Luckily, my parents encouraged my creativity - even allowing me to paint clouds on the ceiling of my bedroom in highschool. I also had a booth at a craft mall in college and sold sorority items. I didn't make money that summer, but I loved making everything and at least paid for my supplies with earnings.
My most recent project was inspired by burlap stockings I found on www.etsy.com. I made the pattern, hand-stiched the stockings, spraypainted and used chalkboard paint on the signs, and added fresh rosemary sprigs from outside. To complete my French Country Christmas mantle, I made the sign using a pine board I covered in burlap. I googled the Merry Christmas translation and free-handed the lettering.
I also have our dining room ready for Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday. My neighbors probably thought I was crazy today when they saw me cutting leaves off the oak tree and picking up acorns :)
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