- Spend more time with the children
- Smoke less
- Update the blog more regularly
- Study on time to avoid nightshifts and worries as before deadline in December
- Take more photos and experiment more with photography
However, now that we have passed the winter solstice and the days are getting longer again - yoohay - I can't wait to leave Christmas behind me and welcome the spring. My fingers were itching again to do something crafty, so I sat down spontaneously yesterday with a bright idea. Seeing that bird silhouettes are still - just about? - the rage, I made some bird magnets.
You probably have some old, simple fridge magnets stuck on your fridge door. Well, actually you may not - as you all have carefully decorated, tastefully designed kitchens in which mucky old magnets do not feature *ahem*. Well, mine came from the
I doodled a bit and then settled on a bird design which I drew onto the back of the magnet. I used some silver gel marker for that - just because that was easily visible on the black magnet.
Then I cut out the silhouette with my kitchen scissors. This part of the project probably would benefit from some sharp crafting scissors. But with a bit of patience and luck even my klutzy kitchen scissors did the trick and I cut out two different types of silhouettes.
Lastly I simply coloured the front of it in with some black permanent marker. Any colour, I guess, would do. You could tie them in with your colour scheme or use spray paint to get an even finish.
Here are the birdies - they have taken refuge on my poetree on the dishwasher door. What do you think of them?