Getting crafty

Back in the day, I was a great crafter.

Actually that’s a lie. I have always tried hard and put forth great effort, and produced decent-ish little cutesies, but things never seem to turn out exactly how they are in my brain.

But sometimes, I get on Pinterest, and get in trouble. I get the crafting bug. This often seems to happen in inconvenient times, like busy weeks or when I’m sick or when I’m at work. Clearly those aren’t good times to pack up and head to HobLob.

Today happened to be one of those days where I just wanted to make something. Since we all know I’m not the most confident cook in the world (though I did make Matt rice crispy treat again last night), I decided cooking and subjecting mom, dad and the bros to my food wouldn’t be a good idea. It being a Sunday meant my craft store of choice, Hobby Lobby, was closed. I was sufficiently bummed, but decided to craft later in the week (taking a chance the crafty bug would strike again). I called mom as I was leaving work and she gave me the best news of the night. Michael’s was having a sale, and she was on her way to meet my mom, grandma, aunts and cousins to go. My mom is not a crafter so this must have been a great sale, because she is a deal-finder (for which I am thankful, by the way). I get to my aunt’s, we all load up in her ‘burb, and to Michael’s to go. I wish I would have got a picture of my basket, or my mom’s, or the car. Needless to say, we bought a lot.

Most of my purchases were clearly going to be used for the projects occupying my brain space. I got a small glittery tree for my desk and some yarn to give to my friend Cassandra, who is super talented and is making me slippers. She made me a shrug that is perfect for AmPo games too! Anyway. I also bought lots of paint, a hot glue gun (my first one – shocker- pink and zebra), bells, ornaments, a foam wreath, ribbon and some other random small things that I can’t remember.

I got home and suddenly got very nervous. I had just spent a lot of money on a lot of crafts that I am historically not the best at. I couldn’t wait though, so I immediately started crafting.

I’m proud to say that two entire projects are completed tonight. The other three are laying in my floor drying. I’ll try to post pictures when they’re done, if they turn out as cute as these:

That’s a bow. It’s going on top of my Christmas tree this weekend (my tree is white with mainly pink decorations). I made that bow. By. My. Self.

That’s a wreath, with bells, and a bow. I don’t know where it’s going yet. Probably on the wall closest to my tree. Maybe by my bed. I’ll figure it out later. All that matters is once again, I made it.

Accomplishment: I didn’t burn myself on the hot glue gun.

So there you have it folks. I had a productive an crafty evening. I just hope the crafty bug stays long enough to finish the projects taking up my floor!

A few things I want to make:

A headband holder. I have a ridiculous obsession with things in my hair. Minimal effort, maximum cute, that’s where it’s at.

A horseshoe wreath. It fits my family well. Now to find horseshoes…

Pizza balls. They seem simple. I just need the confidence to try cooking again! Haha.

That’s all. If you have any easy crafty or food-making suggestions, send them my way!!


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