Blog Post #8!

So I was showing a co-worker some items from my website the other day, and she said, “Wow. So this is what people with no kids have time to do.” Ha, and she’s absolutely right! If I did have kids, I’m sure that they would take up most of my time and energy. Hopefully I’d (eventually) be able to mete out a little bit of spare time for my various craft projects, but they certainly wouldn’t fill my time, as they do now. For the most part, I almost look at some of them (book folding in particular) as a sort-of second job. I think most of it has to do with not feeling useless. I never want to feel like I’m not accomplishing at least something, even if it’s something as unimportant (in the grand scheme of things) as book folding. That being said, I am definitely always on the lookout for other fun, creative things to do with my time. I like to take inspiration from magazines, websites (Pinterest in particular), or even stores that I shop in, and figure out how to make things that I see there for myself.

I saw these great coasters on Pinterest the other day, and tweaked them a little to make them my own – I made a dozen total; six for my Mom, and six for me. I’m really pleased with how they turned out, and they were actually super easy to make – for sure one of the easiest and quickest projects that I’ve tried lately. The list of items needed for this project was relatively short as well (which is always nice) – just needed some wide mouth canning lids (with bands), cork shelving liner, rubber stamps for the images, and solvent ink. If you like these coasters and would like to try making them yourself, justcontact me; I’d be happy to walk you through it. 🙂