Thursday, September 7, 2023

Crafting At The Cabin Tags and Sticks?

 Hello!  Bet you're expecting a post full of TAGS!  Well guess what?  NOPE!  This time its crafting time.

My sister lives year round 3 lots down from my Summer home and her boys and their families come up frequently during the summer for visits.  Since I live on the lake side they tend to stop by often to use the beach.  Their little ones love playing in the water and I have a huge bucket (basket actually) of sand toys for them to build all sorts of sand castles.  So on one of those weekends my nephew showed up with his wife and 2 girls and decided they were celebrating the youngest ones birthday.  My sister wanted to have an impromptu party which is difficult up there because the nearest Walmart is 23 miles away so it's not like we can just run out and get the stuff we need.  Now my sister knew she was going to do this but didn't tell me until two days prior.  Good grief...I needed a gift!  This area is not really an area that has kids stuff.  Its a touristy area for boating, camping, large resorts, golf resorts, shops pertaining to art, pottery, farmer markets, clothing.  Its the Cape Cod of the Mid West.  And you just cannot find a decent gift for a 6 year old at a grocery store.  lol.  Down the road from us is a Sanctuary.  There are beautiful trails and my children as well as my sisters children have all walked those trails as kids.  Now that they have there own kids, they have taken theirs on these trails.  My son and husband have made walking sticks from fallen trees on our property for each of my grandkids and they earn a special Sanctuary emblem (a challenge we made up to get the grandkids active) to place on their sticks after walking one of the trails.  Thee feathers decorating the sticks are from the gulls that have left them on our beach that we have cleaned and added to the sticks with some pony beads.  So my husband and I decided to make Emi her very own Walking stick.  We bought her the emblem and her dad loved our challenge and will put it on after Emi completes a hike.  

I then had to rummage through some scraps to find non-Christmas paper to make some Birthday tags.  Not too shabby for not being prepared. Hahahahaha

Sure hope my sister doesn't make this a habit.  My brain hurt from thinking so hard.

Til next time............................................................................

1 comment:

  1. Susan, the walking stick is amazing! I am sure she loved her gift... and the birthday tags, too.