Tuesday, November 23, 2010

i've created a monster

a craft monster.

Ever since he was super little we've always done crafty stuff. It was always my plan to get him interested in doing projects (preparing for school) and to keep him contained for more than 3 minutes at a time.

But now at 5 he follows me around the house (I can't shake him- seriously I've tried. He even stands outside my door while I'm in the bath) talking non-stop about all his crafty ideas. And he has lots of ideas and talks fast (and the faster he talks the harder he is to understand). He loves making anything (in fact he asked for "science" from Santa). I asked him, what is science? And he said, "you know making stuff and testing stuff".

As I type he's standing next to me holding a chipboard aligator, an acrylic bird, a felt bear sticker, a felt rocket, and a chipboard thing that says 'on cloud 9' and asking me if he can scrapbook.

Like what the heck, (first off where did you find these precious items?). I wanted to get you interested in crafts but NOT scrapbooking. Mommy scrapbooks and doesn't like to share. Can I tell him scrapbooking is only for girls? Just kidding of course.

Monday, November 8, 2010

the way my brain works

is that I get a project idea in my head and I want to make it happen.

Well unfortunately it's 9:30pm on a Monday night and Wal-Mart isn't open for it's 24 hour christmas shopping yet. It's just me, my big ideas, and this blog (and my husband watching some lame show and everyone else nestled all snug in their beds).

This year I've decided that everyone is going to get a special handmade gift from me (of course they'll get other gifts as well- just in case what I turn out makes it on Craftastrophe- you know 'because handmade isn't always pretty.'

Well I found this post and now I'm on a mission to make a fairy house or 2. I already have a small bottle but I'd also like to do something with salt dough as well. Check this out this one. We are getting the little one Tinkerbell 2 and I've already picked up some of those micro mini Disney fairies. So small that for most 2.5-year olds it's probably a big no-no. But my girl loves all things little and she is really good about her little toys too. I can't wait to see if I can pull this off to give the fairies and littlest pet shops a nice little home.

Still working on ideas for the little man but check out this- wow!