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A different adventure.

It rains in Portland, Oregon. It rains a lot. It doesn't necessarily stop me from going anywhere and doing anything, but it's hard to go hike, walk, bike with a 3 month old in the rain. Sometimes we try to find other things to do, even though they might be indoors.

I've decided that I'm embarking on a different kind of adventure this weekend. I am going to TRY to be crafty. Keyword being "try" in that sentence. I am not a craft, DIY-type person. At all. Not even a little. I wish that I were, I could make all kinds of cute stuff if I had any ounce of craftiness in me. The only kind of craftiness I have is the kind that pulls EPIC pranks on people when they least expect it.

This weekend, I am putting forth an effort to do something myself and make something with my own hands. 

I'm going to make artwork for our office. And by "make artwork," I mean that I'll be pulling fabric across canvas frames. That can't be too hard, right? RIGHT?! So I'll be heading to a fabric store on the east side of town to pick out 4 different fabric patterns to make a (hopefully) cool collage of different squares. I'm pretty excited, actually! 

Canvas frames? Check. Fabric? Check. Staple gun? Check. Once I have all of those things in order, I'll be ready. And hopefully I won't go stapling my hand to the wood. Wish me luck! I'll be sure to post before and after pictures when I'm finished!

Are you crafty? How did you learn?


  1. i'm not crafty either. but i've always wanted to be. maybe i can follow a few steps behind you and learn as well.... :)

  2. Good luck! I just found your blog through Heir to Blair. I'm in Portland as well! Gorgeous today!

    I have two blogs and a one year old (also a dog and a husband). Check them out if you have time.

  3. I just found a link to your blog on Heir to Blair and my--what a happy accident! I feel like if I lived in Oregon or you lived in Minnesota, we'd be fast friends. :)

  4. I'm a new follower via Heir to Blair :)
    I'm also an Oregonian-hopefully you were able to enjoy the outdoors this weekend. It was sunny in my part of the state!
    Can't wait to see the results of your project. Please do share any tips you might have as I've been wanting to do the same thing for a while.

  5. How did it go? Will these be decorative or functional? Or perhaps both?

    I love being crafty! My favorite way is with yarn. I could spend HOURS knitting or thinking about knitting or petting all sorts of pretty yarn in a yarn shop.

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