Thursday, June 11, 2009


I met a friend to go out for coffee. The coffee shop was near Waite Park as was A Store of Wonderment to Me: Crafty Planet. It was incredible. The fabrics were things I wanted to wear and decorate the house with. There were knitted hats, diaper bags, flowy shirts all from material that looked like it came from Pottery Barn/Ikea/A Preppy Part of Finland/I don't know where because, as you may have guessed, I have never seen anything like it.

So, last night I was full of ideas which have now overflowed to my daughters who want to take a sewing lesson there. And that's where my motivation stops. I really don't want to sew, I really don't want to take a class, I just want the really cool stuff that can be sewn. 

That made me think, "What would I do if I had the chance to be crafty/decorative, even if I had to take a class?" And I know: I'd build a retaining wall. I don't even know what I'd retain exactly, but maybe I could spruce it up with hand sewn lumpy cool throw pillows when it was done.

If you're wondering, there is no news on the adoption front. I think about it all the time but that doesn't really count. That's why I think about retaining walls.


  1. crafty planet is my home away from home.

    i just engaged my rarely used filter to keep from describing to you how much i really love crafty planet. let's just say that if anything should happen to brent, i will marry crafty planet. okay. 'nuff said.

  2. Jenna,
    Don't worry. I can totally see why. Crafty places don't usually do anything to me except make me think, "Yea, and I'll see this at a garage sale in a year." Not so, Crafty Planet.

  3. I'm the most uncrafty person in the world, but just hearing about Crafty Planet makes me want to go and experience it for myself. :)
    Marty, we really should take a class together and start sewing outfits for our new children. Ok, just kidding....we better stick to garage sales. ~Vicky