Saturday, August 10, 2013
If you know me at all, you know that I don't craft (unless it is to make an amazing porch display). I don't have the interest, the time, the energy. But I am the Enrichment Coordinator for my ward and we have a Super Saturday type enrichment planned with the YW for September 13th.
I have known about this thing ever since I got put in this calling back in February. Of course I did my best to put it out of my mind until this week.
Luckily, my RS president told me about a place called Poppyseed Projects. (I am not even getting a kickback for this plug!) They sell kits with everything included to make the crafts (crafting for dummies.) They have an actual store you can visit and pick out your stuff.
There are a few stores that I hate to go to because just walking in puts me into a cold sweat--think Emergency Essentials and the Scout Store. Now we can add this place to that list. There were just way too many options to choose from. I had to leave and come back with my friend Corinne for moral support (and because she actually knows what is cute and is much better at crafts than me.)
We managed to pick out six items and we busted them all out this morning. It took two trips to Home Depot and one to Holiday Oil for huge Diet Cokes and the project was done. Never mind the profanity Corinne and I were both uttering as we continued to mess up our projects.
The worst of them was this bad boy:
It doesn't look like much but it is a 7 step process---texturizing cream, black paint, white paint, vinyl, red paint, peel vinyl, sanding. I had a major mishap with this thing and had to do some creative fixing.
Now I display these at church for the next three weeks, get with my committee, come up with refreshments and do some more planning, collect money and get the kits and then it's go-time.
Are any of your wards still doing Super Saturdays? Do you ladies like to craft? Does anyone want to come take my place that night?