I have always found that when I am in a crafty mood (one where I want to craft something rather than one where I want to plan devilish plots, just to clarify!) I tend to want to try whatever it is that has inspired me, even if I don’t have a need for whatever it is. I have made a LOT of fabric flowers, of different styles with different fabrics for no reason other than “Ooo, they’re pretty!” I have made some paper roses. I have chalkboard sprayed some bottles. I have made some mini canvases, with buttons, with pretty paper, with paints. I have wrapped two wreath forms with wool. I have even had a go at making baby clothes. I don’t have a baby.
I came over all brave at Christmas, filled with the thought that it is a time of good will to all so hopefully those on the receiving end would be OK with some homemade stuff. Everyone got something I had made myself, even if it was just small. I made mint marshmallow hot chocolate stirrers, oreo bites, chocolate truffles, rosewater snaps, birdseed hearts, yoyo pins, felt tree decorations & I painted a canvas for my gran. Woah, written like that it appears I made a heck of a lot of stuff for Christmas. I’m actually quite impressed with myself!
|Canvas for Grandma|
|Merry Christmas! |
Mint marshmallow stirrers, Oreo bites &
I have given a few more of my creations recently, including my husbands Valentines gift. I have crafted with the specific intention to give. So far, so good. I haven’t noticed anyone giving The Look so I believe people have been genuinely pleased to receive my handy work, at least I hope they have been.
I have over 1000 pins on Pinterest. This need to craft is only going to get worse so I really need to get over my giving fear so look out, nearest & dearest – stuff made by me is on its way to you!