years ago I found this book in my mothers stash.
she said that she had purchased it when we lived in upstate New York. She worked at a little bookstore while she was pregnant with me, and then after I was born while my father was stationed there (navy). I have had it for a few years, and decided that this month the boys and I would start crafting TOGETHER. I do so much sewing on my own, that I think I have monopolized the DIY gene in this house. Our first project was simple, took us less than an hour, and provided a number of imagination expanders.
each day I will take a pic of the how to, and our finished results as well as construction time. A few of them we started early because they take a little while to get going, like growing an avocado seed. But others are spur of the moment.
there is a charm in these simple crafts. They are ageless. Case in point, whenever I tell my mom about something I have found on the internet to make she says, “we did that in the 60’s!” yes, even Martha Stewart got her crafts from previously published works, but she put a spin on it that made it modern.
cutting scrapbook paper with the help of legos and kittens isn’t quite to the Martha Stewart empire, but then, that’s not where I want to be either.
The boys had fun and we accomplished it in our pajamas. The lacey paper cuttings are fun blowing in the breeze of the thunder storms. I will start a section on the DIY page for these crafts, which I thank my mom and the original author Amy Wiseman for.