I posted some work I did for my "work in progress" giant bug lady over the weekend and some newer followers wanted to know what she is all about. I live in a very old farmhouse. It is 2 stories and there are no heat vents up to the second level- so we don't spend tons of time upstairs. There is one large room upstairs and one tiny little room that I decided would be my craft room. I have been doing arts and crafts for as long as I can remember and I am a bit of a hoarder- I save tons of things thinking that one day I will use it and so I was pretty excited to have a room to store all of this "junk" in and also to retreat to if I wanted to make a big mess and be able to leave it out for days and days without having to worry about cleaning up. The ceiling and all the walls are plaster and the ceiling in this room was full of lots of cracks. Since this is just a craft room and so much of the house needed work, we stapled fabric to the ceiling to hide the cracks rather than knock it down and replaster- which is not a fun job- believe me, I know. I thought the ceiling looked a bit like a stormy sky- so one day while at the dollar store I bought a bunch of barbie dolls and set about making "bugs" to decorate the ceiling. These are the original bugs- they hang all over the ceiling in my craft room.
One day after I had made the ceiling bugs I was staring at a bunch of birdhouse gourds I had from my garden that I needed to use up and I was suddenly inspired to make a large bug lady to share my craft room with me. Like a lot of my projects- she is a work in progress and has been unfinished for awhile. I'm going to try to finish her up now. Here's some more pictures of my crazy craft room- it's not beautiful like the ones you see in magazines, but it does reflect my personality pretty well :)
This is one of my female cats- Latte. She was helping me out while I was cleaning up the craft room on Saturday. She really didn't do her part- she's a bit lazy ♥
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