Friday, February 27, 2009

Crafty Pals!

Last weekend I got to visit my super-duper friends, Anthony and Tommy for Arts and Crafts Night! I haven't done anything hands-on creative in so long, and we don't get to spend all that much time together these days, so this was a Big Special Treat!

This is an image of the jumble on the worktable as we were being crafty and industrious and mostly telling funny stories.

I got to drink my tea out of the Happy Monkey Mug!
I love Mod Podge, but my bottle was old and separated and smelled strongly of vinegar. Luckily, Tommy had a new one, but I didn't end up using it anyway...maybe next time.

Anthony, the happy crafter, after I showed him how to do a running lock stitch to finish off the softie he had started some time back. He tells me it's almost finished, so I hope to get a photo soon! Is that not the *coolest* thread spool organizer on the table in front of him?! They got it from Tommy's mom (and I wanted to steal it, but I refrained).

I believe it was about 10 pm when we declared ourselves arts-n-crafted out. Tommy had worked the fastest all evening, and had an almost complete soft friend to show for his efforts.

Anthony is a very manly and menacing sew-er, witness:

And this is what I came up with, after hours of cutting and gluing pieces of felt:

My daughter declares it beautiful, so there!

And a group shot of the Happy Crafters, plus Mr. Scoots, who was not happy at having me come between him and his Men.

I am one lucky girl to have these two amazing guys as my friends. And I will tell you more another time....!


  1. This is my favorite post, so far! Why? Because now I feel like a famous celebrity! Do you think Mr. Scoots will mind that everyone can see his "business"? We lovingly refer to it as his $5 inch-long! You know, like that commercial? Anyway, thanks for the kind words! AND thank you for calling me "a very manly and menacing sew-er"! Much better than a menacing sewer...

  2. Those are really neat pictures. It looks like you all had a great time. I love that Happy Monkey Mug. Very cool. Have a wonderful week. Cheers!

  3. You all are way too crafty! Love those softies. I kept thinking that my son would absolutely love one. Actually, he made something similar for school one time. The assignment was to make an animal, and he
    ended up making a platypus out of a sock stuffed with newspaper, attached a felt bill and some googlie eyes, and still has it to this day.

    Mr. Scoots is a cutie. Wonder how he got his name?

  4. I love Crafts..just wish I had a designated spot to do them more often!