Spending Quality Time With My 14 Year Old This Summer
Emma wasn’t old enough this past summer to to be a junior leader at summer camp, which means she had to spend a LIT-TLE more time at home…. with her boring family.
We had time on our hands.
And mom didn’t want phones and ipods in our hands all summer.
I convinced her to do some crafting with me. A little nudge was all it took, we found our rhythm pretty quick, on a creative high that lasted through most of the summer. I have Creativebug to thank. Each day home, with not much to do, we were in the studio, being shown how to make all kinds of things from the Creativebug instructors.
Can I even begin to tell you the sheer pleasure I felt at being told how to make something after writing how to instructions for the 60 projects in my book? Bliss, I tell you!
The mushroom above, designed by Tamar Mogendorff and was part of the makerie series on Creativebug this summer. I have been in awe of her work for years, and to have her instruct me on how to make that mushroom was such a thrill. It lives in my studio now.