Thursday, August 27, 2015

More crafts, part 2

Here are some more crafty things I've made over the last year. These have a more geeky flavor to them. I'm pretty proud of how they all turned out. <3

It's a wallet!
This wallet was a gift for one of my good friends. Took me a while to finish, because I was intimidated by sewing and structure of the project. (I usually come up with a loose plan and then make it up as I go.) But I'm really proud with how it turned out!!


This is one for myself. I got tired of staring generic clock, ripped it apart, and made a Chrono Trigger clock.  Much more awesome and subtly geeky.

Key hanger
Lost sock holder

Welcome sign
Light covers

These were made with some help from the hubby, for a dear couple as a Harry Potter inspired house warming present.  Just some wood pieces from the store, stained, and painted. :-)

All very fun projects!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Crafts over the last year, pt. 1

I'm going to slowly add the crafts the hubby and I have done over the last year. All the photos are on my phone and the never got posted, because it's such a pain to email them to myself. This new app should make that easier to document though!

Here's a necklace that the hubby made for his sister's birthday. It's steam punk in style with a resin coating. Not bad for a first try!

Here's a peyote stitched bracelet for one of my best buds. She loved it! And it was fun to try peyote stitching. Side note: one of my work friends saw this, loved it, and requested one for her wedding! So I actually got to make two. :-)

That's it for now. I'll continue to update the craft record as I can!!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

People are terrible.

So I know it's been close to a year since I've posted anything. And I know probably nobody reads this any more. But that's perfect. There's something I need to put out into the universe, however, I don't want it to be as public as say a Facebook post. And I don't particularly want to just email my friends, because they are in no way past of the problem, and I don't wish to just complain to them.

As a select few people know, we're interested in adoption. As even fewer people know, we're taking steps to educate ourselves and become registered as adoptive parents. I haven't told many people mostly for one reason.

The stare. The look people give you when you mention adopting. Where you can see then mentally cycling through options: why would they do this? Does she have fertility issues? This seems so outlandish. Why doesn't she want to be a mother? Millions of other uncharitable thoughts.

Finally they settle on a "that seems nice" or a "you have to do what you think is right." All without enthusiasm. All with the undertone of disgust and confusion.

Why can't you be happy for me? Why can't you appreciate the millions of children that would give anything just to have loving parents? A home?  If we're able and willing to provide that home, is that not enough of a reason?

I don't know. Honestly, at this rate, I think we just won't tell anyone until one day we show up with a five year old in tow.