When my son was only about a year old, we went to a birthday party where my friend had organized a craft for the kids. She’d provided small (8×10) canvases and Crayola washable paint, and had lined her entire living room floor with butcher paper. Her hope was that the kids would use their hands to make paintings and there would be minimal mess afterward.
When this book, Fun Things to Do with Paper Cups and Plates by Kara L. Laughlin, came through the library where I work, I had to take a minute to thumb through the pages. The cover was too cute to let it slip through my fingers without a glance!
In order to change her destiny and the barren, colorless world, ten-year-old Adeline will have to unleash the last bit of magic.
Adeline Picot, is the main protagonist from my Middle Grade Fantasy story, Adeline and the Mystic Berries.
It’s time. If you are here for writing advice but enjoy the posts about amigurumi and just don’t know how to make one, or if you just want to learn crochet anyway, today is the day where class begins!
Since I began working at the library over six years ago, I have been involved in several side projects along the way. I’ve made posters for Bike to Work Day and Earth Day events; created a shadowbox fish tank with illustrations that fit over a book cart (a future post to come on this project) for Staff Development Day; and my most recent venture which had me creating a video for another Staff Day where I created sock puppets to be the actors for the story.
I was asked by the library where I work, to come up with some craft projects for kids. These were to be done at a “Crafts” booth for a local event the city was putting on.
I’ve always used my phone’s camera, to take all the pictures seen in my blog thus far. When I dropped it over six months ago on my parent’s tile floor, and the case decided to open like a bird in flight letting the screen take the brunt of the impact, the glass didn’t stand a chance!
I had been crocheting for a couple of years before ever hearing of a stitch called: invisible decrease. Decreasing wasn’t a mystery to me. I had learned to decrease (combining two or more stitches into one) at the same time as I’d learned to increase (adding one or more stitches into the same working stitch).
I remember a time when my dad used to help me with my crafts that required use of a hot glue gun. They certainly do get hot, but it’s amazing what you can create with them!
As a crafter or artist of any kind, your talents will be sought after whenever anyone needs an artist of your skill set. I have been asked many-a-time at work to be involved in projects—or take them over—if they are of an artistic nature, but that is a post for another time.