I have always been around crafty people. My Mom can quilt and sew. Allan's Mom can sew and knit and ice cakes. Heck even Allan can ice cakes.....like with fondant and pretty pictures on them.......he can also do macrame but I am pretty sure that is a skill he'd rather I didn't blog about.
So moving right along..... I have learned a couple of things about being crafty.
1. Being crafty can be learned. For instance scrap booking is like a math formula - pretty paper + photo's + cool stickers = memories recorded forever. OK , ok.... I know that when some people do this equation it looks magnificent, like a work of art and mostly when I do it it looks like a weird mashup......but just like math (Lindsay are you listening?) one can keep practicing and keep getting better (especially if you learn your times tables....Lindsay...).
2. Just Do It. If you wait to be good at every crafty skill you will be 90 and have no crafty things to show for it. Even if your early works are of dubious distinction, at least you will have them and when you pass them on to your children they will be able to joke about your early works. Which is fine because you have all their early Mothers Day and Fathers Day projects to taunt them back with!
In the spirit of this I was once again inspired by the ever crafty Janice who knows I read her blog and who inspired me, a total non-baker, to make cake pops for Valentines this year. They were a great success but I am not going to lie.....too much work for me. Being crafty sometimes takes more time and committment than I have.
This weekend I
|Fat Free Jumbo Marshmallows (try and use one that stand straight)|
|Multicoloured chocolate chips - genius!|
|Dip in candy melt of your choice and sprinkle topping on|
|We did pink and yellow. Stick marshmallows on sticks|
|I use a styrofoam base - I wanted it to look like a garden|
|I added a few flowers and ladybugs and the marshmallow pops and VOILA!|