Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Buffalo Plaid Love with Echo Park

Hallo party people,

I'm just now coming down from the glow I got watching Jennifer Lopez and Shakira shake their middle aged thangs at the Super Bowl Half-Time Show.

Shock and absolute awe was my response... then I burst out crying outta sheer unadulterated pride.

Being Puerto Rican has been an exhausting roller coaster of emotion the last 2 years.

I have SO MANY THOUGHTS but I'm giving myself some time to decide if I need to write about it.

Let's go to our scrappy safe space shall we?
Crafting is my escape when the weather is too bananas to actually escape:

Echo Park's "Little Lumber Jack" is a collection intended for boys but my recent obsession with the pattern has spread to our wardrobe and holiday decor. It's very easy to match photos.

I saw the Echo Park Little Lumberjack Collection and fell instantly in love with the Black/White/Red Buffalo Plaid theme.
I've been redecorating for the holidays in plaid the last two years:

Christmas in my wanna-be FARM HOUSE- a post about that at some point- LOL.

Thanksgiving dinner. I couldn't find 84 inch long Plaid curtains- they are sold out everywhere!
 That Black & White check is everywhere so why not my pages?

Played around with painting the background but I'm still terrible at it.
I also can't stand the warping water causes on regular paper so it's a stencil and some pen work to the rescue.
The collection has a lot of small detail pieces and lots of graphic pop- I really love it.
Here I added a Smash Phrases flair from A Flair For Buttons on Etsy.
Still up to the same ol same ol- string all balled up because I can't be bothered to bring down my sewing machine and
sew on the page.
Pop dots to punch a banner out and this wonderful chipboard for this collection which I highly recommend for Girls. LUMBER JILLS UNITE!

Us annoying the easily vexed with matching jammies this Christmas in TEXAS of all places.
I spent half the time talking to family I hadn't seen in over 20 years or drinking with my sister who can
drink anyone under the table. Don't try her.
I'm still looking for Black/White check 84 long lined curtains. If you have suggestions where to find some, they are sold out everywhere, I'm all ears.

Hugs mi gente.
Stay strong. Stay positive.

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