blogFairy Sticks and Friendship Bracelets

July 05, 2014
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Just a normal afternoon visiting mom.

My mom is pretty damn crafty. I envy her craftiness as it far surpasses my ability. Crafting overwhelms me sometimes. I often don’t know where to begin, and if I do start, I can’t figure out when I’m finished. Then, when I call it finished, I realize I should have done the whole thing differently. I’m not exactly sure why this is, as it is another form of art. All I know is that my mom is better, hands down.

Today, I went over to visit and brought some work…as usual. And, as usual, I didn’t get to that work. Instead, I ended up crafting for a bit.

My mom had a table full of supplies out to make fairy sticks with my niece and nephew. Naturally, I inquired as to what a fairy stick does. Apparently, they attract fairies. Being a believer in all things magical and cute, I opted to make one of my own. Of course, I had to put a twist on it. I made a fairy/elf/unicorn stick. It would harness the magic of fairies, the creativity of elves and the magic of unicorns. I used my favorite colors, pink and green, and even added some glitter for magical sparkling effect. To complete it, I attached a mini unicorn horn to the end.

If making fairy sticks wasn’t fun enough, I went back to elementary school days when I saw the embroidery floss. I started making friendship bracelets. In elementary school, I was pretty pro at bracelet making. In fact, I used to sell them. I didn’t think I’d remember the knots, but it came back to me immediately. It’s kind of like riding a bike I suppose. All in all, the best crafting experience I’ve had in a while.

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