Crafting

| October 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Pinterest is blowing my mind with crafting possibilities. I’m getting a panic attack hang on… okay, I’m back now. Holy geez everything from how to make silhouettes of your children out of card stock, to what to do with left over calculator paper. I don’t have calculator paper but I’m perspiring right now as I think about where the flea markets are in the area.

This is the time of year when I start wanting to craft. I love to gather ideas but I quickly become overwhelmed. Can we talk about how Martha Stewart is ruining our collective self esteem? Who out there can fill their calendar with the amount of “good things” she wants us to do?? Is anyone able to harvest the beets, churn the compost, paper machete a mummy for the Halloween party, bake an apple pie from the apples you hand-picked from your “local farmer”, sew your children’s costumes, host the Halloween party (and make sure your costume is both beautiful and clever) and sculpt a pumpkin this month??? Her to-do list is simply too much pressure. Maybe I should hire a staff.

Well here is one idea I found that is worth sharing. I have so wanted to make the boys a crown for their birthday. So I went online and found this incredibly easy tutorial on how to do it. I am not a seamstress. I don’t own a sewing machine or know how to operate one but I hand stitched it together and used a hot glue gun. That worked out great and was super easy. I had so much fun making these crowns; I made one for my friend’s children as well. The materials were inexpensive and easy to obtain at the fabric store. I hope you have as much fun as I did putting these together. Happy crafting!

http://frontierdreams.blogspot.com/2009/05/wool-felt-birthday-crown-tutorial.html

 

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About Tangled Up in Two: Page is a former struggling artist that is now struggling with twin, infant sons. She lives with her husband and dog in Oak Forest, IL. “I’ve learned a few things about Motherhood so far – I’ve learned that you’ll begin to accept that for some parts of the day you’ll be slightly damp, you can’t remember why and you'll have forgotten to do something about it. You will resign yourself to using your pants as a quick wipe cloth because going "all the way over there” is a luxury of time you cannot afford. And you just sort of get used to drinking cold coffee.” View author profile.

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