Today was really frustrating. I awoke to a stabbing pain behind my right shoulder blade. I'm not sure if it's because of some weird way I was sleeping or if it's related to stress. I have been under a bit of stress lately. i just got a job working in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorneys Office in Seattle, but before I can start, they have to conduct a comprehensive background check on me. I had a meeting with them yesterday wherein I had to be fingerprinted (in triplicate, of course). It was a strange experience to say the least. The whole process is a bit unnerving because, well, despite the fact that I have a public blog, I'm actually a pretty private person, and having my future employer investigating my entire life is freaking me out a little.
On Sunday I went to my friend's baby shower, then to the Urban Craft Uprising here in Seattle. I was amazed and thrilled to see a huge crowd there. I had to go around the gallery a couple of times in order to see each vendor. I was happy to see a couple of the Portland Supercrafty girls there. Here is a picture of my purchases:
The book is full of some great craft ideas from very simple to a little more complex. I particularly like the chapter on reusing and recycling products to create new crafts. The donut pincushion is from Portland's Sew Dorky. It was just too cute to pass up. It is interesting going to craft shows like this, because as a crafter, you often see things you know you can make on your own. However, I really like the idea of supporting other crafters, even if I see something I know I can make. While I was at the gallery I found myself wondering if the majority of people there were crafters, or if they were people who appreciate independent artists and want to support them, but don't have the inclination to do any crafting themselves. Regardless, I was happy to see so many people there.
My first pillows and aprons are going to be for sale at a new boutique that's opening in Queen Anne this Saturday. I'm really anxious to see if anyone will be interested in purchasing my goods.
I hope my back will be better tomorrow so I can actually be productive. I have so much I need to get accomplished. A friend of mine is having a Holiday Shopping Spree at her house on December 4th, so I have a lot of work to do in the next few weeks to prepare.