Friday, March 03, 2006

List Friday: Craft Confessions

I loved the Pomegranates idea for List Friday this week, so I’m participating for the first time. The topic is Arts & Crafts, as in list the arts & crafts things you have done in the past “when you didn’t know better”. You know, the school/scouts/mom/kits variety. We're poking fun at these, but I do feel that arts and crafts are fun to do at any age for any reason and support them fully just for the sake of doing something creative. I started making my list in my head as I went to sleep Monday night. I found a couple of pictures, so here we go…

1. Shrinky dinks- LOVED those! I thought I saw that they were back.

2. Stained glass animals, houses, you name it. I loved putting those tiny little beads of glass into the mold with a toothpick and watching them melt through the oven window.

3. Sun prints with my grandmother. She used to make cards out of them that were quite lovely.

4. Little tiny boxes folded out of old Christmas cards

5. Seed/shell/rock pictures



6. Paper mache anything! I loved the smell of the flour “glue” and dipping the strips of newspaper into it. Then wrapping the paper around a balloon. Ah, the memoriesJ

7. Just a few years ago my mother and I made a gingerbread house out of Fimo clay.

8. Friendship bracelets. The kind with the funky patterns out of embroidery floss.

9. Those little safety pin thingies where you put beads on the safety pin and then attach to your shoe. What the?!

10. Frosted Styrofoam Easter eggs that my mother made each year. Here’s a pic. It’s the small egg in the foreground of the picture. Has anyone seen these before? I remember them so well. Of course I’m blinking in the picture (see SPT Blinker). And what’s the crazy looking cat/bunny easter basket. Yikes!!
11. Here’s my candy entry. It’s a wreath with candy people on it. This was done only a couple of years ago (when I did know better) inspired by none other than Mizz Stewart. Is that good enough for extra points? Hehe.

So there you have it!

7 comments:

la vie en rose said...

what fun memories. i also remember those yarn dream catcher things and the yarn covered hangers. those where the days...

melba said...

Wow. Your post made me smile from ear to ear; friendship braclets! saftey pins with beads! We must be the same age;we did all the same things. Your are so cute! I love how you jump in to all these challenges. You inspire me!

Loretta said...

safety pins with beads - we made those at sleepaway camp and traded them to put on our hats. I maybe the only person who never did papier mache. thanks for playing, your list is awesome!

Lilli said...

Hi...You were asking about freehand stitching: I've heard that it's something that gets easier with practise. I've seen some amazing, amazing things done with this technique, on quilts and clothing. Freehand stitching has a lot in common with the current Doodling trend in SB. Were you interested in it for paper, or fabric?

Agnes said...

Aw, you look so cute and happy in those pictures. We may move on to greater things but I don't think we'll ever get more satisfaction.

Lilli said...

Hi again...

I just realized that I've been calling it the wrong thing. It's "free motion", not "free hand". I did mine with the sewing machine, but you could do it by hand, too. What would you be more comfortable with?

Lazy cow said...

I forgot about shrinky dinks!
The photos of you as a child crafting are lovely.