Rainy Saturday Projects
It seems as though it is perpetually raining around here lately (thus, the subpar photos). The upside to a rainy day? An excuse to stay inside and craft it up. Last Saturday, I grabbed this bull by the horns and knocked some stuff off my to-do list. First, broomstick lace. I don’t have a broomstick lace pin or a large knitting needle, so I used the next best thing. A turkey baster.
I really enjoy this technique, so I’m guessing I’ll invest in a pin or a few knitting needles. I can’t be seen in public with the business end of a turkey baster. Can I? Anyway, I made a few bracelets:
I also made this headband, which I love. I followed this excellent tutorial by Cami over at You Seriously Made That. As you may or may not know, I have hair issues and Penny likes to eat ribbon by the yard, so I changed things up a bit to suit my
flaws needs. I hot-glued the whole works to a piece of felt, then glued that to a headband. I’m definitely making more of these.
Last up, mini weaving necklace pendants that I found Skip to my Lou. Now, this says it’s a kid craft – great for kids or teenagers with good fine motor skills. So, I thought this was an excellent and easy project that my brother and I could do. We are both adults. We had some issues. The weaving part was fine, but the ironing and glueing part was a little difficult (it does say that an adult should do this part). It was tricky getting all the loose ends folded under, and you can see that the sides look a little wonky. Being a perfectionist, this bothers me. But, I still really like how they look, so next time I think I’ll finagle a way that I can wrap the weaving around some board or plastic canvas to keep everything nice and neat.
Ta-da! Now I just have to find chains to string them on. What do you do on rainy weekends? I imagine everyone my age is partying it up, doing something fantastic/exciting/adventurous. And I’m at home knee-deep in crafts. Dork.