One of my New Year’s resolutions, as I surveyed my crafting landscape covered in yarn, was to not start any new project that I couldn’t finish quickly. (Of course, I had started my fair entries for the Fall, because that’s how you get the ribbons - which then end up on the craft table. I may have just figured out my problem.)
I wanted to get some seasonal items to SmArt, and these little tags from Amazon were a good find. Small and quickly burned once the basics are sketched, and they’ll be useful all year as birthdays and holidays come and go!
Then I rediscovered pony beads as I was looking both for toddler activities and an organized craft for an Saturday event. Son One got a bracelet in hearts with his school colors, and my youngest thought it was fun to run from me as I tried to make him play. That’s exercise.
And they're ready for the weekend just like I am!
High impact, easy to learn, easy to teach. I tend to overthink kids’ craft activities, but I think I got this one right.
The fair entries here in Middle Tennessee begin in August. There is always a “will they or won’t they” question as to whether the State Fair will happen, like a bad sitcom. But either way, I’ve begun my swamp scene that I prepped last Fall by framing and lightly brushing with glittery black paint. The moon is made in combined strands of white and grey that I had left over from previous projects.
I finished the moon, then placed some guides for the trees and the horizon to work from. I'm excited to see how it will fill in!