I have been quilting away designing patterns and quilting the quilts to go with them. So fun! But the other day I felt like painting and taking a break to recharge my batteries and relax with a different kind of craft. Painting has a way of just soothing the nerves.
So I was at Joann’s just leisurely walking around, not collecting too much in my basket, (that’s a good thing!) when I came across this little wooden train. (Sorry I painted it too quickly, no naked shots) and I know a little big guy who is getting a new room decked out in “non-Thomas” trains. Well, that’s all the excuse I needed, a little “down time” train.
Before getting started though, after 11:00 pm I played with markers to make sure I had the right colors.
Painting alone was not enough of course, I had to embellish.
It is the perfect size for an entry door, on the knob,
on a hook
or on a closet door.
It was so much fun to make this, I’ll have to try this again soon, maybe with some wood Christmas ornaments I’ve been collecting over the years. What’s your “down time” craft?