I’m not crafty. at. all. Or so I thought. I recently remembered that about 10 years ago I went crazy when it came to making candles. I don’t know how I got into it but I really loved making all sorts of candles, especially ice candles.
Photo Credit: Mystic Candles
I’d like to go back to doing that as a hobby but I’m not quite sure how well hot candle wax and a 2-year-old running around the house like a maniac will work. When I figure that out then I’ll show you my kind of cool candle making skills.
So, there were three craft projects I was set on doing. Normally when it comes to crafts I think to myself I’ll just buy the damn thing but this time I figured I’d give it a shot and make some things.
My hubby, the hummingbird, and I set off to a chain craft store for the supplies. The one we have in my area, well, sucks so I had to make do with what little they had. I’ve been to the same chain store in other places and they have anything you need but the one here is really lacking in supplies.
I had to race around the store because the little hummingbird’s lunch time was soon and she let EVERYONE in the store know that it was lunch, lunch, maahhmeee lunch!
First up are glass hurricanes and this is what I was aiming for…
Photo Credit: 320 Sycamore
A few days later I was able to make the glass hurricanes while my daughter was trying to “help” and our two cats were terrorizing each other. While this chaos was going on, I set out my supplies and since it was raining here in Northern California, I made sure to get some fake leaves that the hummingbird took a liking to so I had to keep chasing her around the house to get my leaves back.
This is what I started with.
And this is what I ended up with. You can see a blur of the little hummingbird’s head on the left as she was zooming around the table.
I didn’t like the leaves I had so I took them out.
Next up is this floating ghost. I think it’s so cool and couldn’t wait to make it.
Photo Credit: Everyday is a Crafting Day
It was pretty sunny and warm by the afternoon so I set the floating ghost up outside. Um, yeah, I might have forgotten about it until I went downstairs to get some water around 11:30 pm that night so um, well this is what it ended up looking like. I’m just going to go ahead and blame it on the non-existent wild dogs that are in my neighborhood for this disaster.
Moving on, I saw this really great book pumpkin and thought I could rock the shit out of this thing when I make it. This is what it’s supposed to look like.
Photo Credit: Sagebrush Ridge
It took me over an hour to cut through the pages of the book and the shape ended up looking more like a heart. I don’t know where I went wrong but it turned into a Courtney Love sized train wreck.
My book pumpkin gone bad.
Ready for lift off.
It has other uses like confusing the hell out of our kitten, Penny.
At first she’s totally oblivious.
Where in the hell did this come from?!
So this is what my mom was working on? Bwahahahaha!
I’m so over it.
Perfecto! A kitten as a book for Halloween.
You know I’m gonna get you back in your sleep, right?
There you have it. My craft misadventures. I’m not giving up but I think it will be awhile until I try being crafty again. Unless it has to do with candles.
So, what have we learned today? I think I’ll stick with just buying my Halloween decorations this year. That and Penny makes a kick ass book.
On the bright side she’s just a little kitten so I’m sure she’s already forgotten about the book pumpkin horror she had to see.