It’s been a busy few months and I can not say that I mind. I have been making things for Christmas but I can’t show you any of those latest crafts and goodies YET. But I have been by trying new things this fall that I can’t wait to share!
Learning a new Craft
Coming back to the city in August meant I could rejoin the spouse group for my husbands army unit. Because of this I got to attend some of their latest craft events, the first one being a painted sign workshop taught by a friend of mine. She used pallet wood – the more scuffed up the better and she showed us how to make a country rustic sign.
It was so fun, and if I had any room for more signs in my house I would start collecting mistints from the paint store! Think of what you could do for Christmas!! This one is rather plain, but I varathaned it and it now hangs beside my entrance door outside. I loved doing this!
Dream come true
The next event was a paint night, where they let you drink wine and paint. Now I’ve probably mentioned before that I don’t draw or paint… never have. I would have failed art in school if I had taken it, but I have always wanted to do a paint night. Turns out I did ok… the wine helped immensely!
If you have never done one, you drink with friends and get instructions from an actual painter on how to create these pictures. I was amazed at my work but even more stunned by the other ladies in the room! Quite a show of skilled women! I wasn’t sure what to do with mine once I brought it home, but my youngest daughter insisted that I hang in her room, so I did!
Taking an idea and running with it
But what paint night really did for me was inspire me to create a needle felted piece of the same picture! I totally love it and have since mounted it on canvas too.
So those are the latest crafts (dare I call them art?) that I wanted to share! Stay tuned in late December or early January for the crafts I can’t share yet! I am hugely proud of some of the stuff I have done!
PS I hope your holiday season is WONDERFUL!