Have you ever found that you love doing something so much, that when you’re going at it, you don’t even realize how much time has passed by? That’s exactly how I feel when I’m in my “Mom Cave” also known as “The Craft Closet“. For those who don’t know, I sacrificed my master bedroom to be able to have a functioning work space. It kind of happened by accident. After we had our daughter, my husband and I decided to move our bedroom to the bottom floor, to be on the same level of the house as our daughter. That left a wide open empty space in the house! At some point, we converted the bedroom area to an office, and I set my sights on the walk-in closet. I have to admit, the walk-in closet is not large by any means of the imagination, but once I re-purposed some shelving, storage containers, and thrift store finds, I made it my own. You’d be amazed at how much stuff I’ve managed to cram into such a small space! I think my high school days of bagging groceries at Kroger taught me to condense large amounts of things into a small space (you wouldn’t believe how meticulous I was at maximizing the space in a plastic grocery bag!). The best thing about the The Craft Closet is that it’s a place to create, relax, share, and spend time with my daughter.
Ok, I’ve gotten sidetracked…back to things I love 🙂 In a previous blogpost, I mentioned making mini crowns with my daughter. As is typical when I am cutting things out on the Cricut, I usually cut extra just in case something goes wrong. So after we created our fabric/cardstock crown, she found that there was one extra crown. I watched her tape it together and color on it. She said that it was for her cousin. At this point, I was working on Doc McStuffins cupcake toppers, and I had a few extra hearts left over. Although I usually end up cleaning it up later, I offered her my left over cut outs. I sat back and watched her as she began taping the hearts to the top of the crown. It was at that moment that I had a lightbulb moment! I told her that she had just designed the next item for Crafty Chic Bowtique!
Back at the drawing board, I began to create the design. I used the same pattern that we used for our craft, which was a small border from the Ribbons and Rosettes Cricut cartridge. Next, I welded small hearts to the top of each point on the crown. I added a couple of circles to create holes, and voila!
The mini crown, designed by my 4 year old for her cousin! I tied black and white polka dot ribbon on either side of the hole to use as an enclosure. It was perfect! I immediately added the crown to Crafty Chic Bowtique on Etsy. After I listed the crowns, I happened to look at my shop and realized the mini crown was the 50th item that I’ve listed! For me, 50 items listed is the first milestone for me in my shop. How amazing and special 🙂 It seems time does fly when you’re having fun.