Today is the first day of Spring Break. I had planned on getting the girls in the backyard digging up our garden (or worms as the case maybe for them) but I needed to go to the bank and Bill needed to sleep, so we just left the house for the afternoon. I realized as we got to Big Lots that I forgot my wallet, so we had to go retrieve that and since I really was only going there to kill time, I decided to head to Hobby Lobby instead. I swear I didn't buy any fabric or yarn. It was tempting. Sooooo tempting.
The girls and I wandered around and we were in the wood aisle when Isabelle told me to look at what she had found. Leave it to her to find a giant pair of wooden scissors. The girl who has cut all their hair more than once, not to mention half her dolls' hair and other items, finds the giant scissors. I thought it was so funny that I bought them.
Normal sized fabric scissors to show scale.
I haven't quite decided if I'm going to paint them, stain them, or Mod Podge them. But they make my heart super happy.
Remember the giant doily? How I wanted a giant crochet hook after seeing it? I almost have it all figured out. I'm going to use styrofoam. I found some tubes that are almost the right size. Just a tad too skinny. But they'll work if I can't find anything else. I'll sand down the end of it to look like a crochet hook and paint it silver (probably). Then I'll have giant scissors and a giant crochet hook. Now I'll need some knitting needles (a friend of mine suggested sharpened dowel rods with knobs on the end - although my mother gave me some pretty monster knitting needles she had) and a sewing needle. Maybe a giant spool of thread. But then I'd need a giant ball of yarn. And what on earth would I do with all of that? Maybe I should leave out the thread and yarn. Definitely a time when my crafting ADD will come in handy. I'll get bored with it long before the thread and yarn.
I have an affinity for giant things and miniature things. Something I could care nothing about normal sized becomes amazing to me if you change the scale just so. Take a tanker truck for instance. I don't care about trucks and I don't really think toy trucks are all that cute. But this made me squeal with excitement on Saturday:
Seriously, I want that in my back yard.
And speaking of my crafting ADD, I'm having a really hard time pinning myself down to work on anything because I have so much I want to do. By the time I'm ready to start a project, I have so many other things I'm dying to do that I no longer want to do it. I need to finish up some baby shower gifts, like now.... the baby is due in a little over a month. And I still haven't started my friend's dress. I found a tutorial for turning a purse into a camera bag that I really want to do and I have Easter dresses to make and a birthday present for Isabelle to make. I should have given up sleep for Lent instead of fabric and yarn.