Friday, December 21, 2007

Crafty

We're going to Oakland for Christmas. Last travelling venture we have planned as a family...I will take my first solo trip, to a conference, in February. I have been preparing by pretending to be a goddess of craft (nobody is very fooled) by:

Making dehydrated fruit tree ornaments (I'll post a picture of them hanging, once they're on the tree in Oakland):



Making wrapping paper out of butcher's paper we had on hand (sadly we were too painted to get a good picture during the making of the paper):





And I dredged up the sewing class I took in high school, senior year, and which I probably went to less than a dozen times, in order to produce these malshaped socks:



The pink socks are made from a wool shawl Greendaddy and I purchased in India, our first trip there, together...the shawl was later ruined in the wash, but turned out to be perfect for weird socks. The blue socks are made out of the leftovers of a sari my mother-in-law's aunt and uncle gave me. The maroon velvet socks are made out of the bottom of a long, victorian looking dress my step-mother gave me a few years back, and that I never wore. I saved the top of the dress, hemmed it, and now it's a shirt I'll wear!

6 comments:

Fiddler said...

I love the socks! And I love that you're hand crafting for the holidays and especially the reallocation of unused items...

GreenDaddy said...

For me any craft activity seems totally bizarre and outrageous at first. I think the anti-craft, pro-machine brainwashing by the corporate media was especially effective on me. So when MaGreen starts a project, I'm usually surprised, and strangely resentful, that it turns out to be really fun to participate in. I love the ornaments, gift wrap, and stockings.

Lulabelle said...
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Lulabelle said...

wow! I'm always amazed by people who can make stuff like that using things that are already lying around. I just took up knitting myself, and though I'm not very dextrous, you've inspired me to keep at it! Happy holidays!

April

Jessi Louise said...

Very nice! My favorite is the wrapping paper and I can't imagine how you kept the footprints so neat. Really creative!

Green Mamma said...

I love the footprint wrapping paper. What an inventive way to reuse your art. We reuse my daughter's finger painting pieces to wrap presents, etc. Artsty and earth friendly!