Yesterday, we had one of our much-looked-forward-to days at our house: Craft Day! Of course, any day can be craft day, but when it is an “official” craft day at the Doiel house, it means other people come over and do crafts with us. This also means for us that it has to be a day when there is no school, as two of the regulars who come teach school. This past week was Spring Break for my children (even though it was very un-springlike weather), and so Friday was picked to be the “Craft Day!” Four friends, my mom, and my grandma showed up at 9:00 a. m. bearing in their arms their projects and craft paraphernalia. Two of the ladies each wanted to remake a wreath, and one lady decided to work up a pumpkin fall decoration. I had to make a headband out of old T-shirts for part of a birthday present Kaylin had to take that day for a friend’s birthday party. (I will show how I did this on Make-it Mondays post.)
Fun, laughter, and food was all part of the morning. The ladies who brought nothing with them were much in demand to help the others with their decorations. Even grandma was put to work holding the little sweet baby I am babysitting. That was a joy for her and a help to me as I could finish the headband on which I was working.
The children had their own “craft day” coloring on their paper and having fun with stickers.
With all the ladies giving their imput (whether it was asked for or not), the decorations all turned out beautifully. They also cost a fraction of the price they would have cost if they had been bought in the store as most of the objects needed were either in storage or bought at the dollar store. (I wish I would have taken more pictures of the finished products, but I was a little busy with the baby then.) For me, I look forward to this day as I get these crafty items done that I might not normally take time to do. An added bonus is the joy of friendship–being able to laugh together and having my spirits lifted by the fellowship of others. If you have a friend or family member with whom you can cook or craft or shop–or whatever you like to do, I would encourage you to work it into your schedule every once in a while. You won’t regret it!
Three of the finished products: