Yes, it's been a while since I last posted and I swear I have project pictures to post. I plan on putting them up over the weekend when I'm a bit more awake and a bit more coordinated. I just thought I'd post a quick note and do a quick little magazine review. I had a meeting at Barnes & Noble last night and ended up wandering over to the magazine racks. I was looking for the fall issue of Stringing but it isn't out until the end of the month. What I did end up picking up was a copy of a new magazine Craft. I'm not sure if I'm in the target demographic at all, I don't feel quite hip and edgy enough, but I think it's good to have something marketed to the younger crafters out there. There were definitely a couple of projects I am interested in, one on making hard cider which is something I really want to try one of these days and there was also directions on really cool wall mounted cat furniture out of corrugated cardboard. There's also a couple projects that have techniques that are amazingly creative, but not things I would try or come up with. One is the holders for the tea lights for the Random Screen which are made out of drink cans and are designed to turn from the heat of the tea light. I'm just blown away by this, I could never come up with something like that. I'd love to see that in action, but large number of cats + fire = many bad things.
The only problem I ran into is more of a personal problem, I just feel really inadequate now. I'm not hip and trendy at all and while I don't do strictly traditional crafts (beyond canning) I'm not wildy innovative or cutting edge either. I feel like I'm in some sort of odd no man's land between hip, edgy and innovative crafters and grannies making tea cozies and things out of needlepoint canvas to hide Kleenex boxes. It's an odd feeling and I'm not quite sure what to do about it.
That's all for tonight, and I'll post pictures of my most recent project tomorrow and then some other jewelry pictures on Sunday maybe. (I'll have to see how things go, I also tend to post the pictures and a bit on the projects on MySpace so it depends on how much time it takes me to do that on top of my weekend chores. and repairing a bracelet.)