Tuesday, April 5, 2011

(Nothing But) Flowers

So... I know I said I was going to take a break from crafting. Well, I lied. I can't do it. I just can't. Since I decided to "give it up", I've been frickin' miserable. I can actually feel my hands ache from not making anything.

I am, however, going to cool it down a bit. Try to not throw myself completely into every project that comes my way. I do need to get back in the swing of things.

My friend Leslie just moved back to Delaware, and needed to de-clutter her belongings before her depature.
 This was her parting gift to me:

A tub full of thread!
 Totally overjoyed with happiness, my eyes glazed over staring at my tub of new thready friends. Why let this thing sit around, and go to waste? That would be wrong. I have a few pillows for my pillow project that need to be made [One for March and another for April].

Over the next few days, I'm going to get supplies together to make some of these:


I was talking to @apockylypse on the Twitter machine. She posted a pic of the flowers she's making for her wedding bouquet, and I totally loved 'em.. Me, being a fan of flowers that don't die and DIY stuff,  I inquired about the flowers. Genius. Simple, and totally adorbale. Now, I'm not getting married - these will just sit in a vase/jar/ glass cylinder - so they would be everyday nifty!  Although, I'm going to a friend's wedding in June. I might even make a bouquet out of the wedding colors, and give the bride the bouquet as a gift! (Thank goodness the bride or groom doesn't read my blog. hahaha!)

[big, painful sigh] Besides, I have a glue gun I've owned for the last 5 years that has never been opened/never been used. Shame, right? [Hangs head]

Off to water my plants! :D

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


  1. Give it up??? I couldn't even begin to try.
    If it makes you feel better though, I too own a glue gun which has never been used. You are not alone!

  2. I think I only used my teensy, tiny craft glue gun once before this project. It's been so rarely used that I never bought glue sticks for the thing (LOL). That's all going to change today because I can't finish my project until I get another glue stick.

    Can't wait to see what your flowers look like! I think the buttons make them even more unique, especially if you use all different ones. That's why I love those grab bags of buttons you can find in craft stores.

  3. Those flowers are so cute! I wish I would have made something like that for my wedding :)