Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Heads or Tails??

At Heads or Tails Tuesday over at Skittles Place the theme this week is hobbies. This is an easy one for me because I seem to have more hobbies than I have time! I actually posted some of my hobbies in an earlier post 8 Random Things About Me. So here we go, my hobbies:

1. Taking pictures - if I wasn't a teacher (and if I didn't love teaching like I do) I could see this being a career. It's not that I'm super talented, it's just something I love and I think it's something that improves with time and practice!
2. Scrapbooking - This is my favorite hobby. I wish I had more time to do this - my problem is having so much stuff and not having an "ideal" storage system in place. I usually get some done on weekends after my angels are asleep and during school breaks (again when they are asleep).
3. Reading - I have to read daily of course in my profession and with my little ones, but unfortunately I don't get to read too often for pleasure. This is something else I catch up on during school breaks!
4. Jewelry Making - I tried my hand at this last year as I made bracelets and necklaces to give as Christmas gifts to the "girls" in our families. I made several sets for Mikayla as well.
5. Card Making - I have made birthday invitations for Drew and Mikayla in recent years. This is fun for me and I also like the fact that their invitations are unique! I usually incorporate a picture of them somehow!
6. Making Hair bows - Something I love to do for Mikayla. Craig has never wanted Drew to looked the least little bit "made up" - no smocked, monogrammed clothes, no "Jon-Jon's" as an infant. He didn't even like for him to wear baby blue. So, I have made up for that with Mikayla! I love for her to wear bows and I love for them to match! Many of the bows she has have been bought (again because of too little time), but I have made several to match some of her outfits as well.
7. Blogging - this should probably be a little higher on my list because I seem to "make" time for this more often than the others - with the exception of taking pictures. This is sort of my online scrapbook. I love to include photos and stories so that when I go back to scrap these pictures I can get my journaling straight from here.
I feel like I could go on and on with this list, but I'll stop here to avoid boring you to death! Great theme this week Barb!


Skittles said...

The reason I'm interested in scrapbooking is so I can learn how to make my own cards. I hope it comes soon. :)

Jenn said...

YAH!!! What a good mixture of hobbies!! To read your list and my list you would never know we are related ha ha ;-)!!!

Mama Pajama said...

You have a lot on your plate! Especially with school starting back up! I like to make cards, too. My friend is always trying to get me to come to her "Stampin' Up" parties for scrapbooking. I don't want to do that part of it, but she also makes really cool "craft cards." I'm going to check that part of it out!

BeccaGirl said...

Alison, you're my soul mate! LOL Like a dunce, I forgot all about the Heads or Tails this week (see I should have visited your blog and I would have remembered!) and it was one I deff. could have filled up fast. Other than reading, mine would have looked pretty much like yours! I actually have a craft class that is really more about paper crafting. I like making cards, but I love to make things like picture frames and other gifts for people. I wish we lived closer, we could get together and crop! Of course I don't know for sure, but I'm thinking it would be fun to bounce ideas off of you! One of my mottos is "Take more pictures! You can't scrapbook it if you don't have any pictures of it!" My friend Jen told me just today, that her 10 month old son Ethan crawled into her shower and was playing peek a boo by himself with the curtain. She said, "Girl, all I could think was 'Becca is gonna yell at me for not taking pictures!' So I RAN down the hall and got the camera!" LOL

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