What was cooking in my world this past weekend?Well, it was supposed to be Craft Camp at the lake. That's the weekend each summer when my friend Kate and I go to the cottage, take way more art supplies than we'll ever be able to use, and make art, in between trips to the farm market, and if it is very nice, time in the sun.
Well, when it was going to be low 60s and rain this weekend, we decided to stay home and do Craft Camp in my family room! We watched the Ted Kennedy ceremonies from funeral to burial, apart from some time off to have very late lunch at Bravo! (Of course, there were antic "play with the cat" times throughout the day!
Kate finished her shrine to color and made some beautiful jewelry. She's a wizard with that.
I got a ton of prep-work done (canvases gessoed, etc.) and did up a bunch of tags.
I'm really into the tag thing lately, I guess because they make fun bookmarks, too.
I don't know if I'll be doing a winter sale or not, but I figured if I do, they're nice stocking stuffers or good teacher gifts. And if I don't, I know they'll find homes! (My images came from bits and bobs of everything including The Vintage Workshop, above. That very cute baby below came from one of Joanne's collage sheets! Thank you!)
I also had some mini-composition journals that I worked on. I loved these -- wish I had bought more at the time and may well go back, though I'll never get the same great deal!
It felt good to do something creative lately. Not that baking, knitting, and other odds and ends aren't creative.
But there's nothing like paper and glue to cheer a girl up!