Hello Lovelies! I've had a rather long day, tending to Miss India who is feverish and rather poorly, the little darling. I suspect another endless night lies ahead of us on Planet Baby. Thank goodness Mr PB is on deck, ready to tend to the pixies, as per usual (a long story I must post about one day). Before I turn in, I just wanted to share with you a few little creations which my fingers have crafted in recent days. After the utter desolation I've felt recently, it's been wonderful to find some distractions to take my mind to a more positive place. And that place, sweet Planetarians, feels comforting and satisfying as I see something tangible and made-by-me. So here are a few of the little projects which have appeared.
I started off gently, just playing around with an old friend, Miss Divine Twine, to get me started. To inspire me to make something. And oh! I have such a *thing* for wooden bobbins - do you too?
Then I whipped out some of my treasured stash of washi tape as Mr PB and Miss India were renovating her dolls-house and required some bunting.
After 5 minutes of work, here's my first effort at making bunting. Ever.
As I said, I'm taking it gently, my friends! Just working up to the real fabric kind...The dolls-house came up a treat, too.
My washi tape then took on a mind of its own. It did this to some battered old cake tins. They look quite spruce now, don't you think?
Here's what the larger one looked like before its makeover. Just so you believe me!
We can't put them in the dishwasher or leave them soaking in water, mind. I haven't yet worked out whether I should Mod Podge them to make them waterproof. Any ideas, you clever minxes out there? For now, we're just hand-washing them.
Then my itchy hands started tinkering around with some washi tape and those paint chips. I pulled out a box which had contained a present the lovely Catherine had given me and set to. After about 15 minutes, this is what resulted.
It's such a nifty size, perfect for storing business cards and the like. The gradation of blues makes my heart sing, of course ☺. Here's a view from the top.
Then I picked up my paint brushes and prettied up the little wooden kit boats I bought for the pixies at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival back in February. I gathered my supplies.
About an hour later, these three little beauties were all lined up, ready for a race in the bath.
Well they will be, once I've worked out how to waterproof them - varnish anyone?
And to finish up, I collected all the envelopes sent to me in your big box of bloggy love and punched out circles.
I'm going to finally rig up my mother-in-law's sewing machine (which she lent to me months ago and I haven't touched) and make them into a garland. Then I'll have yet another tangible reminder of how much joy this little bloggy caper brings me.
And now to bed. Hmm, time to post an update on my bloggy rehab...