Is it just me or does everyone get obsessed over projects. I can't paint very well, but I insist on trying. My friend Judy, from CA, is really, really good! She used to make these super cute gumball machines out of clay pots. Before we had Pinterest to give us all these ideas, mind you. She made me an adorable one with strawberries once. My kids promptly broke it. So, she showed me how to make a watermelon one that they also broke. I so badly want to be as good as Judy. It's not gonna happen this month. Mind you, I haven't tried since my New Year's experiments.
For our guild Christmas Party, I signed up to provide a centerpiece. Last year it was the Gingerbread House, this time I made snow globes. I hadn't done one before and wasn't completely sure how to go about it. I kind of meshed the gumball machine with a jar snow globe craft I saw. Then, I decided I should make 2 smaller ones for my secret pals. So off to Joann's I went for my supplies. Then, off I went another day for something different. Then, off I went for more because I didn't like the combos I had... you get the picture.
After much, driving to Fairview Heights, I finally got them finished to a point I wasn't completely embarrassed of. Tole painting is not easy. It takes layers. Lots of layers. And chocolate breaks. Lots of chocolate breaks.
Please note my 2 little old ladies. Quilting buddies hanging in the park, grabbing a snack before finishing their fabric shopping. My people.
So anyway, this project got spread out ALL over my sewing room. Then, we put up the tree and it took us a week because we're all too busy. Now I have cookie supplies, gift parts and pieces, unfinished cards, wrapping paraphernalia and various Christmas flotsam and jetsam (aka Christmas vomit) littering every inch of my house. Merry Freakin' Christmas:)