I think E's mom (and everyone else) really enjoyed being together.Looking up through the aquarium at Atlantis.

What's a cruise without a monkey head coconut drink?

I had planned to post before leaving last week, to share the clutch I had made from a pattern in Hip Handbags. It's supposed to have bangles attached as handles, but I couldn't find any, so it just has a fabric strap. I carried it to dinner every night because it was the perfect size for the camera and room key. I used the ubiquitous flea market fabric, with a turquoise lining and a turquoise zipper from my estate sale stash.

During the vacation, I noticed how I wasn't really missing reading blogs or blogging, so it got me thinking about how I'm spending and balancing my time. I think a lot of bloggers have been thinking about what we put into and get out of this form of expression and communication. So, I'm turning over some ideas in my head, trying to figure out where I want to go with my creativity. That's the main purpose (for me at least) of the blog-- to be inspired and be motivated to be creative (almost) everyday. I'll still be posting, but I'll also be thinking about how I want to continue with the medium. Thank you, as always, for reading and posting and sharing your thoughts and ideas!


  1. glad you had a lovely relaxing time... and got to use your cute new bag :) turquoise and brown, so good together.
    thanks for the keri smith link too. very thoughtful and interesting and gave me much to ponder about moderation + balance.

  2. I have also been thinking more about the blogging issues, in particular the amount of time I spend poring over other lovely blogs as opposed to actually doing creative things myself in my small amount of child free time. I'm glad to hear that you will still be posting though, as your blog is always such a treat to read.

  3. Yep you look relaxed and good drink, Nice vacations!!!...


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