I've never considered myself a crafty person. Well, ok, maybe crafty in a mildly conniving sort of way, but not crafty in an I-make-crafts sort of way. Until now, that is.
Hanging around with Becky has opened my eyes to a world of cool, crafty projects. She makes clothes and curtains, does coolio bead-work and tiling projects and has taught me a few things. So now, on Wednesday nights, a group of girls get together for craft night, aka stitch-n-bitch. Last week I made a tile-mosaic piece with glass pieces I salvaged from the scrap-glass bin at a stained-glass shop. Earlier this summer, I made two tile tables with broken ceramic tiles and river rocks that I collected from our river trips. Tonight I'm making some peyote-stitch hair wraps for my dreads. I made one a few weeks ago, but would like to try some different designs and Becky is full of good ideas. Instead of buying into the whole spend-money, commercialization of Christmas this year, I'm making gifts. Whether it's a crafty project or a photograph I've taken or homemade smoked salmon, I'm not getting caught up in all the angst, panic, spending, etc of Christmas.
Peyote-stitch hair wrap.
In my hair.
Mosaic tile piece.Mosaic tile tables one with river rocks, one without. I know they're both cracked, but it was my first attempt and the grout was too wet.