I know I will have some time during my summer break as I work in a Day Camp and run a department called The Design Center. I am so excited for this summer. Last summer was my first, so I ordered all my projects late in the game. This year, I had time to plan things out. See crafts from all over and see what I could do with the girls that come to me (girls after all are the only ones who want to attend an activity called The Design Center).
Every project I do is based on photos. The girls go out and take pictures with a few digital cameras and then do a project based on that photo or photos. We have done canvas bags, scrapbooks, memory boxes, etc. This year I am able to incorporate some paperweights, magnets, canvas bags, other types of decoupage frames and boxes so I am very excited. I have always felt that I wanted the kids to bring home something meaningful and not "crap." Last year I did charm bracelets so this year I tried to get lots of good beads and such to incorporate into funky frames, boxes and whatever else may suit my fancy.
I decided to originally go back to working at camp to divert the cost of sending my kids there and because I loved going to this camp myself. I always told myself anytime I felt like i hated it or it wasn't for me I would not come back for a second year. Well, obviously I enjoyed it and I am going back. I am very excited for this and I am looking forward to it.
I'll keep you posted and maybe someday I will open my own Etsy shop. I have too many ideas and I just have to start doing them.