Friday, April 3, 2015

Crafty - it's not as hard as it looks #AtoZChallenge

About two years ago my aunt, daughter and I started Crafty Saturdays.

So far we've done glass painting:

Diffuser necklaces to use with essential oils, or just for the fashion forward:

Shoe painting:

And various other stuff painting:

And creative use of stickers, frames, photos and scrapbook tools... ing:

We've also made rubber band bracelets and melty bead object and created houses out of Popsicle sticks, among other things. And let me be the first to say, I am not particularly talented. I just devoted a few hours a week to creating something crafty and not worry about laundry or cleaning the house or anything else. It has been great bonding time for us, and I have some wonderful things to show for that time too.

If this sounds like fun to you, you should totally go for it. Artistic ability isn't required, just the desire to create something and have fun doing it.


  1. Wow do you do a different craft every week? That would be crazy! Crazy awesome that is.

    That is definitely a fun tradition that your daughter will cherish as she grows!


    1. We do crafts just about every week, but sometimes stick with one type of craft for months :)

  2. Those shoes are so cute! I can't believe that was a craft! Awesome.

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy

    1. Yes, I painted them with acrylics... and then discovered they are too small for me. I'm hoping my feet spontaneously shrink a size :)

  3. What neat ideas! And such a good time for your aunt, daughter and you. Where do you find your ideas?

    The View from my World

    1. From all over. My aunt had done glass painting before - she actually made a stained glass looking window for her church years ago. Pinterest is a good source of ideas too.

  4. Looks like you all are having a lot of fun with it.

  5. Looks like fun and you are good at it. I love crafts. #Blogging from A-Z swinging by to meet and greet. I am 456 and 457 in the long list, with MOVIES & What's in a NAME Hope you swing by to 4covert2overt and Defining Ways. Hope to meet up everywhere @M_C_V_Egan
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  6. Visiting from A/Z. All cute craft projects you featured here :) I do like your comment that it is a great time for bonding; I think that's wonderful! Good luck with the rest of the challenge :)


  7. I had no idea shoe-painting was a thing. Very cool!