SOoo, I am probably going to get a cyber spanking for this, but last spring I agreed to participate in Craft it Forward. AND I have since spent the last year feeling super guilty for not holding up my end of the bargain! Without the pressures of yard work I have LOADS of time to be making things right now.
Right? In theory anyways… ha
Last April I joined in when Boomdeeadda held her own Craft it Forward. If you follow her blog you know that she is an exuberant talent at paper crafts. I mean really really good. I was bowled over at the package she sent me in the mail, very quickly I might add- I mean who needs a whole year to get ready for this? (me!)
Inside that pretty little box was this paper cupcake, which sits on the shelf in my craft room above where I work.
Don’t the paper flowers look like fondant icing? I want to eat it!! Mmmmm.
There were some pretty little magnets inside this adorable box.
If you would like to ‘Craft it Forward’ with me – the rules are very simple:
- The first five people to comment here will receive a handmade gift from me at some point during 2014…. Hopefully soon!
- You won’t know when, and you won’t know what, but I can assure you that it will happen…. EVENTUALLY!
- I will email you for your snail mail address so it will be private. It will be big, and it will be COD! Just kidding.
- As one of the famous five you have to agree to do the same for five other people
Wait a minute, you might be thinking that I am not a crafter or what ever… I can assure you that I do make the odd thing here and there. When I add up all the things I have made in the last little while it actually looks like more than I thought! I have been in a fibre arts guild for 13 years which has kept me learning new things even when I haven’t had a lick of spare time. When I was beginning to start a blog I couldn’t decide between having an art blog- to keep myself motivated or a gardening blog to do the same. The gardening blog won because I thought that over all am more likely to spend most of my time gardening. It’s safe to say that gardening makes me slightly happier but I wish I could spend equal time doing both.
Here is a random assortment of things that I have made recently.
A piece I made with painted fabric
What I am working on now: Paper Cloth
Rain: Stitched on painted fabric
Fabric I dyed this summer
Heart Dish cloths- The only thing I can knit.
A baby blanket for my niece.
Made one for each of my children.
A stitched seed packet
Acrylic on canvas
A felted rock
Graffiti flowers on canvas
A zipper flower
I really hope that there will be 5 of you out there somewhere interested in participating! If I don’t have any participants I do have a back up plan. I am going to send my top 5 overall commenters a gift. My Numero Uno commentor is going to receive something anyways for just being so plain awesome and that is Boomdeeadda herself!! Yup! She is my top commenter with 147 comments that always manage to make me laugh.
This is what I wrote to Boomdee last year when I received her package and you can be this excited too if you join in!
OMG!@!!! I JUST GOT IT!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I love it. It is so beautiful! Everyone in my family thinks it is amazing! The box, I am going to frame somehow. It’s awesome! I love the way you embellish and pack, and the xo’s on the box and pretty tissue paper. What a surprise on a snowy wet April day!! The magnets and the cupcake will have a special place in my craft room.
xoxoxo You’re the BOMB.
Keep Craft’n it Forward!