String Art shows Creativity

Recently my granddaughter decided she wanted to “decorate” the dresser in my bedroom with some string art. Tis the season I guess! She loves to wander around our bedroom when I am settling her little brother down for his nap.

Buttons are Passe

She discovered my sewing storage unit a while ago. The drawers of buttons have been her favourite for months now. We have literally spent hours playing with those buttons. Throwing them into the air and watching them bounce, then organizing and sorting them before putting them back into their little drawers for next time. It is amazing how far they bounce, hubby and I are always discovering some tucked away all over our bedroom.

Embroidery Thread and String Art

Buttons are now passé, (although we are still finding them) she has since graduated to the drawers containing skeins and pieces of colourful embroidery thread, remnants of my DIY projects over the years.

I convinced her not to open the “new” (unopened) skeins, but could not resist indulging her creativity, so let her use her imagination to “decorate” with the smaller pieces. She now calls it string art.

Now I am wondering if I should clean up this string art (just to be recreated the next time she is here) or move it to an area less frequented so she can continue her masterpiece.

What’s Next

As the interest in string art wanes, who knows what will interest her next? I have seen her eyeing my jewelry boxes as she decorated my dresser…..perhaps that will be

Channeling my Inner Martha Stewart

channeling my inner Martha Stewart

For the past few days I have been channeling my inner Martha Stewart.

My seven year old granddaughter decided to make Christmas cards for the residents of the Memory Care home her mom works at. I am in charge of making snowflakes and stapling one into each card.

The idea came to her after I stuck all the ones she and her cousin made last week on my windows…

channeling my inner Martha Stewart

I think even Martha Stewart would approve of these. Each one is a surprise as I unfold the paper to reveal what pattern the tiny cuts have made.

She is designing each one of these Christmas cards individually, so each one has her unique stamp of creativity, just like the snowflakes. Each time she gets a break from her online classes, she is at the kitchen table colouring and designing furiously.

I love the fact that she came up with this awesome idea. I saw similar stories on the news recently. In this pandemic gripped holiday season, it is heartwarming to see our children thinking of making others happy.

That’s it for my break, I’ve got to get back to work….four down, lots to go!