Thursday, November 8

Day 313: We Can Craft That

What could make me happier than some authentic Mexican food and a tasty frozen margarita with salt from Matt's Rancho Martinez in Dallas, or another week of vacation to sleep and recover from my jet lag? Craft night, that's what.Tonight is our debut meeting and I am really excited to have a few hours set aside solely for my craft projects and hanging with the gals. No distractions of running to move laundry from the washer to the dryer, or kitty getting in the middle of things, just uninterrupted focus on my projects, with maybe a little giggling on the side and catching up while sipping wine.

I'd promise to show you photos later but unfortunately most if not all of my projects are going to be gifts for various people so I can't reveal what they are right now. Photos however will be taken for a future showing. Hopefully they all turn out how I plan. Sometimes projects are better than planned and other times well, it's best to just pretend they didn't happen, right?

I really love making things and be creative. I've been this way since I was a kid. Maybe it was my mother's influence but I think even without that I would have drifted toward the artsy realm. But as luck would have it, I had a crafty, artsy mom and I loved it. At different times throughout my adult life thus far we have enjoyed working on various projects together. It is a special bond that we have and I treasure it, though it's been a while since we've worked on a project together.

So how did this crafting group get started? It is actually an extension of my book club. There is another woman who also loves to craft and she always talks about her projects and the things she wants to make. She and I have talked about doing our crafts together before and one day we just started talking about it at book club and several other women chimed in that they too wanted to be involved. And "We Can Craft That" was born. Being with other women who are like-minded will be fun and inspiring. One woman said that she plans to fix her clothes and another said that she is going to get started on making bunting. I can't wait to see what everyone else has up their sleeve. At least I can report on their projects later on... so stay tuned!

Photo update:

Greta with her handmade necklaces made from vintage ties, wooden beads, and a little sewing magic!

I will definitely be making one of these! Beautiful work Greta!


  1. It was so much fun! Here's to our new club and co-presidents leading the way into the fun world of crafting!!

    1. It really was a lot of fun! Can't wait until our next one!

  2. Post the photo of my necklace!! It was great fun and I look forward to future craft nights!


    1. Your necklace was really impressive! Photos are posted! I look forward to many more craft nights as well! :-D