February 10, 2013 by admin
Aside from kid-centered crafts, I don’t really make things. I try to, but then I get all excited about the shopping for the stuff I’m making that I end up with a whole pile of cool crafting stuff and then I run out of steam. Sometimes I put it in a box to make it look organized but then years later I still have a whole box of “felt-animal crafting” or “learn-to-sew” stuff peering down at me from the back of the closet. So when Lyndsey from The Stationery Place organized a handmade Valentine’s card exchange, I couldn’t help but get excited. This was a craft with a purpose and a deadline so it was totally something I could do. I stopped at Impress and Paper Source and came home with stamp pads, washi tape and cute little papers and envelopes. I noticed that Assemble Shop online was having a sale so I ordered the cutest recipe-themed stamps. I thought I was going to make some kind of card with a recipe theme: what better way to get to know people you don’t know, right?
Only, I didn’t get my act together before I went away on vacation with my family. And so this craft ended up in my suitcase.
And when I got to my destination I thought about my friends back at home and what I like most about hanging out with them. And sometimes, all we do is just chat over a big cup of tea. So my recipe theme changed a bit. I even stopped at a local grocery store and slipped in a bag of tea in each one.
It was so peaceful crafting on a patio overlooking palm trees and water, I even mailed them before the deadline. I might just get into this crafting thing.
(Mahalo Lyndsey! I hope you have a fantastic time when you go on your vacation too!)