I enjoy doing anything creative. I recently started buying materials to do paper crafts. My daughter is having a baby girl soon and I will be making her a bouquet of flowers out of tissue paper. I like that idea because they won’t wilt and she would be able to keep them longer and decorate the baby’s room with them. I found many YouTube videos for paper flowers using tissue paper, crepe paper, and scrapbook paper.
I’m also crocheting a blanket for the baby. It is just about done. It has a yellow center and stripes of white, green and pink. I can’t decide if I want to crochet a flower or a butterfly to go in the center. What do you think? See picture…
I am also making Christmas presents for my family. I like to use knitting looms a lot for scarves, hats, bathmats, washcloths, placemats and runners. Crochet kitchen towels and bath scrubbies. Make novelty boxes out of scrapbook paper and file folders. My family also likes eatable gifts too. I usually make no-bake cookies and old fashioned cinnamon rock candy. My kids always request those goodies every year. I posted those recipes for you!
I have made lots of jewelry also. I can make earrings and bracelets pretty fast. My favorite materials to work with are glass beads, memory wire, and fishhook earring findings. I am self-taught and have mastered the techniques for attaching headpins to findings. It is a little difficult at first and takes time to get the technique down. One of my favorite types of jewelry to make is chain maille. I love the way the rosettes look in a bracelet and earrings.
I have so many interests in the crafting world (new and old) and so little time. I’m sure you can all relate. LOL
Have a wonderful day!