local art thing!

yesterday my friend kinsey and i went to a really cute boutique in downtown raleigh and attended a little afternoon cross-stitching/mimosa fest. it was freakin' awesome. i was so glad kinsey agreed to go with me. i'm bad at interacting with strangers, but i love doing art stuff and i desperately want to make friends with other crafty people. (lol did i actually talk to anyone and try to make friends with them? no! of course not! way too shy! but i was THERE. baby steps.) so! my darling husband agreed to watch our daughter for a few hours while i went out and did something frivolous, creative, and just for myself. it ruled.

the store and group hosting the gathering had four cute designs to choose from, plus blank cloths for you to design your own thing. guess which one i chose, ha! so now, as a treat for reading my dumb blog, you get to be in on a little design secret i've been keeping... i'm obsessed with lightning font. i'm working on a series of lightning font cards for NSS... they're badass. i can't wait to share them with you.

thanks edge of urge & craft habitat for a splendid sunday afternoon!!

 here's kinsey cross-stitching "stay nasty" using a template from the geniuses behind the shindig.

here's kinsey cross-stitching "stay nasty" using a template from the geniuses behind the shindig.

 meanwhile, here i am mad scientisting the shit out of a freehand design of some words i've wanted to cross-stitch for a loooooong time......

meanwhile, here i am mad scientisting the shit out of a freehand design of some words i've wanted to cross-stitch for a loooooong time......

 here's a misfire kinsey took of my feet while figuring out my camera. just wanted to share how cool my boots are.

here's a misfire kinsey took of my feet while figuring out my camera. just wanted to share how cool my boots are.

 a lot of work left to do here, but i can already tell it's going to bring me calm for years to come

a lot of work left to do here, but i can already tell it's going to bring me calm for years to come