arts and crafts time

Somewhere along the line, all of my friends really stepped it up in the crafts department and left me behind to spray paint pumpkins. For example, A. sews her own clothes and makes statement art for her house.


Imagine how embarrassed I was when I proudly handed her a meticulously decoupaged birthday card for her 27th birthday. She handled it gracefully; I think she's going to be a great mom someday.


One of the first friends I made when we moved here for medical school does the following: metalworking, jewelry-making, painting, children's book illustrating, and cake decorating. Usually on the same day. Oh, and she's an aspiring radiologist. I know, right? It took all the energy I had to decoupage one 4x6 birthday card.

I think I'm most impressed with my friend Diane, though. She's the first person I know who's decided to capitalize on her talent. Although she could have easily started a store selling light fixtures like the one she made for her kitchen... or reupholstered chairs like the many I've seen around her house... or her homemade Christmas stockings... I was pretty excited when she started selling her handmade clutches. And she even gave herself a brand name: Coventry Lane. (Which she claims is the first street she lived on, but I'm preeeetty sure is just the second part of her porn star name.)






Your homework: 1) Check out the rest of Coventry Lane's clutches and 2) impress me with your secret crafty talents. Is anyone else on the kindergarten-decoupaging couch with me?