Crafts can be challenging, particularly when there are children involved. While power tools may come into play, they don’t have to most of the time. The following are a few crafts that won’t break the bank or cause any visits to the emergency room.
In my local library they have a display cabinet that they let local crafts people display their crafts. I have displayed my cards in there a few times and was delighted when they called me last week to say the cabinet was empty and would I like to display my cards again.
Of course I jumped at the chance but then realised all my new cards had sold. Not wanting to put cards in the cabinet that had already been displayed, last Thursday was rather a ready, steady …craft day.
Dec 08, 11
According to my teen the lounge just didn’t look Christmassy enough. Er hello 7 foot Christmas tree in the room? And there was me worrying it was too big, obviously not. So I pulled on every creative brain cell I have and came up with Christmas bunting. You now the triangle flag style bunting that street parties up and is also rather fashionable in the home at the moment (apparently). Being a bit of a co-ordinated freak and actually not a lover of garish things draped around the ceiling, I managed to get purple and silver glittery wrapping paper to do the job . I am converted and it might be staying up longer than Christmas.
Dec 05, 11
I blame the Christmas tree for a sudden flurry of craftiness this month. Having to totally rethink my lounge, which is also the dining room and my office space, to fit the tree in meant a good clear out. Stuff got moved from the lounge to the ‘sort it one day’ cupboard. Which in turn meant a few boxes of stuff went to the garage. This lead to a rummage in the garage which turned up a lovely piece of purple velvet I had long forgotten about and an old picture frame that I had broken the glass in ages ago. By cheer spooky coincidence I was having a read over at Red Ted Art about drying orange slices and I spotted an article about making a fabric notice board. One old telly tubbies towel, several stables and a bits of ribbon later, I created my master piece that is perfect for my office corner of the lounge.