Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Look What I Made!

February 3rd, 2010

Last night I did a craft workshop. My wonderful friend Emily (who owns Blackbird in Almonte) decided she would share her talent for crafting with the public and offer workshops in her store once a month. This was the first one.

I’ve never really fancied myself to be all that crafty. I mean I’ve made quite a few cards in my day, but that’s about the extent of it. I think I’ve used a glue gun once, and my sewing skills are limited to sewing buttons on jackets. That being said, for whatever reason I think now is a good time to get my craft on. Maybe it’s because I’m not getting my drink on… huh. So that’s what being pregnant means to me; I’m trading in my bottle of red for the experience of making my own wreath. Interesting…

I was actually excited all day about the workshop and when the time finally arrived I entered Emily’s store eager to meet the other crafters and anxious to see what I would walk away with. In total there were ten women, plus Emily and her right hand woman, Colleen who lead us step by step through our creation.

Let me tell you, the night was not a let down. First of all, everyone was wonderful, easy to talk to, and fun. I was a little worried because you never know what you’re going to get when a whole bunch of women who don’t know each other get together, but everyone was really sweet. It made me realize once again how many people there are in this world and how my own personal world can be enriched by meeting these people. There was a time when I actually said, “I don’t need anymore friends, I have enough”. That was probably one of the most naive things to ever come out of my mouth. I know now that the way I grow and evolve is through meeting people and learning from them. Sometimes one person you let in can change the course of your life for the better. Imagine if you didn’t have the time for them.

I digress.

Two hours into the workshop, with a scissor blister, a small glue gun injury, and burlap all over my shirt I had my wreath. If I do say so myself I think it turned out great!

When John saw it he said it looked like a hippie wreath! I love it! Love the different perspective. I guess with the burlap and the clashes of patterns and colours it is pretty bohemian. Smart guy.

I don’t have a place for my hippie wreath yet. I’m thinking it would be a nice splash of colour in the baby’s room once we get that together. If I keep this crafting up there may not be room for the baby in the baby’s room by the time May 30th rolls around. Okay, maybe that’s an ambitious thought. Ha ha!

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