I would not call myself skilled in any of these mediums. But I love that example having been taught to 'do it yourself'.
Dad sometimes, but mostly Mom, delved into every craft I can think of. Maybe they are better described as creative outlets or creative phases.
Remember Artex Painting? Candy making? The rave of Macrame Hanging Plant Holders & several other items. Latch Hooked items? ie. like a beautiful rug.
My mentor for all craft worthiness is definitely my Mom.
With her 'never say never' attitude that has encouraged me throughout the years, that if I wanted something....anything, whatever it is...that I should make it myself.
Saving Money is easy if you put your hand to it. My husband and I both come from a design college, having degree's with art in our backgrounds makes perfect sense for us to design, & create,
build & construct whatever we wish to have. Our raising 4 children and his working full time, never seemed to leave any time for the such. Only recently have we been able to conquer some of these ideas.
|HANDMADE TWIN SIZE BED|
|HANDLES FOR CARRYING|
Stained with a Cherry wood stain from Mini-wax.
Turned out great in my opinion since it's really only our first attempt at furniture building.
What can you attempt? Certainly constructing a bed is a reward & time consuming. But if you didn't want to make a big furniture item you could start small.
Here's a couple ideas;
Pick out someones initials & decorate according to their favorite colors. They could hang or set on a shelf in their room, & make the recipient very happy.
Owl's are just all the rave right now. My daughter would love this in her room.
Until next time