here are those two crafty projects that I finished over the weekend:
That used to be one of those lamps that had a round plastic thing that turned from the heat of the bulb, and the colors made designs on the shade. They were real popular several years ago. The kids lost/destroyed the plastic part long ago, and I've saved this lamp part with a project in mind for years. I turned it upside down and decorated the shade and made it into a pretty lantern. I love girly, sparkly stuff like this.
This is my first ever attempt at weaving. I've been interested in getting a loom, and David got our daughter a little fun weaving kit for Christmas. I decided to get myself one to see if I like it. I love it! But I think I'll stick with this kiddy loom for now because I don't have time to do big projects. I like to experiment with things instead of following the patterns and instructions, so I used some beaded trim. It's all about the sparkle!
I have hoarded a bunch of stuff for times like these. Doing these little projects is good stress relief.