Hello, My Friends!~~
While we still have power early this Monday morning I will do another blog post. Right now we are braced for up to 70 mph wind gusts due during Monday evening and into Tuesday. Everything, and I mean everything, here in the Washington DC area is closed. But those impending winds! Oh my! They should knock out our power quite nicely. So it's not a matter of "if" but "when." We are prepared--I do have a Hubby who loves to camp and an Eagle Scout son, so we have at least 50 flashlights and lanterns on stand-by. I contributed thise tiny battery powered tea light candles which can be set all over the house for a little light in just the right spot--like the bathroom.
Being an avid crafter and with a big time craft show coming up in about a month, I took inventory of what I can do that doesn't require electricity. Gluing seems to be the best option, papercraft, and possibly hand stitching.
This is my glue of choice and I stocked up yesterday from the local craft stores.
I have this small army of tart mold pin cushions that require embellishment, so I can do that without power.
Lots and lots of small vintage mercury glass ornaments and beads can provide hours of crafting fun possibilities without the need for power.
As can these vintage aluminum light reflectors. The choices for crafting with these can be endless!
As can these cool vintage holiday bits n' bobs!
This cabinet full of vintage figurines is destined to be pin cushions, but if I get my act together I can still use the sewing machine to make the fabric "bases" for these figurines and assemble them later when a sewing machine is no longer necessary. Ok...so I better get started. After we get our power back, and who knows how long that will be, I may emerge buried under newly made crafts. Wouldn't that be a nice bonus for riding out a hurricane? To all of you in Sandy's path, hang in there. Catch you on the flip side!~~~XXOO, Beth