Last night I got some much needed crafting time. In all honesty, it was a craft-athon. I worked on a few birthday gifts, made bracelets, decoupaged notebooks, and even did some design work on a wallet I recently acquired for a dollar.
I probably would not have done so much (and stayed up until 4am) had I not been completely obligated to go check out Texarkana's new Dollar Tree. My sister-in-law and I went to town there. She was a bit more responsible than I, since she had a list of projects and supplies she was looking for, but when you go to a dollar store and spend $40 on supplies, you're in for a night of making.
I got the idea for my wallet from …Love Megan, the bracelets I found on Pinterest, and of course the notebooks weren't that hard to think up so really they were an opportunity to just apply style. I will show you how I made the bracelets, but let me warn you, there has to be a better way.
|these turned out a lot messier than what I had hoped, but sometimes you just can't hand-make something and not have it look handmade (and sometimes, that's the point)|
|the crafts of the night, minus the birthday gifts, of course|
|so I guess I'm set for the upcoming semester... (minus the dreaded books)|
|my new wallet couldn't look as though it belongs with my things any more than it does|
Thoughts on making things: The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true. - Edgar Allan Poe