I love to do artsy, creative things. I don’t often get the opportunity, but when I do, I really enjoy it. My mom retired last year and has been saying for ages that she wants to get involved in creating gift baskets for people as a small hobby/business (which she would be AMAZING at!!) and if she ever gets around to it, I may just join her 🙂 I used to spend hours doing crafts as a kid (so much so that I stapled my fingers together when I was 5… not my brightest move!). I loved art class throughout school and spent a lot of time making scrapbooks in college with one of my best friends, Kristene. I could spend hours walking around craft stores at home. HOURS. And I tend to spend way too much money in them whenever I do, so it’s probably a blessing that I haven’t been able to do it very often in the last several years.
When I moved to India, I didn’t know where to get any art/craft supplies so I haven’t done much, but I recently paid a visit to a store called “Itsy Bitsy” after hearing about it from a friend and picked up a few things. I’d seen a lot of different birth announcement canvases on Etsy and knew I wanted one for Molly. But after looking at them all, I decided to try and make one instead of just buying one. I liked the idea of something hand painted instead of professionally printed, and I was excited to get back into doing something crafty! Here is the result 🙂
I’m super happy with this for a few reasons, but mostly because I know that I spend the time and the effort to make something for my little peanut. It’s one of many things I will make for her or with her in the future!