It's Drill weekend... and a Field Drill nonetheless, which means we don't see Andrew for three days. The saying, "absence makes the heart grow fonder" is always on my mind when I'm flying solo on Drill weekends.
It's funny because the only times I really get my crafty on is when Andrew is at Drill. I think it's because I put off my domestic duties and just do whatever I want when he's gone. I love being creative and have always been pretty good at it... but it's the mess that gets me every time. I don't do mess well.
I don't usually decorate the house for holidays, except for Christmas because the clutter of decorations and stuff that isn't functional all year round... makes me a little anxious. In this home, we just don't have the space to store seasonal items. Although, when I get to blog surfing late at night... say when a certain Mr. is gone, my creative juices start flowing and I start bookmarking projects like a mad woman. Usually I wake up the next morning and look at the long list of crafts I wanted to tackle a few hours prior, rub the sleepy stuff out of my eyes and come back to reality... asking myself, "what was I thinking wanting to get my craft on when I have a very curious 21 month old?" Well, one of my Marine wife friends Laura is always posting amazing crafts and projects that she does WITH her daughters and she recently inspired me with some Easter/Spring ideas! I am constantly amazed at all that she accomplishes and want to be just like her when I grow up!
No seriously, she's a great mama!
Anyway, this first craft that she did was super easy and fun for Londyn to do. We cut out flowers from an egg carton and beautified them with markers and stickers. Then I attached them to some branches from my sister's yard (yes, with her permission) and made for an adorable bouquet! Londyn had this very intense look on her face while coloring the flowers. The not so great part is when she colored all over Grandma's furniture. Awesome. Not.
The next craft, I did on my own... and I'm still not loving it. I think it may just be that I raided my mom's scrapbook paper collection and the color scheme I came up with just isn't really "me". All in all, it was super easy and will make a great decoration for an Easter party that Londyn and I are hosting next week!
Thank you Laura for sharing your crafty talent and letting me brag about you!