At school this time of year, things can get stressful. Last week the yearbook staff and I finished the yearbook (224 pages in all). I ate tons of chocolate and snacks! Also, with upcoming state tests, we all feel the pressure as teachers.
So, how do I cope when I can't get a massage? I craft! This past weekend I learned a little bit more about my new sewing machine and "restructured" a few things for Olivia. These shorts once were consignment store capris. I cut of the cute cuff, then resewed it on at the top for shorts and covered the seam with ric-rac. The tee shirt was made with the leftover scraps and fusible webbing. I got the idea from one of those cute, but expensive, kids clothing companies. Sorry, she wasn't in the mood to model.
I also made a few more of the scrabble tile charms. They are really fun to make. I made a "Twilight" one for the library media center at school - they are having a movie party this week with trivia. I hope the winner likes it.
Last, I teach across the hall from the wood shop. You never know what kind of smells or sounds I am going to endure in a day! But, one of the perks is getting things cut and scraps! I'm going to turn these little blocks into those cute reversible spring/summer blocks I've seen on the blogs.
Hope these ideas help you destress - they certainly help me!