I'm pretty sure winter is going to go on forever. This is surely the beginning of a new ice age. Global warming was just a ruse. There have been too many days off. Seed catalogs are only a vicious reminder that the garden is covered in three feet of snow. What's a girl to do? Well, when I find myself turning itty bitty matchboxes into jewelry boxes, then I know it's time for an outing of some sort.
After knitting a pair of socks and swapping them for an apron, knitting a pair of socks and having them end up too small and giving them to my mother, knitting a pair of socks and having them end up too large and giving them to my daughter--- finally, finally I have a pair of my very own wool socks that are so soft and cozy I never want to take them off.
Winter is most certainly here, and with it the crafting bug. I haven't been as busy doing things as I should be. In fact I've been downright lazy, but I'm going to change that with the new year. Ok, I'm going to try. If I keep posting projects here, maybe it will motivate me to keep doing more.
My first project I did this fall when my work hours got cut to winter hours was my "genie bottle" It's just an absolutely useless little dust collector, but I had so much fun making it. Took various found parts, glued them together and painted.
Once again I managed to get the pictures in reverse order, and I wish I had thought to take a "before" before I got the primer on all the parts. The lid and the base are glass and the body is a hollow hunk of metal that I believe must have been part of a lamp.