Friday, May 21, 2010

Calming Calendars

I've been all about the recaps this month since there's been so much to do. 
I stopped by a photo shoot for the new cookbook by Allison Fishman, cooking school founder and host of Lifetime's Cook Yourself Thin, where I also met Abby, the designer of Institute of Dress and I love the dreamy, drapey style of her clothing,  
next was a celebration of paper creativity from event designer David Stark's new book and installation of THE (purely paper) FLOWER SHOPPE at West Elm,
then went to a launch party for Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces at the Clic Bookstore and Gallery
and saw "No Man's Land" by Christian Boltanski,
an art installation at The Park Avenue Armory (through June 13th: I highly recommend it), attended Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, and yesterday did an event for hundreds that took all day to set up, so I'm definitely TGI-Fing today.
When the going gets tough, I get planning and organizing calms me down so I've been making calendars. I made my first batch back in January and I'm so excited (and relieved) that summer's almost here.  For June I used my Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch-around-the-edge set.  I've been noticing in Martha Stewart Living each month there have been 40% off coupons for Michael's, nice!
There are quite a lot of birthdays to celebrate this summer, especially in July and August, including Martha Stewart (8/3), Julia Child (8/15) and more than a few fam and friends, so I have to get crafty.
And not to think too much about it yet, but when summer's over September's probably going to be a killer work month once Fashion Week hits, so I strung 30 seed beads like an abacus to remind me that each of the 30 days will be different, but they too shall each pass in their time.

7 comments:

N said...

I've never seen someone so dedicated to arts and crafts (save for Martha Stewart herself). I love how you not only craft on your own time but you also make time to attend events and research your favorite crafters' birthdays. I've been learning alot from just reading your blog. Thanks for all the work!

Craftiness NOW said...

hi N, wow, that's like the nicest comment ever, thanks so much ;-) have a good weekend!

tris1978ton said...

You are very organized. Looks like such fun events too.

m.e (Cathie) said...

wow, you have been really busy!
the photoshoot would have been great to see aswell as launch parties & installations. amazing!
hope your weekend is fabulous ♥

Craftiness NOW said...

hi tris 1978ton, thanks, i trryyy to stay organized, it's a little crazy, heehee...

thanks, Cathie! thank goodness for weekends, right? :-)

Helen said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by --I'm so glad you did because I love your very crafty blog! DIY projects are so inspirational, so lovely to meet you!

Craftiness NOW said...

hi Helen, thanks for visiting! i hope to get more time in to make some things, i wish in the adult world there was still summer break ;-)

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