I want to be crafty. Really, honestly, truly, I do.
But I’m not.
I don’t know if it’s lack of skill, lack of innate ability, or lack of confidence, but much as I would like to be a arts and crafts kind of girl, I’m just not. I seem to have a predisposition to not following instructions. When this is accompanied with a general lack of talent, the results just aren’t pretty.
I’m OK with it, mostly. I can sing. I can act. I can direct a choir. Just don’t ask me to paint the sets or sew the robes. Read more...
Nicholas and I enjoyed making window stars this morning. You can find a simple tutorial here.
He then made a Christmas tree transparency by using star and hole punches to punch holes in a Christmas tree and then gluing a sheet of yellow kite paper behind it. It looks beautiful in the sunshine, but unfortunately, all we got was a rainy cold picture!
If I do say so myself.
While working on the Advent book- and it’s almost done! YAY!- I suddenly had a brainflash about my dirty beeswax crayons. Complete non sequitor, I know. This is the way my brain works.
I thought to myself, if Goo Gone works to remove crayons from the tables, walls, other toys, and whatever else my toddler decides will make a good substitute for paper, maybe it would work to clean up my grungy crayons.
And OH MY GOSH! it did! Read more...
Felt Make-a-jack o’ lantern
Sponge painted candy corn and see-inside jack o’ lantern cyclops
Jack o’ lantern window transparency
Beeswax owl and tree from Autumn Seasons of Joy