At the moment I am going through a bit of a phase where I hate being away from the Big Man. It is probably just anxiety rearing it's ugly head, but seeing as medication is out of the question I am embracing it rather than fighting it. This weekend it meant that whenever the Big Man was in the home office playing/working on his computer, I was in there too and I decided to use the time to get stuck into some of the craft projects I have been putting off.
The first item on my agenda was some decor items and art for the guest bedroom. The room had previously been set up as my bff's room, as I was storing all of her stuff at my house whilst she was overseas. Last week I packed up all of her things and sent them down to Adelaide for her, which left the room looking sad and bare. I didn't want to (ahem, couldn't afford to) buy anything to decorate the room with so I set my crafty mind to work. I haven't done anything major yet, but did cover a couple of cute little boxes to stack on one of the shelves and also made a piece of art to hang on the wall. I just need to paint a frame that I had lying around and it will be ready to go up on the wall. I need to make or find a few more pictures to go on the wall and the room will be perfect (for now!). I will post photos of the room as soon as it is finished.
The next thing I got started on was some owl's for the nursery. I am not sure if I am going to make an owl mobile or if I will just make some stuffies to sit on a shelf.... I picked up some fabric yesterday and am going to give this pattern that was posted on Craft Blog a go. I started out by hand sewing the owls, but realised that was kind of dumb now that I have a sewing machine. So I got out my instruction manual, worked out how to wind and thread the bobbin, how to thread the needle and to put the foot down (which took the longest!). Eventually I got the sewing machine working and it turns out machine sewing is a lot quicker and easier than hand sewing.... who knew! Anyway, no finished products yet, but I will post pictures when they are done.
The last thing I started yesterday were my baby shower invitations. Although my sister is hosting the baby shower, I really wanted to make the invitations myself. I planned them out and decided what I needed, but when I went to go to the scrapbooking store I had a flat battery in my car :( The Big Man got it fixed for me, but by then the shop was closed. Still at least I have an idea about what I want to make, I just need to find time to and pick up my supplies.
All in all a very crafty weekend. Next thing you know I will be making Christmas Cards and decorations!