Raise your hand if you love to read.
Then you should celebrate World Book Day next Tuesday!
While the obvious way to celebrate World Book Day is to read a book, I do have another option for my more artistic friends.
I went to three Dollar Trees in one day to find the supplies for a specific craft. When I couldn’t locate a specific component, I made this wreath instead.
I am deeming it sweet potato week. Why? Just because I can.
Sweet potatoes are nice, and they think you are nice.
Don’t worry. This isn’t going to be a week of nothing but recipes. I am hoping to cover as many of my “lives” as possible.
To start our sweet potato celebrations, I am going to show you how to make sweet potato people. This is an activity that I used during my Children’s Literature class as a follow-up to telling a folk tale. My class loved it, and it is great to use with children of all ages.
It’s no secret that I am a bit of a cheapskate. So when I decided that I wanted a new t-shirt with a camera on it for my photography job this summer, I scourged the internet for the most inexpensive shirt I could find. I found an adorable shirt for only $10 and was ready to check-out of the online store when an idea came to me.
Last year I ordered a camera shirt for the summer. When the shirt came in the mail, it was the wrong size. The store sent a replacement and offered to let me keep both shirts. Since then, the incorrectly sized shirt has been sitting in my craft drawer.
Using a Goodwill t-shirt, the too-large shirt in my craft drawer, and some acrylic paint, I recreated the online $10 steal for less than $4. A penny saved is a penny earned.
I really like cookies.
If the number of cookies I eat directly correlates to the number of unpleasant moments I experience, then one could assume that I am regularly unhappy.
Thankfully, I eat cookies whether I am happy or sad, pleasant or unpleasant. The only thing better than eating cookies may be baking cookies for someone else. There is something so calming about mixing brown sugar, eggs, and flour. I love scooping small balls of dough onto the cookie sheet (and eating the raw dough that doesn’t quite fit). The crinkle of parchment paper is a joyous sound. Yes, I love cookies and baking.
But where does one store endless hordes of cookies (other than their stomach)? A cookie jar of course!
Since I love crafting almost as much as I love baking, I made my own cookie jar to house my favorite treats.