Hello All! It's been quite a while since I've done a 7 Quick Takes, and when sitting down to write this week, the thought that kept coming to mind was- crafting. Making things is like therapy for me. I've always enjoyed crafting stuff with friends, creating things to use as gifts, etc., but I am realizing more and more that making something is one of the absolute best ways for me to relax. After a stressful day, even just a half an hour doing something creative helps my mind rest. Needless to say, with my free time this summer, I have been making lots of things. I thought I'd share seven of them with you, along with a few stories!
~1~craft sale hobby, so I wasn't tempted any longer to keep it!
This cute fake chalkboard sign (paint on foamboard) was part of an ongoing gift for Bonnie. I'm working on building up a set of signs that she can use year round in her living room. This one I love. She picked the lyrics and then the design just came easily one night. Actually, while sketching it out, I was working in the wee hours of the morning. I am a total night owl, and summer sometimes allows me to work on what feels like a more natural schedule to me. The night I was working on Bonnie's sign, I was wide awake and accomplished a great number of tasks from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. I thought I was on fire- my thought process went a little like this: "This is awesome! If only I could harness this productivity every night! But I am usually shackled with having to wake up at a normal hour in the morning. What a shame because apparently this is when I do my best work..."
But then, in a large dose of humility, I looked down at the letters that I had been mindlessly tracing, and decided that maybe 3 a.m. is not my best time.
(I fixed it, though! Can you find the mistake in the first picture? :) )
So, that's what Katie has been making lately. What have you been making? Do you find crafting therapeutic like me, or is it a source of stress? Got any good craft-fail stories? I'd love to hear all about it!
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