I don't have much to write about today. I've been working on a motif on Quaker Alphabet and yikes, it's taking me a long time. How can something that appears to be so simple take so long? So no stitching photos will be here today.
But I came across this ridiculous bit of info on a blog by Chloe Findlay-Harder. If I have it right - she's the author of Tangled Thread, which is a treasure trove of craft and needleart tips.
So anyway, she was fashion surfing and found this little brooch.
So we're all thinking, Awwww. Cuteness! What a great crafty-gifty project for the Brownies or Girl Guides or any school aged kid. Only that she found that this "brooch" was for sale. For $188.00. Yes girls, it's actually part of a designer's spring collection.
From the website:
With its lines Moschino, Moschino Cheap and Chic and Moschino Jeans, the brand is a perfect example of a creative spirit that manages to blend irony and open-mindedness.
Riiiiight. Irony and open-mindedness. That's worth...what? The $187 mark-up? I'd get all indignant and fussy, but it's just too funny.
So, last week I ordered and received Colleen's graduation announcements! We tried to capture her "story" as much as possible, and I think we succeeded. She likes them, and that's all that matters to me. (By the way, I adore our photographer. Besides doing both of my kids' senior pictures, he helped me put together announcements for them. After 15 years of school and sport photos, you get a feel for those who are just in it for a quick buck, and those who love what they do, and Torrey Witt obviously loves what he does.)