Since winter is around the corner. Eeep. I know! I thought I would write about a little project I started last winter and intend to carry on this year. You see, last year, I deemed The Winter of DIY. Before that time, I hadn't crafted in years, aside from a tiny project here or there, and I hadn't really put my efforts into anything creative in awhile, so I thought, "Hey, it's cold outside, why not hang out with a cup of tea, a glue gun and a movie a couple times a week." And I did. I even opened an Etsy store that I promptly forgot about when I ran out of stock. Whoops.
Anyway, that's not the point. The point is, I'm excited for the cool temperatures to return, so I don't have to feel guilty spending evenings in, surrounded by my craft supplies. In preparation for the looming cold snap, I thought I'd put together a little list of projects I want to complete this winter.
When I think winter, I think cozy scarves. Last year, I made two infinity scarves for myself, but I didn't have the PERFECT wool to make a floppy one like this, so I'm going to give it another shot. It's just a matter of picking the right colour!
Now, this has got to be the easiest project on the planet, especially if you made friendship bracelets as a kid. I've been meaning to do this to my work headphones and my regular, everyday headphones for, like, EVER. I figure, once it's cold out, I'll make the time to actually get around to it.
I love felt. Like, LOVE it. It's the best medium for making cute little munchkins, like this owl. I made a few last winter to tie onto my brown paper Christmas packages, in place of a bow. This year, I want to branch out into all kinds of critters.
And, since I intend to be doing some intense crafting this winter, I also want to organize my space so that I look forward to sitting down at my craft station. I want everything to have a place. I want everything easily accessible and I want it to look super-duper cute.
Do you craft more in the winter? What's on your crafting to-do list?
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love and hugs, adriana