As I just wrote on my other blog, I need a T-shirt that says that.
I'm back from 5 fun-filled hours teaching eager crafters (most of whom were darling little kids) how to make stuff out of secondhand materials at the North Idaho Fair.
Take a look at some of their creations:
The one this kindergarten teacher made was one of my favorites:
How cute is this little monkey?
He sewed a pillow instead of a flower. And charmed my socks off in the meantime.
This is how the booth looked:
I displayed some of my crafty stuff to show folks how they could repurpose old objects.
And, yes, that's Amanda Soule's new book Handmade Home sitting in that wire basket. I bought it two days ago but haven't had a second to look inside yet.
You can see more crafty photos from the booth here.
My only regret about the fair is that it fell on the night before the first day of preschool and I feel like I haven't properly ritualized the whole going-back-to-school thing with Bo. I think we'll have to get up extra early and go out for some pancakes to make up for it.
There's so much I could say right now about how inspired I was by the crafty kiddos at the fair, many of whom had never used a needle and thread before, and their ability to turn old sheets into beautiful objects.