Monday, January 9, 2017

National Hobby Month

I didn't even know there was a Hobby Month until Michael's told me in an email...so helpful of them! And while they were telling me that, they offered me some coupons. Now, I can't resist a good sale or coupon, so of course, I'm trying to decide what I actually need vs. what I want. That's the trouble with hobbies, they expand to fill your space!

Even if your hobby is collecting baseball cards, you'll need a bunch of binders and page protectors to go along with your cards and future cards, so those little guys add up to a lot of space taken up in the closet.

One hobby I enjoy but really don't do enough is scrapbooking. I love creating a page and journaling and putting down memories in writing so I don't forget. When I first started, I wondered how people could forget they had a product and then purchase it twice--I read someone had done that in a forum. Now, of course, I've become one of "those" people :)



This page is from two years ago, when I was invited to be a Guest Detective at CSI here. That was pretty fun...you have to take some of the clues and evidence and then put them together in a page.

If you're interested in checking them out, their blog is now here.

Another hobby I've picked up recently is wood burning. It's challenging but cool and I enjoy it. Here's a project I made with a wooden word from Michael's...or JoAnn's. After burning the design in, I colored with Distress Inks.



I love to bake as a hobby too. Cooking I only do as a must, baking I do because it's fun and tasty!
One thing I'm itching to try is the thin cookie recipe here. Sometimes I like a soft cookie, but lately, thin and crispy seems to be winning me over.



So what are your hobbies? Anything you'd like to try but haven't yet? I've tried needle felting and I'm not that good at it, but I have my supplies, so whenever the mood strikes, I'll give it another shot.

How can you see cuties like this and not want to make them yourself? You can buy them here, but I just want to make them so I can have all of them!



Happy Hobby Month!
Chark