People craft– getting along with yourself

A prescription for your happiness Rx:  Learn something new!  For sure, mastering a fun new skill (such as drying flowers and turning them into wreaths and arrangements, learning to knit/crochet, and creating stained glass items such as lamps) is challenging in the beginning.  Even if you don’t get things right at first, trying gives you a confidence boost as you improve.  According to the Journal of Happiness Studies, this boost in confidence makes you happier even months later.  We can brighten our days with free and easy tutorials that teach us how to make dried flower arrangements– Dried Flower Projects including Making a  Wreath, Swag, and more att Save-on-Crafts.com/driedflowarb.html

Or how to knit or crochet articles on StitchDiva.com/custom.aspx?id=49 with free patterns:

FREE014 - Crochet Pattern - Flower Headband

Or making something creative in stained glass at Creativity-In-Glass.com/cathedralstainedglass.html – making a lamp shade is a bit ambitious unless it becomes a seasonal project.

stained glass lamp project

A bit of advice though, do not set out to learn cake decorating.  A friend of mine gained fifteen pounds in six months doing this last winter!

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4 thoughts on “People craft– getting along with yourself

  1. Janessa Breckinridge

    About cake decorating, it does sound dangerous. German model Heidi Klum loves to cook German recipes but she makes meatballs and cabbage.

  2. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    What a gorgeous crocheted headband with the flower. It would be fun to have a project to look forward to working on, just a little at a time.

  3. Kathleen Rowland

    A little at a time, that is how I’m doing my arm rest project. We had our living room furniture recovered (in rough white linen with mocha toned piping. I didn’t like the way the arm rests (those little covers on the arms) looked and wanted to make my own that fit exactly with the lines of the furniture. I’m doing them just a little at a time, and it’s fun that way. No pressure!

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