Hello crafty friends! So this week I don't have a crafting tutorial for you, but instead wanted to give you a little insight into what a crafty day with me and my mother looks like. I had the brilliant idea to take yesterday off from work to have an extra long Labor Day weekend and got my mother to do the same so we could have a glorious crafty day (we were also joined by my fiancé before he sadly had to go to work). We even put up a card table to create an extra-long table for all the crafts. Aren't we adorable?
So I'm going to give a little peek of some of the crafts we worked on yesterday. I spent a good portion of the day working on three wands, two for selling at craft fairs and one for my mother. I had made my mother a wand years ago but I believe my craft skills have improved since then. I also recently made a new wand for my father (I wrote a blog post about it so you should TOTALLY go check it out) so I figured it was high time to remake my mother's wand too. Also, in case you are new to my blog and are confused by these sentences, I do mean wand. Like magic wand. Like from Harry Potter. My family is full of nerds and we are damn proud nerds. Anyway ... here are a few pictures of the wand process!
After spending a good amount of time on wands, I also worked on some birthday cards. My mother had bought me some black paper card bases (because she's the best) and I thought of a cool way to fancy then up. I took a sponge with a tiny bit of gold paint on it and dabbed that on the front of the cards. I then used black and gold washi tape and a small birthday sentiment. I made each card different, but they all do have the same style so they could be given away or sold as sets if I wanted to do that. Here are a few of them!
And here's an adorable craft that my mother worked on yesterday which she got inspiration from on Pinterest. She used some wrapping ribbon (the kind that has thin wire along the sides so that it hold its shape when bent) and folded it in such a way to look like a tree. She stuck the ribbon on a wooden skewer on a base of wood blocks and added a bow on top to finish it off. She had to do a few trial runs to get this to look the way she wanted but the final product is so cute!
My mother also worked on like 3 other crafts but I am a bad blogger and didn't photograph them ... Okay my friends that is all I have for today. I just wanted to give you all a little behind the scenes of what a craft day looks like. I love when I get to spend a whole day working on craft projects, especially when I am with my crafty mother!
I am a 23-year-old crafter and baker from New Hampshire!