Here in Tucson, it doesn't feel much like fall has arrived. We are still in the 90's and that doesn't usually change until the end of October. Despite this, I love all things autumn, so I am willing to pretend the leaves are changing, and there is a chill in the air.
We are about a month out from Halloween, and it is time to get crafty. My inspirations are skulls/skeltons (always a favorite)
and this little guy:
There is just something so sweet, yet so subtly disturbing about him. How can you not love that?
How exciting, my first entry on my new blog! My goal is to chronicle my crafting adventures, although I am sure some of my other interests may just end up here as well. For all of you reading (hi husband!), thank you for your support and I hope you enjoy.
So, lets dispel a misconception about crafting. Crafting is not just for old women. I am not (that) old, and I would not consider my work fussy or old fashion. Crafting can be modern, it can be innovative, and it can be fun.
Arts and crafts time was always a favorite as a little girl, but I lost touch with my craftiness during high school and college. What brought me back around? A little thing like my wedding. I spent a lot (perhaps too much?) time on different projects for the day. Although weddings are hell, I actually very much enjoyed the crafting part of it. I was able to forget about whatever (or whoever) was bothering me and spend some time creating something unique and pretty. Take a look at some of the items I made:
Pictured above: Custom made programs bound with raffia and tissue packets wrapped with tissue paper and raffia. This picture, as with all of my amazing wedding pictures, were taken by the very talented Sergio Photographer.
Super crappy low quality image of my favor boxes. My advice to people doing wedding projects, or even just crafting, take lots of good pictures when you still have the items!