It seems my blog just went from spring to fall just like that.
How did THAT happen?
Well, I guess I took a break from the old blogging routine--a little respite, although I didn't intend to stop blogging so abruptly. Not really. It just sort of happened that way as I got involved with other things. You could say that we have all embarked on new adventures that are keeping us hopping. Such is life!
As busy as we've been though, we still love making things, and earlier this year we went through a phase of paper-flower crafting after reading this book. Lots and lots of flowers got made; Grace made this darling hair-wreath for her niece's birthday. She used the specialty Italian crepe papers that come in all sorts of gorgeous colors, imported directly from the manufacturer. This is the best paper for crafting realistic flowers and not readily available in craft stores. They only ship in large rolls though--which proved to be more than we needed. Much more actually.
So . . . we decided to sell some of the overstock and put together some paper sets, kind of like starter packs to experiment with, and included a tutorial with templates for making a few basic flowers. The flowers can be used to embellish wreaths, hair clips, garlands, or make bouquets. If you (or the kids) are interested in learing a fun new craft and/or need paper-flower making supplies, please visit our Winky Handmade shop. These pretty crepe papers are priced so low, you could almost call it a "give-away". Check them out here.
And speaking of Give-Aways . . .
I have an extra issue of Mollie Makes (Issue 44) over here that needs a new home. Leave a comment, let us know what you've been up to--we've missed hearing from you! I'll be back to announce the winner soon.