Saturday, May 10, 2008

Here's to new beginnings!

My apologies that I haven't posted this week. I've been super busy finishing up my job and getting ready for school (note to self: NEVER give more notice at work than is absolutely required). Anyway, my last day at work was today & now I'm on to another chapter to my life. Whew! I'm off to Newport, RI for vacation this week then I start school on May 19th. I've spent over 14 years in corporate administration and now I'm a full-time culinary student. Wow, sometimes life is wonderfully strange. I just realized a long time ago that life is too short to do things you don't enjoy. I truly believe if you don't like your job, quit and try something else. Bad relationship? Get out. Don't like where you life? Move. Life sucking? Go make cupcakes!

Here is the latest batch of felted cupcakes. They were for three separate orders, but they made a nice grouping before I packaged them up and shipped them off.

In the midst of all of the changes in my life I also keep signing up for swaps. They seriously are addictive! This week's swap was The Atomic Housewife Swap hosted by Julie at CupcakeDD . This was seriously fun--equal parts antique shopping and crafting. I started out at the antique store where I found the glass party plates and cups, and the mint condition cookbook. I really hadn't planned to doing any needle felting for this swap, but I lived with the plates on my shelf for a few days until a big "duh" hit me -- the plates needed treats on them!

I really like the tea in the cups and the sugar cubes. They tickle me for some reason. This package will go in the mail on Monday to my swap partner Tracey. Check out her blog Itching 2 B Stitching . Don't you just love that blog name? I hope you like your treats Tracey!

How amazing are the colors of these roving balls? I'm a member of the Felting Forum . If you are a needle or wet felter check out the Felting Forum. It's a great site with wonderfully supportive members. Each month there is a themed felting challenge, which I try to do and post whenever I can. Each quarter vendors donate prizes for the challenges, and I won one of the prizes for the first quarter of this year. The super generous Marlene at Timbre Ridge Farm donated 8 glorious ounces of roving!! I even got to pick my own colors, which I couldn't believe she let me do. Aren't these colors delicious? I see yummy felted cakes in my future. Thank you soooo much Marlene. Please check out her site, she has tons of colors and the quality of the roving is fabulous.
So, I'm off to Newport. I'll check back in a few days. Everyone take care & have a sweet week!


Emily said...

Good luck!

Tracey said...

I got my package. I love it. Thank you so much for all your hard work! I couldn't have had a better partner. I blogged about it on my blog!