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World Card Making Day….

is next weekend! I am so excited. I have so many ideas for new crafts and cards for my show. I know that there is a day for everything, but I love this day! I can dedicate a whole day to crafting without feeling too guilty because after all, that’s what the day is meant for.

I probably won’t be just working on cards. I have my goddaughter’s scrapbook to work on, as well as her sister’s first year book. Then, I have to start working on the twin’s books. I have pictures printed out for three of the four books, so at least I am a head on that one!

And then there are the craft fairs. I have one on November 1st and the other on November 22nd. I am very excited about both of them. The second one is one that I have done for two years now and I love it. It’s a great show – very well run with amazing people. The first one is a new one for me, but it is also at a school. I seem to do really well at school craft fairs. People there come to buy. Last year I remember there being a line at ten of nine to get into the craft fair! It was a constant stream of customers. I am hoping that the first craft fair will be the same way. I just got my confirmation for that one and I got a corner spot! Love corner spots because that means you can make an “L” and still have room!

Well, I am off to make more things! My To-Do-List keeps getting longer each day it seems. Off to make cards, scrapbooks and bags for the craft fair!

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My world has turned upside down……

by two little, barely over two pound little girls! My sister had her twin girls at 28w6d and they were only a little over 2 lbs each. So, if you have been wondering where I have been, the answer is simple – at the hospital during my appointed times to see them or making things to help decorate their NICU “houses” to make it feel like home. When something (or somethings in this case) that small come into your world, you feel helpless and the only way I felt like I was contributing was to make them decorations. (Pics are at the end of this post!)

The other thing that hasn’t changed for me is traveling for work. I have been training like crazy and then the past two weeks have required me to be in California for a week and North Jersey for several days. It feels good to be home and in my own bed for more than two nights at a time! It also feels really good to be able to start crafting again.

One of my friends sent me an application for a craft fair November 1st at a school close to her. I also applied to the craft show at my old high school and am hoping to do the same show at my cousin’s son’s school this year. School craft fairs are where I seem to excel at, so bring them on!!

I’ve also entered 2012 (ha) and got myself an Instagram account! Very exciting news. So, if you have an Instagram account, leave your info below and I will follow you! I am planning on doing a giveaway once I reach a certain amount of followers. I’m really trying to be better about all these social media sites, but there are just so many to keep up with.

I have been trying to do more scheduling so that I can get things accomplished in a day. It’s tough but I look at my list several times a day to see where I am. Things are calming down here, which makes it a lot easier to get something accomplished for the day!

Btw – the girls are doing great. They are five weeks old and have gained over a lb and a half each. There seems to be a new, amazing update every couple of days with them. They are two little fighters and already have all of us wrapped around their incredibly tiny fingers! Work should be slowing down soon with only one more trainee on the horizon and I have some time off scheduled so that I can do some crafty work for my shows!

Thanks for bearing with me during this incredibly hectic summer. It’s one that I will never forget!! And don’t forget to leave your Instagram info below so that I can follow you!

Michele

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Some of the animals I made for the girls’ NICU home:

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