When my kids were little, I used to make things all of the time. I was at the craft store every other week. I had a whole big box just filled with craft supplies. I made everything and I loved to decorate my house with the things that I had made. I found crafting was very calming and a great way to fill my time when my kids were in school.
When I read blogs and saw all of the wonderful thing people were making, it made me want to get creative again .I don't know why I ever stopped crafting. I had not made a thing in years. I actually have more time on my hands now than I did before. I figured it would be a great thing to get back into.
I had so much fun making this wreath. I guess I didn't realize how much I missed making things. There is nothing like the satisfaction of completing a project and saying "Hey, I made that!"
My supplies. I dug my glue gun out of the attic.
See the initial there? I painted it thinking I would put it on the wreath somewhere and I ended up not liking the way it looked. Maybe I will use it for something else.
I always line up my items before I glue them in to see if that's where I actually want them
I use the thinnest wire possible when making bows. It is more flexible and easy to work with.
The finished product. As soon as I finished, my daughter and my mother asked me to make them one too. I guess I will be busy.
I had some leaves left over and wanted to do something with them. I glued three together then weighted them down over night so they would lie flat and I am using them under my votive holders.
Even though I have not done any crafting, I usually always make a fresh flower arrangement every week or two. I always enjoy that.
I cant wait to try some new projects now. When I went to get supplies for my wreath, I ended up going to two different stores. I was thinking of more than one project at a time and I got overwhelmed. I walked out of the first store with nothing. I wasn't even going to bother. I forced myself to go to the other store craft store and just concentrate on materials for the wreath. That did the trick. I just put it together in my mind and it was easy.I will stick to just one thing at a time from now on.
In other news, I leave for NYC today. I am still debating which of the 26 shirts, 7 sweaters, 8 pairs of shoes ( I am still debating on adding a 9th, my boots) are staying. I have been debating since last night and still have not come up with a solution, only that I want to add another shirt. I am ridiculous.
After my last trip, believe me, there are flat shoes in the mix.
I also have all of my workout clothes and sneakers packed too. I plan on hitting the gym every day. I still have not added my beauty products. I cant zipper my suitcase. Maybe I should just bring nothing and buy a whole new wardrobe there? That would be a great concept. Honey are you reading this?
Have a great day!