We did some paper craft today and it links in to two posts I have read recently but I'll get to that in a mo.
Firstly I covered some reclaimed embroidery thread boxes to put my recycled wall covering note cards in;
They look really rather good and with two possible craft fairs coming up before Christmas are good to add to my 'stock'.
Amanda posted today about crafting with her children and I have to agree with her, it's not as enjoyable as one might think. I find it easier now they have there own craft 'stash' or I fill a box with select things from my stash that they may share, therefore they don't need to even be near anything I don't want them to touch. I am a bit of a control freak though and find it hard not to
Then Dottycookie mentioned the rumour in blogland that we edit out all the messy bits. Well, I may try (sometimes) but lets be honest if I edited out all the mess there would be nothing left. See;
This is one of Elizabeth's creations;
This is Francesca's, a kind of summery christmas birthday extravoganza;
Nathaniel went with a green theme;
I did try with some stiff wire and some red buttons to thread them together to make a heart shaped tree decoration but sadly it just didn't work. The wire was too stiff to get through by hand and when I got the wire working tools on it it just broke. So I either need some thinner for fingers or thicker for pliers. Any advice would be lovely.
Nathaniel was truly bemused by my struggling and gathered the disgarded bits and pieces and threaded them all together. It was lovely to watch him concentrate with the snot and dribble rolling down his chin;