January 13, 2012
The sweetest things in life are often the most simple. Once a month people from the Buckner area get together at the library and learn to do a craft that is easy, cheap or free, and fun. While we are crafting away, we talk about everything under the sun and thoroughly enjoy ourselves. It's a time when we leave our troubles behind and laugh and play.
Some of the things we've created over the last two years are mentioned here and probably could be found online if you look. Flower pounding involved hammering flowers and leaves onto fabric, leaving a permanent dye that resembles watercolors. Other crafts included: making yarn out of old tshirts, beads out of paper, garden totems, terrariums in jars, bath sachets using coffee filters, homemade ice cream in zip lock bags, and Christmas ornaments out of old light bulbs. Sometimes, we make really special things. We've made fleece scarves, Natasha beads from polymer clay scraps, and even a gift in a jar of cowboy cookies. We've also made fluffy, flip flops and decoupaged baskets using pretty napkins. On another occassion, we laminated pretty napkins to paper using plastic wrap.
Village Crafters is usually held at 2 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month, and any adult is welcome. Here is a picture of our group and one of our craft on the day we made the Natasha beads, crafting our way to happiness.