Craft Sabbatical: Planning

While flipping through some old family photos last night, I came across many that sparked my urge to create. One image in particular : Me, my mom, two of my grandmas, and three of my great grandmas. Four generations!

Four Generations

Four Generations

When I was a kid, I feel like I was rarely bored. My grandmas or mom would always have something artsy to do. Decorate teddy bears with lace and jewelry; paint pet rocks; make hair barrettes with my sister, Desi. The list could go on.

The point is, I feel like I’m not living enough these days. I DO sit and knit A LOT, and yes, I am creating, but it doesn’t feel the same. Obviously, missing the family element doesn’t help, but I’ve decided to make some changes.

I’m going on a craft sabbatical.

Well, mentally going. I DO have a job and I can’t just leave for a month. Instead, I’m planning out some weekly activities that may be fun!

Here’s what I got so far:

1. Making leaf print bags. I found these sheets of ink in my G’ma’s crafts what you iron to leaves and the leaves become stamps! So fun!
Nature Prints

2. Make melted crayon art. When I was in grade school, we would shave crayons between wax paper, iron it, and get pretty pictures. This may be different, but who doesn’t love to play with crayons? AND Brian wants to do this one together (He even bought the crayons already!)
Melted Crayon Art
3. Learn to Needle point. My G’ma Sally gave me a bag of her unfinished works, many that would make Anthropologie jealous. I want to learn and then finish them.
4. Work on my wedding scrapbook. Tara made a fantastic, beautiful start on it, but I NEED to finish it…come on CourTney, we are about to hit the second wedding anniversary…
Wedding scrapbook
5. FINISH My non-Work of Art….What a shame. I started a dang blog about this one. It needs to get finished ASAP.

There are always more activities to add, but let’s not start the sabbatical with an overbearing list…Wish me luck and please follow the progress. I would love to hear comments and feedback.

And heck!

CAL: (Craft-Along)
If anyone wants to join me in the process PLEASE do! We can meet up or you can email me your projects and I will post them right along with mine!:

Let’s get crafting!