Happy New Year everyone! And while I’m at it – Merry Christmas as well! I took a blogging hiatus over our busy and hot December – there was still a bit of crafting going on, but mostly it was relaxing, spending time with loved ones, and of course waaaaay too much eating in the name of festivities. But that’s all over now – I’m back at day job suffering through bouts of freezing temperatures (inside, thank you air con!) and stifling humidity (outside, thank you NZ January). I have my goals and plans for the year ahead – some resolutions, some personal goals and of course – lots and lots of craft.
My husband was away for the entire weekend just gone, so I spent the time being a crazy craft lady. I decoupaged a sewing table and an end table, hemmed some yellow jeans, crocheted a new Cruddie for my 14 year old sister-in-law and made a jolly jar. It was fantastic – reinforced how much I would dearly love to be a crazy craft lady all the time.
For now, here is the end table – I am absolutely delighted with it. I chose some vintage Disney comics from Junk & Disorderly (this time last year I think, nothing like a nice looooong work in progress!), painstakingly cut out each comic square, then using Mod Podge glued those pad boys onto the top of the table. Before and after below – end table $30 also from Junk & Disorderly.
What do you think? For those eagle-eyed amongst you, you’ll notice a small triangle of wood peeking through. Please note I had a wild Saturday night of staying up late decoupaging while my other half was away, and took this photo at approximately 11pm. I was so busy admiring my handy work, I completely failed to notice I’d missed a spot. Picked it up on Sunday morning while applying another coat and it’s now covered. What a hoot!
One of my New Years resolutions was to work on making my blog posts shorter – they are always so wordy and admire bloggers who can say what they need to in fewer words than I. I haven’t managed it yet (obviously!) but will now head over to Handmade Monday to pick up some inspiration from other lovely bloggers. Why don’t you join me? It is the 99th Handmade Monday – such a lovely number. Let’s go!