I’m not really crafty. Pretty much the only thing I DIY on the regular is my manicure, and it shows. My problem with DIY is not so much lack of interest, as lack of dexterity. I’m a fumbler. And a knocker-over of things. Stainy things. Honestly, I’m just an overgrown toddler when it comes to crafts. But for a while, a few years back, I got really into beading.
(See, I really do have a lot more in common with your grandma than just a love for upholstery florals. You should introduce us sometimes.)
Anyway, beading. Totally random hobby. One day, long before babies, I was bumming around at home (as I was wont to do in those days). I guess I must have had a sudden creative itch, because I decided to put some old beads from a long-broken bracelet to use by stitching them onto a piece of felt left over from one of my husband’s upholstery projects. (Unlike me, my husband is very handy. But, like me, he also has random hobbies.) And so began my brief obsession with beading.
I beaded a LOT in those days. My husband was living in a different city at the time (we weren’t married yet), and I had a lot of time on my hands in the evenings. Being the anti-social butterfly that I am, I loved spending those evenings alone, watching TV and beading to my little heart’s content. The combination of CSI (any CSI, but especially Original Flavour) and beading made for a wonderful mind relaxant after a shitty day at work. I made a bazillion necklace collar thingies, and other useless, assorted doodads. Like any excited toddler, I gave a bunch to my mom (who, to her credit, actually wore some once or twice), and buried the rest in my hoarding drawers.
And, lookee here, I found one of them recently.
I went through a phase when I was obsessed with Peter Pan collars, and was never able to find one I really liked. This DIY project is the result of that. I mean, it’s not exactly Pinterest-ready, but sort of … maybe … not unwearable?
What say you?