It's been a while since I got my craft on. I have been so busy with school for the past year that I haven't had the time to channel my crafty side. And while I've previously extolled the virtues of living in a small house, one thing that has suffered is my access (or lack there of) to a crafting corner. My yarn, cloth, paints, rick-rack and baubles are inconveniently stuffed in various out-of-the-way corners in my bedroom, making it very hard to find what I need when I need it.
This morning it hit me that I was short two kids for the day, my youngest was off playing by himself no less, and I had no school work (thank God for Christmas break)! I made a mad dash to gather supplies, amazingly was able to find what I needed, and set to work!
First up: a large, fuzzy Burr Oak acorn found during a family walk about a month ago. This one ended up on my desk. Unfortunately its sisters place in a bag and stored at the top of my closet ended up getting a bit of mold on them and had to be trashed. Next year I will be sure to let them dry completely before putting them in storage. I believe these were collected the day after a rain, hence the ensuing mold.
The second I saw these they screamed "Santa!" to me. So I set about putting a face to my idea. The finished product is nothing spectacular, but it was fun to work on a quick little re-purposing project. Next time I'll drill a hole in the top and put a string in it for a cute little ornament.
And second: Brie holder-cum-Christmas gift packaging. As I was searching the fridge for breakfast this morning, it hit me that this would make a cute box of sorts to hold a small gift for my daughter. I painted it, glued to the top an ornament I made last year out of old holiday cards and glitter, and used the shiny gold outer lining of the Brie packaging to wrap around the gift inside! I think it turned out pretty cute.
It felt great to be crafting something home-made again. Now I just need to buy Christmas gifts to fill the box! Way behind on that. Only a few days left - wish me luck! -Carrie