Quiet weeks on the blog usually mean busy weeks in life. We enjoyed the company of lots of friends and family in the past few days, and because we spent days and nights attending reunions, weddings, birthday parties, the PGA, and fairs, I got very little done in the way of prepping for the real paint job ahead of us, or, you know, folding laundry. It’s been a nice break. (Today we’re at the Erie Country Fair in Hamburg, NY, you’ll probably see me posting a rainbow chicken or two on IG because I can’t resist a good rainbow chicken).
I’ve been filling what free time I do have exploring new and old school crafts with DIY Network, and if you haven’t already seen the projects, I think you’ll enjoy some light reading today:
1. I finally made my own candles, a project I’ve wanted to try for years. It was a joyous and very messy experience, but a practical one that I’m sure you can appreciate and try for yourself at home.
2. Want to talk messy? Let’s talk plaster of paris meets newspaper, and how I made a set of nesting bowls a la summertime craft. You will probably need to be sprayed off with the hose afterwards.
3. DIY yogurt! One of my favorite food DIYs, as delicious as the first time I tried it. As long as you don’t spill it on the floor, it’s slightly less messy as the previous two projects.