May 20, 2011

CrazyJoy = Twist


Happy Friday people!!

I'm so excited to announce a fun little weekly creative challenge I'll be doing with Anna from The Joy Cottage!

But first a little back story. I was introduced to Anna through my sister. Anna had never met me (we still haven't met in person, but will one day) and had seen some maternity shots my sister did of me on her blog. She made an embroidered hoop for me for Mother's Day and sent it to my sister to give to me.

Sweet P's Nursery - Circles 
It's the one in the lower right corner.

I also own the world's cutest boppy cover that she made as well. Anyway, it was my very first Mother's Day gift and I just thought it was so amazing that she would do that for a stranger.

Fast forward a little bit, we both have blogs (duh, you know I do cause you're here) and have gotten to know each other a bit better through that. Add some emails and we realized we have a lot in common.  I'm pretty sure we'd hang out if we lived in the same town.

Anyway, a bit about Anna, she's going to school for graphic design, she's a mom to an adorable little guy, an amazing quilter, embroiderer (check out her etsy store), has started a company and has a fabric line! I don't know how she does it all but she's adding another project to her list: CrazyJoy.

It can be hard to keep your mind creative when there's a lot on your to-do list so we decided to do something fun together via blogland to challenge our creativity. Every Friday one of us will choose a theme, or word to interpret and post it on our blog. We will each have the weekend to think on it, photograph it, draw it, make it, whatever we want to do to represent that word and then we will each post our interpretations on Monday! I'm excited to see how we interpret the same thing differently!

We're kicking it off today and the word we have (using is,


We would love for you to join us and see what you come up with too. If you want to join us in our little challenge, leave a comment and we'll figure out how to post links to your pictures here too.

Submit a link to your post (not just your blog) by Saturday night and we'll include our favorite on Monday!

So come back Monday and I'll post our photos on how we each interpreted twist. There's more to come on this project so stay tuned!

p.s. happy 5 year anniversary to the husband!


  1. I would love that! Count me in if it works with my crazy schedule. We can all use some inspiration!

  2. Happy Anniversary! Today is our anniversary too! 11 years! :)

    I have to tell you, I was getting so confused while reading this post. For some reason, after I started reading, I had it in my head that I was reading your sister's blog. Then, I was like, "but wait, that's Sweet P's wall with all the hoops. Did you give the embroidered one back to Lesley when she had her?" And then I read Happy 5 year anniversary, and I was like, "But you MUST be married longer than five years... biggest brother is 6 or 7, right?" Then it dawned on me that I was reading LESLEY's blog! Sheesh. All that talk about crafting must have thrown me for a loop. :) I'm excited to see what you and Anna come up with!


I know it can be a little scary but go on, I'd love to hear from you!