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I is for Impulsive

In the Encyclopedia of Me, I is for Impulsive. Impulse buys, impulsive crafting sessions, impulsive hours of getting sucked into reading blogs instead of cleaning the house as I’d originally planned… you get the picture. I’m way more impulsive than I am disciplined. And I’m now going to impulsively switch to a new topic rather than go on about that Smile

I’m happy to report that I’ve started the Polka Dot Creations Color Challenge and already there has been much enthusiasm! As of this writing, there are 44 members in the group and 40 photos in the pool. That’s a lot of aqua. Oh, yes, this month the color of choice is aqua, and you have until the end of the month (give or take a few days) to create and share an aqua masterpiece with us. The vast majority of entries so far are of the polymer clay variety. I, of course, love to see that, but I am hoping to see some other media represented, too. All of you scrapbookers, cardmakers, and those handy with a sewing machine, let’s see what you’ve got!

New anklet

I finally finished my anklet. Block party press made me these beautiful beads, and I’ve had them for several days. I’ve known what I wanted to do with them, but lacked the materials. When I finally bought the hemp, I discovered I had forgotten how to go about knotting it. Even after consulting the book I’ve used in the past, I still had four botched attempts before I gave up and just braided the darn thing! Anyway, I am very happy with it, and I plan to wear it for the rest of the summer (and beyond, until it becomes difficult to pair with socks). We lost our baby 5 months ago, and while I no longer think about it every day, it has been entering my mind a bit more as we get into what would have been the home stretch of my pregnancy. Lilies have been abundant and symbolic over the last several months, so I like that I can wear this anklet with it’s lily-like beads. It’s certainly no replacement for a squirmy pink bundle of nibble-worthy toes and peachy-breathed goodness, but I think it can be a comfort just the same. I appreciate block party press making me these perfect beads when I was stuck on trying to come up with something myself!

And now for this week’s flickr favorites…
Favorites week of August 6
Birds, nature, and maryjanes seemed to dominate my likes this week. As much as I don’t want to rush the Summer of the Skirt, I am looking forward to what I predict will be the Autumn of the MaryJane Smile

I may not be around much today – I have it in my head that I will spend the day taking care of some cleaning goals, making those claythings I wanted to make to go with my bird skirt, sewing another shirt, and having some Family Game Time. That doesn’t leave much extra blogging time. But then, as we have learned today, I is for Impulsive, and you may see me here after all!

Happy Weekend!

Lisa

5 thoughts on “I is for Impulsive

  1. {{{Lisa}}}! Your anklet is beautiful!

    Chris

  2. Aw, thanks, Chris.

  3. Hey Lisa!
    I added a couple of pics but they may be too old….Jun…and they may not have the right color! I love your new group..aqua and turquoise are a couple of my favs. If they’re not right….do remove them. My feelings won’t be hurt!!!
    Susan

  4. Glad to hear it, Susan! And June is recent enough in my book.

  5. […] I seem to have developed an addiction to blockpartypress jewelry… If you recally, she made me a special set of beads last month, and just the other day I took advantage of a sale and got myself these pretty earrings. […]

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