Posts tagged "Crafts"
Craft break

Craft break

While killing some time dur­ing a day of sur­veys for the stove SPA project, we stopped out­side a small shop in town. I was wait­ing in the car look­ing through the door at an array of sweaters and blan­kets on the walls while our coun­ter­part when in to talk to some­one. It was too intrigu­ing to not take...
It is a city known for art...

It is a city known for art…

… just maybe not these par­tic­u­lar exam­ples. Although, I do have a lot of space on the ter­race.
Christmas Crafter's Paradise in Mexico

Christmas Crafter’s Paradise in Mexico

A cou­ple of weeks ago I went to the mar­ket to do my nor­mal shop­ping and I went in a side door. When I came out through the main door how­ev­er I stum­bled into a baf­fling array of moss­es, small wood­en hous­es, and even small­er plas­tic ani­mals.  Prob­a­bly due to the fact that I’m not what you would call a Christ­mas expert...
All work, no felt.

All work, no felt.

Things are a bit hec­tic in these weeks before the hol­i­days, and I’ve been work­ing so much that I don’t have time to get back to my crafts, nor do I have any­thing inspired to blog.
Ingenuity inspiration

Ingenuity inspiration

I looked up the def­i­n­i­tion of inge­nu­ity to make sure I was think­ing about it prop­er­ly. in·ge·nu·i·ty (n): the qual­i­ty of being clever, orig­i­nal, and inven­tive. (from googling “def­i­n­i­tion inge­nu­ity”) Turns out I knew the def­i­n­i­tion. Know­ing the def­i­n­i­tion doesn’t change why I was think­ing about it. I can believe that some­times I am each of the qual­i­ties, but not...
October Welcome - in progress

October Welcome — in progress

Those training materials are useful after all

Those training materials are useful after all

Train­ing, and the accom­pa­ny­ing cold took me down hard last week, much hard­er than I expect­ed when I felt the first tick­le in my throat last Tues­day. I am final­ly feel­ing a bit of relief and I can actu­al­ly imag­ine feel­ing like myself again with my ener­gy back, but I’m not feel­ing enough relief and not soon enough to erase...
Making new friends has been no problem

Making new friends has been no problem

Now they just need names. Ideas?
Meditation and Decoration

Meditation and Decoration

Secondary Project activity at Niños y Niñas de México, A.C.

Secondary Project activity at Niños y Niñas de México, A.C.

I joined anoth­er vol­un­teer in one of her sec­ondary project activ­i­ties yes­ter­day help­ing Oto­mi women at the Niños y Niñas de Méx­i­co orga­ni­za­tion work on they gift-card mak­ing project. They make cards that have an embroi­dered cov­er with a large vari­ety of designs. The women do the embroi­dery work then they can bring it in to fin­ish the...