Inspired

While waiting for spring to sproing, I have been inspired to get a little crafty.  And not in one of my usual ways.  It may be the lack of sleep around here, but one day I woke up and  found myself wanting to make a decorative wreath.  Like I really needed to make a clover wreath right now.  Never had the desire to make a wreath before in my life, but I decided to run with it.  A quick trip through the craft store looking for inspiration yielded some cheery and inexpensive materials.  I think I spent less than $5 for this whole project: felt, a cookie cutter, a wreath form, and some tacky glue.  I already had some fabric, ribbon, and a hot glue gun.  That’s it!

Some random thoughts about Spring:

The days are getting longer, the sun is shining a little bit brighter, and the snow seems to be turning to rain instead.

I think I spied some flower bulbs pushing their way through the soil in my flower beds.

We had a couple of windows open over the weekend, and it was so refreshing to air out the house.

I find myself craving fresh, bright colors.

I want to scrub the dark winter out of the house and welcome in the sun.

It’s still pretty grey out there, but Spring is definitely on her way.  This wreath helps with the waiting.

Looking forward to taking walks with a couple less layers on.

Thinking about using recycled yarn to make a lacy spring/summer scarf.

Trying to finish up my current socks in progress so I can start a new pair in some wildly bright yarn.

Are you ready for Spring?  How do you prepare for a change in seasons?

Day 26

Over the weekend my mom and sister threw us a baby shower!  A great collection of friends old and new turned out for the event to share in our celebration of the impending arrival.  Instead of traditional shower games (melted chocolate bars in diapers, anyone?) I thought it would be fun to set up a crafty activity and see what happened.  Fortunately my friends are all creative, fun people who dove right in!

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The craft was painting onesies.  We gathered up some brushes, fabric paint, fabric markers and freezer paper for stencils and just watched what happened.  I jokingly said that participation was mandatory, but I think it was something most people were keen to try.  Everyone was so creative, adding personal touches to their work, like my college logo, a Superman insignia for Sweetie, and of course a cute sheep. I think Peaceful Baby is going to be one stylish, original kid!

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After everyone left, we jumped in and started painting onto the leftover onesies as well.  It is super fun!  If you’re interested in trying freezer paper stencils, check out this website for a tutorial.  It would be a great way to refashion some clothes in your wardrobe, dress up a knitting bag, or personalize a gift.  There are still a couple of shirts left that need decorating…  Off I go!