Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Consider Living More For Today Than For Some Day
I had to smile when today's challenge was about building a house...granted it is a birdhouse, but it makes me think of all the house cleaning I've been doing lately. Oh to be a bird with such a little space to keep clean :) I've been spending most of my time cleaning in the craft room and I realize that I save a lot of things for "some day." For instance, I'd better save this big plastic bottle because "some day" it may come in handy for a project. Oh, and this cardboard packing material, and those beat up plastic containers, and don't forget those wrappers from those candies...and so on, and so on, and so on...until eventually I am surrounded by piles of things for "some day" and unable to live comfortably in a clean space today. So I've been purging a lot - trying to live more for today than for some day. It has been an emotional purging for me since I seem to have a hard time letting go. I have to admit though - every time I remove things from the craft room and deposit them in the trash I feel a bit lighter and a bit more at peace :) So today's birdhouse is my house of peace - this is hopefully what I will end up with when I finish my purging - a peaceful, clean space where I can cozy up and create :) Wish me luck!
The roof of the birdhouse was cut from silver tooling foil and then scalloped and embossed. I used a sewing pin to attach the die cut bird and ribbon. The flowers were punched and then embellished with silver liquid pearls. Hope you like it and I hope you enjoy today!