Take that blog title however you want to...But today, we are talking CRAFTS, as in MAKING STUFF, COLLECTING STUFF FOR CRAFTS and things of that nature. A short blog today and it's for WOMEN! Sorry, guys, but you will find this boring. And unless our female followers do crafts, they will probably skip it, too! Not much happened today...except craft class.
Of COURSE Sparky had to go and see what everybody was making....There are some talented people here in the park...It's fun to see what everybody does...Sparky enjoyed checking out what people are making..She is till trying to figure out what she can make to SELL and make a little "fun" money on the side...(So she can turn around and support the local Michael's and Hobby Lobby! explains E.) Yep, I try to do my part......The local Michael's and Hobby Lobby (and JoAnn Fabrics) sales probably dip noticeably after we leave each locale. :-)
How about these crocheted tote bags made from Walmart and other store bags? Sparky likes eco-friendly crafts...
But she's working on ideas for them! -- after she tires of making pine needle baskets...Here it is, folks, her very first handmade pine needle basket! Not too shabby......it's 6" in diameter, made with LOVE and a LOT of pricked fingers from Alabama's long needle pines from Gulf State Park...And now, it's on to Florida soon, in search of MORE pine needles! And Eldy, bless his heart, is going 65 miles out of his way from his original travel plan to get to Sarasota, just so Sparky can visit the long needle pines Sherry (In the Direction of Our Dreams) spoke of on Pat's Island near Juniper Springs. Sherry says they were as long as her arm! Hey, Sherry! Do you have short arms? That might be a deal breaker. At any rate, Sparky HAS to go there! (We're going, we're going! But just for an overnight stop.) That's my guy......XXXXXOOOO. See Sparky is crafty!
|My first pine needle basket|
(And is there anything else you need, my sweet? asks an exasperated E.) Well... let's see......Let me get back to you on that, honey......I'm sure there is! Oh, yeah--Sparky needs some cedar log sections of about 2" in diameter or some other cool wood for basket bottoms....And some agates......And some.... ???????? (I'm sure she will think of more STUFF!)
One more day here at Gulf State Park, and the only thing we have going on tomorrow besides packing up is a visit with George and Suzi Yates, Our Awesome Travels, for lunch. We're looking forward to meeting them at Lambert's Cafe--"Home of the Throwed Rolls". (Sparky cringes when she sees that sign. It should say "home of the THROWN rolls" !) Bye for now.......
Lotsa crafts going on there, sure keeping yourself busy, love the pine needle basket and looking forward to to meeting you guys and catching some of them "Throwed Rolls"ReplyDelete
That basket is so cool! Love the shell you incorporated into it. I vote for more of those :)ReplyDelete
Oh dear Sparky, at 5' tall, I am short all over. I'm worried now about you going 65 miles out of your way (is that one way or round trip) to go to Pat's Island. It's just across from Glenn Springs not Juniper. The needles estimate was David's guess but they are the longest needles I've ever seen. I'll feel terrible if they aren't long enough.ReplyDelete
Not to worry, Sherry...I've got enough needles for now so we might wait till after we head north thru Florida on our way back up. Bet they are still longer than what I found here! I knew I had the wrong springs. Does that surprise you? :-)Delete