In January I posted my commitment to producing crafts. I didn't fail. I just sort of forgot that I had started this blog - a testament to how interesting I find myself, I suppose.
Anyway, I have completed a few things so here we go:
I started collecting postage stamps when I was about 9 or 10 years old. I have several albums full of them and then when I got older and less interested, I still collected them. Rather, my Mom and various aunts collected them and sent them to me by the ziplock bag full.
I threw this old brass lamp out. I eyeballed it sitting there on the street for several hours before I went back to retrieve it due to overwhelming guilt. I can't stand throwing out something that works. Even if I have no need or want for it. I think there's a hoarder inside of me trying to get out. So I got the lamp and took it into my craft room and stared at it for a while and then thought, "hey, cover it in postage stamps!" It's not like I don't have enough. I could decoupage my entire den in them and still have enough left over to decoupage YOUR den, too. So I spent a weekend back in February modpodging stamps all over the lamp and now I totally dig it. I'm struggling with the black shade and will likely buy a different color if it continues to bug me, but I really like the lamp. Lesson to be learned here: Hoarding isn't such a bad thing. This lamp could have been laying in a landfill by now not biodegrading and taking up space on our planet. Now it's rockin' the guest room night stand, instead!
In March, I knitted these hats using the loom that my friend, Libby, turned me on to. I have so much left over yarn that I won't use for a project so I decided I would start loom knitting these hats and in the Fall I will take them to the homeless shelter to be distributed when it gets cold. I get rid of my yarn AND get to feel all good about myself for doing something to help people who aren't as fortunate.
So, it's May and I didn't do anything crafty in May that I can think of. I suppose that means I'll have to crank out a couple of things this month to play catch up. I'm not sure what it will be. I've been wanting to crank out a batch of soap and I really want to tile the top of kitchen island with something cool -- a mosaic or resin embedded with funky stuff. I'm a quarter of the way through May so I had better get cranking!