Arts & Crafts

One of our required classes is arts and crafts; it’s supposed to teach us some “leisure” activities to reduce our stress.

I’m pretty good at crafts already so spending 2 hours a week tracing stencils didn’t appeal to me.

But we were told that a few weeks in we’d be allowed to do some other craft. I decided on leather craft. I’ve done leather working before but it was the best of the options given.

So today, my roommate and I went to ask the craft instructor if we would be allowed to start a craft that interested us in our on-class time.
She was ecstatic.
We watched the hour long Tandy Leather Shop video explaining how to do the crafts in the beginning sample kit, sat thru a lecture by the tool manager, , picked out our starter project, and then got permission to start our project tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s arts project is jewelry making but the instructor said all we had to do was make some small something to show participation and then we could spend the rest of the time on our leather work.
I spent some time this evening creating some designs for my bracelet.

But tomorrow I also have my psych appt where I have to read out loud my description of the trauma. That will be stressful and likely very tear inducing. Hopefully it won’t interfere with my leatherwork time.

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  1. They don’t have knife making classes or bow making classes?

    • stillstrange

       /  June 13, 2012

      Hey Sam..To bad there’s not a Like button for comments. That made me laugh. 🙂

  2. Tim

     /  June 12, 2012

    Hey Keegan, extra nuzzling coming up. How about a sheath?

  3. Anonymous

     /  June 13, 2012

    No sheaths until you’ve done 5 beginner projects. And no knives allowed so measuring would be problematic.

    I have to make 3 level 1 projects before I’m allowed to attempt the next level.
    So…bracelets, key fobs, and twisted bracelets.

    But I am doing well, my letters are lined up and good impressions.
    Tomorrow I start on the bracelet itself, so far I’ve been practicing on scrap bits of leather.


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