Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Wonderful weekend of activities

The wonderful activities started on Thursday with my friend Michelle Rajotte's open studio...

Michelle designs a line of jewlery called La Picosa. She and her husband bought a 1960's house last year and spent most of the winter remodeling, painting, and fixing. It looks AMAZING... almost makes me want to move... almost. She has this gorgeous studio space in the daylight basement. The first Thursday of every month she open her studio for shopping and socializing. She makes a mean pot of coffee!

Friday morning Miss Elsie and myself headed to the park with another mom and little girl from the neighborhood. The girls had fun and the moms were able to get some exercise. It was a gorgeous day... you would almost think it's done raining and spring has arrived.... NOT. That's Portland for you.

Saturday morning we headed to the Peter Rabbit Breakfast in West Linn. My friend Kerry's children attend a co-op preschool and this is the school's fund raiser. Elsie rode in a firetruck and police car... complete with sirens!! Her Daddy willingly accompanied her, telling everyone that this was the first time he had ridden in the front seat of a police car. Great...

That afternoon myself and my friend Suzan went to Crafty Wonderland! Any crafters in Portland should go to this once a month event at the Doug Fir. Some amazing talent was there including Portland blogger/crafter Little Birds. She makes the most darling little stuffed animals. There were jewlery makers, painters, collage artists, clothes, screen printed tees for adults and kids (lots of kids stuff), cards, and PDX Super Crafty, who puts the whole thing on, have a DIY table set up to teach you a craft! So much fun and so inspiring... maybe I'll finally get around to doing some crafting this week. This was supposed to be a crafting blog, but instead it's become a basement remodel blog. Will keep you posted.

For now I'll leave you with a picture of Miss Elsie painting easter eggs.....

... note the lips pursed in concentration.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Portland seems to me like some amazing mecca of crafters and artists (yourself included)!

Love the pic with the egg - she is definitely taking her duty very seriously.