I just got an idea for table confetti for our wedding, and maybe you can use this idea for something festive, too! I wanted to write it down before I forget it, because my mind is going a million miles a minute lately.
I bought some pre-cut paper flower confetti in aqua at Michael's for something dumb, like $4 or $5 bucks for a little jar. I was daydreaming of the other things I could make confetti with (going with our schizo vintage/Mexican fiesta/dia de los muertos/papel picado themes) and thought about the random stack of Loteria cards I found in our closet the other night (which you can find in your town or on the internet... I just happen to be a hopeless packrat). Plus, I saw some awesome cut-out stamps at Michael's that I bet could make confetti even more fun!
Here I go reposting from my wedding blog again. It's just that a lot of wedding crafts have non-wedding uses, too, and I am also wound up in channeling my creativity into wedding stuff for now... I can totally picture some non-wedding applications for these little beauties! Now to find the time!
Crafting Comfort is a network of volunteers in the Central Texas area. Volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year making handcrafted items designed to provide comfort.
Volunteers come from all walks of life, young and old, sewing enthusiasts, knitters, crocheters, scrap bookers and many other varied interests. Their common goal is to provide comfort to those in need. Our volunteers understand how a warm quilt or a handcrafted toy can provide security in stressful situations. Handcrafts made with love and concern for the recipient provide their own healing power.
Here are current projects at the Charity Craft Center:
Medical Play Dolls - need 70 a month
Receiving blankets - need 50 per month
Kids surgical caps - need 20 per month
Breast Cancer Heart Pillows - need 20 per month
Breast Cancer Eye Sachets - need 30 per month
Breast Cancer Camisoles - need 20 per month
This sounds like an awesome way to use your craftiness for a good cause!
I stumbled across this shop today, which is a collective etsy shop to help the gulf coast recover from the BP oil spill. Etsy sellers have donated their items so that 100% of the proceeds will be given to the Gulf Coast recovery effort (after etsy and PayPal fees). More on other etsian efforts here.
Please help me out! I am trying to win a small business grant. This could really be the kick in the pants I need... To carve out studio space (instead of the kitchen table) and get some silversmithing supplies, so I can start working in silver at home (with ventilation for those acetylene gasses!). It would be a dream come true!
It only takes a second, and I'd be eternally grateful!