Just not busy posting things on my blog, apparently.
But I have made things. Crafty things, and I have proof. Here's how I've been spending my idle hours.
Making pants for my daughter...
And more pants...
Made. These pants are lined with an old t-shirt of mine.
And Christmas ornaments...
I made a bunch of these elves from Martha Stewart. It kept my hands busy for a few evenings while I watched episode after episode of Deep Space Nine on Netflix. Ah memories... Does anyone else think the first season is horrible? I do.
I think the orange scarf one is my favorite. I've always been partial to orange. I made a lot of little elves and I gave some away at an ornament party.
And I made a few paper birds as well (idea from here), but I didn't like them as much as the elves. They're made from a really old book my husband had about whooping cranes. I had a hard time finding pages that didn't have gloomy words like "death" "demise" and "extinction." Not very cheerful. Poor whooping cranes.
And I painted a mural on my kitchen/dining room wall a while ago, but I never got around to taking a picture, so here's a poorly lit photo. I bought a pattern from jenloveskev on etsy (only 5 bucks, awesome deal), and used it for about 1/2 of the wall, but it wasn't big enough so I improvised the rest. Now my dining room is a birch tree forest.
I was scared to paint this, but I'm glad I did. My mantra while painting was "I can always paint it over" and I had extra grey paint to cover it up if I hated it. But I love it. It reminds me of the old forest wallpaper that I had when I was a little kid. I used to have an imaginary family that lived in my wallpaper forest, just an imaginary mommy and sister my parents tell me. Now my kids have a place to sit and imagine too.