November 2, 2008

Handmade Sunday

A little squirrel I needle felted for my youngest daughter a few years ago.
I read a great post this week over at the Croq Zine blog on 15 Reasons to Bust Your Stash. And don't we just have a mountain of crafty supplies here at the HumbleHome! When I started this new series, I was making mental notes of everything I wanted to make and what supplies I needed to go buy. But after reading this post, I thought about what I already have on hand and how to use that.

I have wool roving, yarn, fabric, trims, beads, pine cones (?), beads, chain, paint, clay, printmaking supplies, wire and tons of paper. So all of these treasures will be transformed into gifts and ornaments over the next 6 weeks.

One project I am going to tackle is a version of this artist's kit that has pockets for a little sketchbook and art supplies. We have a thing for sketchbooks here, you can never have too many! This will be a good way to use up some of the fabric leftovers from our Halloween costumes.
Have a fun and crafty Sunday with your loved ones!


Heather - said...

That squirrel is adorable! I can't wait to see what you make from the stuff in your stash!


Carol Dean Sharpe said...

If that isn't the sweetest squirrel ever, Heather! I just love its cheeks...and that sweet little nose :D Thanks for making me smile on this Sunday evening!

Karin said...

I agree with the challenge of stash-busting. The next project on my list is a trio of felted snowmen, and I resisted the temptation to buy pure white wool -- I'll be using up some skeins of oatmeal colored wool in my stash instead. Maybe not my first choice for "perfect" results, but I'll feel better about it in the long run!