And Now For Something Completely Different

Today I’m joining the fun over at Mama Kat’s with her writing prompts.

Mama's Losin' It

I couldn’t resist the Craft Time prompt, since it’s what I’d like to do more of but for some reason (read: my kids suck the life force out of me) I don’t. But, as Julie Andrews sings, these are a few of my favorite [craft] things. Okay, she didn’t exactly sing it that way, but she just might have if she liked to cut and paste paper like a first-grader and play with her sewing machine (alright, the first-grader part may not be the best idea here).

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve engaged in A Little Fabrication when it comes to my obsessions in the material world. I’ve paid homage to my time (and every other woman for that matter) who has ever lived through the juggling act of being a working (outside the home) mom. But sewing, it seems, takes me forever. So I wanted to play with some new toys and actually finish something in this lifetime.

That’s where the cut and paste comes in.

And paint.

And all manner of kindergarten type materials.

So I wanted to see what happened if I put together some pages from old books, paint, gel pens, stamps and junk mail to make a Valentine’s Day project. Here’s what I got.

It’s not Hallmark, but I like it anyway.
I had so much fun, I decided to do something for The Husband’s birthday with the same materials.


I couldn’t stop. So I made this which included some cool old flashcard pieces I had and part of an old family picture. (copied, of course, I’m not that stupid).

The old familyphoto, uh, that would be me.

Keeping them at a managable 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 size, I can finish them in an afternoon. Because these days I’m all about the instant gratification.