Yesterday, I needed a break. It had been too many days of too much working. My son was home sick, and in the morning, my husband worked from home while I went to work. We swapped in the afternoon with my plan being to work, work, work some more.
Then, I got home and crafting beckoned. Seriously – I needed some down time! Often, doing something with my hands is just the solution. And I am one of those crafting folks who gets obsessed. I can sit for h-o-u-r-s, forgetting to eat, to go to the bathroom, to feed the dog. And most of all, forget about everything I would normally be stressing about!
Our favorite neighbors are having a baby in the next few weeks, the first baby on our block since my son came home more than 11 years ago. Needless to say, the block is EXCITED. We can’t welcome to welcome this peanut!
Thus, my craft project – a mobile for this newest arrival. Made from origami cranes, my son and I evaluated it from all angles.
And if I do say so myself, it looks very sweet from every approach. And sways nicely in the breeze too.
To hang the cranes from their dowel rods, I threaded waxed thread through the center of each crane, choosing a thread color that matches the theme of their nursery.
If they don’t like it, totally okay. No pressure to put it on the baby’s room!
Of course, I hope they do like it, but at the very least, it gave me a lovely afternoon of crafting fun, free from checking email, looking at FB, or blogging obsessively.
Oh, and most important, my son is all better. And working on some crafting projects of his very own!