11.04.2010

CRAFTING adventures

I've been in a crafty mood lately. Don't worry, I don't mean crafty like evil crafty, but crafty like I just want to craft all day. I've been giving into the urge and have been spray painting frames, making Christmas decorations, playing with clay, and I also have plans to finally get around to decorating our bedroom starting with an upholstered headboard. I've found that crafting is such a stress reliever. I'm hooked. All the DIY projects that I've been bookmarking on blogs for the last 3 years are finally going to get done. Who knew.


excuse the shadows- I'm not a photographer
This wreath took me a year to complete... okay, maybe it was just 4 days, but it felt like a year. With all the time it took to make and trim each yarn pom pom, I am so happy that I did it. It is such a fun Christmas decoration. I think I'm going to have to make one to have up year-round.

I've also been wanting to play with clay for a while. I actually asked for polymer clay for Christmas last year, and I got it, but hadn't touched it yet. I kept thinking of a forest of white clay trees so a friend and I got together last week and started building trees. The terror that I am in the kitchen, I ended up burning the clay in the oven and had to paint them with 7 coats of white acrylic paint. Crafting is an adventure. I'm not quite sure where these trees are going to live or if more will sprout up around them, but playing with clay is too much fun to not do it again. I am so glad the time, energy, and desire to craft has returned to me!

6 comments:

Jewels said...

I love to be crafty too! You're right about it being a stress reliever, I love the feeling of accomplishment that comes when I finally finish something. Mostly I scrapbook, because scrapping tends to be a short-term project that I can cram into my busy schedule.

I've never worked with clay before, but your trees are lovely! I'm really diggin the pom-pom wreath too. Great job!

Ms. Givens said...

Your little tree is so cool!

Brigitte said...

LOVE the trees. How is it that your dearest isn't trying to eat them?!

Heidi Jo said...

Jewels- It's so nice to have a stress reliever that leaves us with a fun product!

Ms. Givens- Thanks!!

Sister- Thanks- I put them out of her reach. And she isn't crawling or anything yet so she can't get to anything on her own.

Corynne Escalante said...

i love the clay trees! love them! and i have heard that making pom-poms is quite the undertaking. good job!

KaTie said...

thanks for the awesome decor ideas! i already bought some organic yarn to create some fun ornaments to adorn friend & family gifts with. I experimented and made 3 pom pom's tonight. =)
And, I love the white clay! My brain wheels are turning as i try and figure out what I could make with it!

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