Monday, October 18, 2010
This weekend my family and I hit up the Friends of the Library book sale, and I now have lots of new vintage crafting books to jump start some serious making and fall foraging. (The above stack is only a portion of our haul!) If you're anywhere nearby, it's worth the trip.
With some of this in mind, I brought a basket out for some gathering this morning. We have a stand of huge white pines and several blue spruces on one side of our house, and each year they gift us with loads of pine cones. I left plenty for the squirrels, who were out in full force.
Then I headed out to the field for some wild grasses. I'm not sure what it will all turn into, I'm just excited by their potential.
I think gathering raw materials and dreaming about what they might turn into is one of my favorite aspects of making. How about you, what part of the creation process gets you the most excited? The idea stage, the doing, the documenting, the end result or some other part in between?