Friday, March 20, 2009

A Night of Creativity

A four day craft hiatus has ended. Since last Sunday, after coming home from work, cooking dinner, grocery shopping and cleaning, I would sit on the couch to relax but just couldn't. I needed to do something...craft creative! Unfortunately nothing sparked my interest. I couldn't think of a new project and none of my works in progress appealed to me.

That is until last night.

My husband went bowling and with the house to myself (and the dogs), I went into the craft room and...well went crazy!! I set up the sewing machine to finally finish a shirt I started months ago. Then I plugged in the glue gun, brought out the paint, canvas and cork board squares and set up shop in the kitchen.

I started by squirting green paint on the canvas and with quick paint strokes, the canvas was covered. During the drying time I laid out the fabric, pinned on the pattern and cut out the extra pieces needed to finish the shirt. By the time all the pieces of fabric was ready to sew, the canvas was dry. So I placed the cork board on the canvas and marked where I wanted it. Using 3 glue sticks I secured the cork board to the canvas. Back to the shirt....I assembled and hemmed every last piece and tried it on. Everything looked great except for the sleeves, I looked like a football player and had to go back to the drawing board.

Instead, I went back to the cork board and decided to jazz it up with some paint details. Some green on the edges and Daisy's on two of the corners. By then I had a solution to the sleeves, I would run cotton thread through the hem and bunch it up into a cute puff more Jettson's space sleeves. In two hours two projects complete!!!

You would think that would be the end to my madness, but no I stayed up till 1am crocheting a poncho with a ball of yarn I purchased 2 summers ago.

My creativity is back and I feel great!!!

Pictures of the finished projects will be posted as soon as I can see straight and the dark circles under my eyes have disappeared.

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