Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Getting Crafty

I've always been a fan of creative, handmade items, from scrapbooks to cards, etc. so I spent a little time dedicated to being creative this past weekend. I went to Michaels and Joann's (haha, sounds like I'm referring to people not stores) to pick up supplies and I made my first book thong and clothespin geisha dolls!

And yes...my friend and I had a great time joking about our handmade glass-beaded thongs.

I must admit it's been a while since I've sat down to just solely concentrate on a craft project (I am the queen of multi-tasking), so it was a bit of a practice in patience for me (hence why there's only one book thong and two geishas thus far). It was a nice break in my usual routine though, and these beaded book thongs will definitely serve their purpose with me always having so many books and the habit of reading several books at the same time.

the geisha goodies

craft hands... (that need a manicure)

my first geishas! on my 15.4" laptop to give you an idea of how tiny & cute they are
my first book thong, made with my name & heart charms

my beaded book thong and my diary...
my book thong "in action" with some of my current reads

and lastly, a sneaky snapshot of me absorbed in reading, lol
I have so many goals & priorities that I've set for myself, but it's nice to just sit & create, it's inspiring & refreshing. In the future, when I have kids of my own, I'd love to be able to spend time with them & show them the joy of being creative. Wow...that sounded cheesy, but you know what I mean, & it's 4 a.m. & off to be for this doll. :)

1 comment:

  1. awww i love this entry!

    sooo soo cool - and i love the photos!!! good job
    ^5 i'm proud of you my lil multitasker!


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