A week or so ago, I had some creative people at my house. They got busy working in the box of sewing room cast offs. Old spools of thread, odd pieces of ribbon and lace, discarded tape measures, buttons, seam rippers were all put to use. The creative idea was borrowed from a photo I saw on Facebook and shared with my friends.
They arrived with empty wreath forms in hand and stuff from their sewing rooms. They dove right in and got busy wrapping wire wreaths with ribbon or lace to give the hot glue or white glue a place to “stick”. White glue was a safer choice for my grandchildren to use, while the adults used hot glue. In just over 2 hours many awesome wreaths were created.
It was fun to see what everyone came up with. NOTE – all the thread spools are considered OLD and not worth using for sewing. I had a great time watching the creative process. I really appreciated my friends willingness to work alongside 3 grandchildren. I’m not sure who had the most fun.
I shared the wreath I made right before my last cruise, simply as an example of what was possible.
After everyone left, I started to play in the bins of buttons and came up with this little project done on a 4×6 canvas with hot glue.
Have you taken a different approach to crafts lately?
Note…learning to type again while the long finger is splinted….tough for an old bird who learned to touch type at 14!. Hunting and pecking with the right hand for 6-8 weeks. Improving daily, but have been banging the end inadvertently and that isn’t any fun! UPDATE – the knitted mitten has been completed. Can’t wait to try it. It will off a little extra protection when I am doing things I shouldn’t. 🙂