Thursday, March 27, 2008

Feeling Crafty Again

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, I love crafting.  Making things with my hands is more than time-passing entertainment, it is an actual need.  Since Tree Faerie’s birth, I’ve done a lot less crafting because I’ve had less time.  Plus, it is really difficult to actually finish a craft project when pieces of your project keep disappearing or being strewn all over the room by a very curious toddler. 

 

If I go too long without crocheting, sewing, or making anything, I get jittery and irritable.  Speaking as a former smoker, it is much like withdrawal.  When I start to get that itch, I know that creating something will ease the itch.  Sometimes just researching craft ideas helps, but usually I have to actually start a project.  Since I’m wonderful at starting projects but not finishing them, I’ve kept my eyes open for less time-consuming projects to scratch the itch.  When I look at a project, I try to determine how much time the project will actually take and whether or not I can realistically complete the project.  I have quite a running list of projects I’d like to try when I have the time to start and finish them.

 

Well, I just found a new project to add to my list.  Parent Hacks had a link on Monday to Three Sneaky Bugs’ instructions for making your own felt board.  I plan to make Tree Faerie her own framed chalk board because she loves the one at her doctor’s office, and I think this will compliment it nicely!  Plus, whenever I get the urge to do something crafty, I can always cut out more felt shapes to do different scenes on the felt board. 

 

Oh, wait.  I just found “magnetic paint.”  Hmmm…  They even have magnetic chalkboard paint.  Hmmm…  The wheels are turnin’!

 

On a side note – I also found this site this morning that I will certainly be revisiting.  Since I can’t log into anything Google-related from work, I’m using this post to mark the site until I can get home and add it to my Google Reader list.  If you go to the link, check out the post from Friday, March 21st.

 

3 comments:

namaste said...

your crafting for an itch sounds like a good plan. maybe you've done so already, but you should post pics of some of your completed crafts. i'd love to see them.

i bet almost 100 percent of the american workforce is surfing the net every day like us. it's great! ;)

~m

threesneakybugs said...

Yes, please post pics. I'd love to see one of the felt board. It's neat to see everyone's renditions.

XYZinn said...

I never have time to craft anymore. I want to get my kids scrapbooks done, but it is impossible with a 2 1/2 year old. She always wants to "help."