I Made A Thing in February

I’d got off to such a strong start with my resolution in January but I don’t have much to show for February.

It was obviously a short month and we were away on vacation for the first nine days. When we got home I had some billable work to take care of. Then, two weeks ago I dropped my Aeropress full of coffee grounds and freshly boiled water on my hand and gave myself a mild 2nd-degree burn. It covered about 75% of my right hand – my dominant one, which made doing stuff kind of uncomfortable for a week or so. As my hand began to heal we had some warmish nice sunny days, so I got outside to do some yard work. And now it’s March!

The only craft I managed to complete this month was a set of Valentine’s Day cards for Little B to hand out to her pre-school friends. This almost didn’t even happen because I’d forgotten all about until about 7:00 PM on the 13th. Jeremy and I don’t really observe Valentine’s day, for many reasons, but mainly because I’m a cheap-ass who doesn’t want a grossly overpriced bouquet of flowers or to be rushed through a lukewarm inflated Prix-fixed meal in a crowded restaurant because the greeting card industry thinks we should.

But that’s just me.

Anyway, this idea was blatantly ripped off from Pinterest. I printed them on some 65lb cardstock that I already had but if I was going to do it again, I’d defiantly buy something thicker. The balloons were from Party City and the quality is quite impressive. We’ve had one blown up and kicking around our house for about a week and it doesn’t look like it’s lost any air at all. The Washi tape was from Dollarama.

Now I have a few spring-themed projects on my mind and a few other things on the go already. I don’t know yet what March will bring for leisure time, but I’m really hoping to carve out some space in my life for some creativity over the next few weeks.

What are you working on this month?

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