My first job was my dream job. I worked in a small family owned fabric store as soon as I turned 16. It was a slow store, but really a wonderland of specialty fabrics and amazing prints. Having shopped for fabric with my Mom since I was an infant, and her letting me pick out my own fabric for dresses I learned to love the hunt for my favorites and had them all over the store. Even after this job ended I still can spend hours walking around in front of the cotton prints at any fabric store, for inspiration - and the inevitable joy that comes from the color and creativity of the prints.
But it turns out that my kids didn't appreciate my hobby of sewing because it was really loud. I would sew during their afternoon movie and wouldn't let them turn it up as loud as they wanted.
I have painted the main walls of my front room enough times over the past 8 years that one of Frank's friends who has been over enough to see all of the different paint said, "Hey I think you guys will be safe if there is a nuclear bomb dropped near your place, with all the of layers of paint you have surrounding you." So to sum up, I ran out of wall space to paint.
I needed a quieter hobby and started drawing and hand lettering more. It was really fun and Frank said I am always in a good mood when I have taken the time to work on my hand lettering projects throughout the day.
The design for the CF Is Not Forever t-shirt will be the same as the one below in the grid, only a purple outline of the design on a white shirt, available at the April 11th event. It will be a very cute shirt and I will post pictures when the order comes in the mail.
I finished this week a Young Women Value's poster and have re-done a My Gospel Standards poster that I had another version of last year. This one is way better. We will be selling these for the fundraiser as well.