Welcome to the new, improved version of my blog. I started this blog years ago as a natural extension of my retail shop. I’ve since closed the shop and have been flopping around in an attempt to determine a new direction. I have no real plan and make no promises, other than to share my experiences as I feel my way through the next phase of my life. I hope you find something relatable.
I’ve been thinking about having some girlfriends over for dinner and a creative activity, but couldn’t manage to put the plans together. On Tuesday, I had the thought that I really want to put together a window display in support of the Clarksville Writers Conference.
Quickly, the thoughts converged and I sent out a quick facebook message asking a few friends to join me to dinner and book folding. As the request was last minute and people tend to make plans in advance, I was only able to entice a few to join me.
So, thanks to Taylor, Kate, Kendall and Hunter for helping me create a substantial creative display for our windows at Hodgepodge. If you’re in downtown Clarksville, I hope you stop by to see.
If you want to learn more about the conference, visit their website here.
I’ve written another blog about using vintage books in your decorating, as well as page/book folding; I am really drawn to the artistic qualities they offer. I encourage you to try one on your own.
I recently found this blog with some great patterns and tutorials on the craft. Click the picture for a link to the blog.
Oh, I almost forgot the “blackberry” reference in the title of this blog . . .
Just in case you’re thinking, “Note to self—don’t accept an invitation to spend an evening of creativity with Paige. She will work me like a dog just to get her windows decorated!” Let me entice you with a photo of the platter of appetizers I offered . . .
Sure, I overcooked the steak for the salads, but with this platter at the center of the table, I believe I was forgiven for the hard labor and burnt steak! (A special thanks to Amy for sending me a link to the recipe—it arrived in my inbox yesterday morning! The moment I saw it I knew I would be fixing it for my friends. I will share the recipe later.)
One, very important thanks I neglected to mention earlier is for our son, Haedyn. He cleaned-up the dinner dishes and regaled us with his multitude of talents all the while we created book art.
Thanks for your indulgence!