This whole moving into a new house has really set my craft fire…um…on fire. (English major? Nope, not I. I mean, not me. See? Also – is that irony? I don’t even know anymore.)
And wow. That was the world’s biggest non-sequitor ever. This post has absolutely nothing to do with English, grammar, or vocabulary.
But since you brought it up…
Back to the subject at hand. Moving into a house and more specifically, decorating said house.
That’s pretty much all I want to do these days. I suppose this is what they call “nesting”? And no, mom, this doesn’t mean that kids are next on the list. Or even on list anywhere for that matter, so get that idea right out of your head.
I’m talking about building my own nest. For me and me alone.
One of the (many) perks to living alone is that you can do whatever you want, whenever you want and this includes decorating.
I’m not sure a man would love the bright red floor in my laundry room like I do. Nor would he probably go on and on about how adorable my new floormats are.
But, since this man is imaginary, I don’t have to ask his permission before I spend $7 on a cheap-o foam mat at Walmart and Mod Podge some kitschy cute fabric on top of it.
And I can go on and on about the cuteness factor and I am even allowed to throw in the occasional “oh my god this was so EASY and CHEAP” comment into casual conversation.
I used Mod Podge outdoor for the top coat so they are even waterproof. So I can splash dishwater all over the place and it won’t even matter. What, you don’t do that?
So here’s what I mean when I say “mini” crafts. I am not using mini in the size-sense of the word, which is actually the only sense of the word there is, I think. But I mean in the time-sense. Is there a time-sense of that word?
These crafts don’t take long, is what I mean. But you knew that.
I got these tiny glass vases for approximately negative 4 cents (my point: they were cheap), and used this tutorial to put them together while sitting on my porch swing watching listening to t
he birds chirping in my trees large tractors ripping up my street.
The destruction that happens from 7-5 Monday through Friday is really cutting into my porch swing enjoyment time. Jerks.
I’m still swinging though. It takes more than a caterpillar to get me off this swing, kids. It might be my favorite spot in my house.
Anyway, the buttons were easy to make using just buttons (duh) and craft wire. And they made me feel productive while I was sitting on a swing on a lovely afternoon.
Is this what is called a win-win situation? Is there a different word for that? I’m not good with vocabulary, remember.
Do you like to undertake long projects or are you more into the short and sweet, instant gratification ones? I can go both ways. I love the sense of accomplishment of finishing a really long and difficult project, but I am so results driven that I need some of the short and sweets to keep me going.