May 22, 2008

Making stuff.

I just finished two projects.

The first is for my friend Laura and her son, Elliott. Laura and I went to college together, were in the same sorority -- yes, I was in a sorority -- were bridesmaids in each others weddings and have been good friends for a very long time. Laura's son Elliott has autism and she and her husband Ric are raising funds so that they can attend a week-long intensive training program at the Autism Treatment Center of America (ATCA). The training costs a staggering $17,500 and, of course, isn't covered by insurance. They've come up with a really fun event, A Night of Musical Chairs, to raise money. The event will be held at Hensley’s in San Diego and will feature great food, drinks and music, plus a silent auction of one-of-a-kind works of art. 20 artists have converted a wooden child’s chair into a work of art.

That's where I come in . . . I made a chair. I am artistic but my chair will be in the company of chairs made by some "real" artists so I'm humbled that Laura asked me to participate. You can view all the chairs online beginning on June 12. And if you decide you'd like to bid on a chair, or if you live in San Diego and would like to attend the event, that would be amazing and would help out a very special family.

I also just finished a cute reversible hostess apron for an apron swap I signed up for. This is what happens when I spend too much time looking at people's blogs. I sign up for apron swaps and then completely forget I've committed until an apron shows up in the mail for me. Geez. When I opened the package I literally could not figure out why someone was sending me an apron. Luckily, I got it together and made an apron before the deadline.

I like how it turned out and hope the person I'm sending it to likes it too!

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