One of the reasons I love crafting is because it reminds me of my childhood. Growing up I was always crafting (or reading, but that’s a different blog). I’m not ashamed to admit that sometimes I try to recreate the simplicity of earlier days by completing crafts geared towards the kiddos.
Today was more about recreating instead of creativity, as I found this adorable kit of felt pencil toppers. I’m kind of addicted to owls right now (though according to the package these are birds not owls), so I had to buy it when I saw it. And who doesn’t need a brush up on their stitching skills.
I missed the American Girls craze as a child, but now that they’ve branched out to things other than insanely expensive dolls I must say that I’m impressed. Their kits are really well organized and come with very clear instructions.
Despite the lovely and carefully organized packets, I did mix up the pieces to make more colorful creations – so I wasn’t completely void of creativity for the evening.
And here’s the finished project…
So, a simple but surprisingly time consuming project today. I’ve got to go prep a piece for tomorrow. Exciting times!
Speaking of kids crafts, I have an incredible retro throwback to share with you later this month. Get excited!