I found a small and undecorated wooden box in the craft drawers this morning. Turning it over in my hands, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. On my list of crafty favourites, there in bold letters stands decoupage. I love how one can take something terribly ugly such as a wooden box and turn it into something incredibly beautiful. All you need is a little paint, some old gift wrap or scrapbook paper and podge. Did I mention that podge is on my list of ‘must haves’ in the craft room? And good decoupage varnish just adds such a lovely finish to any decoupaged item.
Next week Monday (the 14th) my thirteen year old sister becomes a fourteen year old. And although I am not exactly a person who procrastinates, I do sometimes hit a blank and can't get into a crafty spirit of any sorts and leave making a gift to just days or hours before the occasion. So although I probably had hundreds of things I should have done today, I spent a free hour or so painting, cutting and podging. I felt like a small child; shut up in my mom’s workroom, crafting away in peace and quiet. I even somehow managed to get podge in my hair and some over the floor. Please don’t ask questions:-)
I’m sure Nancy guessed what I was up to – any person with a birthday so near at hand becomes a little suspicious...
Hopefully she’ll like her gift and use it for whatever purpose she deems fit.
What do you do as a hobby?