Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Getting crafty.

I'd asked three friends to come over for some crafty fun on Sunday evening   We'd chatted a month previous, about the idea of getting together, and making greeting cards.  It was an airy-fairy sort of plan that amazingly enough sprouted wings and became reality.

The plan was that each person would bring some supplies and we'd make cards.  After that, it got pretty vague.  It's not like I'd ever hosted a let's-do-crafts party before in my life.  

We'd need glue, sparkles, paper, pencils, scissors, paints, paint brushes, markers and of course, a potato.

I provided the potato.  It was the least I could do.

We ended up with many kinds of glittery sparkly things, glue sticks, pine needles, a nifty device that magically cut perfect circles of varying sizes, and of course the potato.

Making potato prints.

We scarfed back munchies while we toiled away, giggling insecurely as we did stuff we hadn't done since childhood..

We drank copious quantities of tea -- peppermint and orange pekoe.   Amy-Lynn brought some delicious, traditional German Christmas cake.  Amy and Mickie brought some wonderful gluten free, fart-free (the bag said so), bean chips, and my favourite edamame hummus, while I had cleverly cut up veggies and arranged them artistically on a plate.

It was delightfully liberating, cutting, spreading, swiping, dabbing, sprinkling. Drawing designs on a piece of paper, and then sliding silver sparkles or pine needles down the page, was something I hadn't done in a very long time.

The results were varied and delightful.


  1. How wonderful! This was delightful to read about Sybs. I'm glad you guys had so much fun. What a great idea for an evening with friends. You've inspired me to get my crayons out!
    xo j.

  2. What FUN! next time, count me in. I can do amazing things with crayons and sticky back plastic xxxxx

  3. Some of the best fun to be had is when you can revert to childhood days and play like children. Never lose that ability.


  4. It sounds like you all had a lot of fun and the results are lovely and original! I remember making potato prints in school... It's nice to be reminded that crafts are a creative outlet for adults as well as children.

  5. What a wonderful thing to do Sybil! Good for you! I wish we lived a little closer and I would have joined you for sure.

  6. Waddayamean "revert to childhood ? I never left it in the first place. ;-)

  7. I would have loved to have been there with you. I would have brought lots of cut-up cards to add to the mix! And would have really enjoyed using that potato. Sounds like you guys had great fun.

  8. Kathy, Wish you could join us ...


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