My daughter wanted to try her hand at making paper, using some of the dried petals from the flowers she received for her birthday to embellish it. So, on Saturday, out came the blender and a bag of documents I had cut up (my version of shredding). I also made her a screen using an old picture frame and some wire mesh that I cut out from one of the old window screens (I knew there was a reason why I kept one of the old screens!)
The last time I made some handmade paper, it was on a scorching hot day and the paper dried in a matter of hours. It wasn't as hot this weekend, so, we left the paper to dry overnight, spread out over the dining table and the coffee table. Unfortunately, the color of the rose petals leached out and they just turned brown! They were still damp this morning, so we hung them from the door frame near the heater to dry faster.
Not quite sure what she plans to do with them, but she might make cards or bookmarks with some of them.
This weekend, I am grateful for:
- Doing a craft project with my daughter
- M bringing me another bag of soil amendment for the garden
- Being able to let neighbor S borrow my recycling bin
- Switching to Daylight Savings Time
- A working heater
This weekend's joyful activity was helping daughter make paper.
It was a pleasant, relaxing weekend. Which means that I really need to get my act together and get a few things accomplished tomorrow!
How was your weekend? Have you tried making paper? What are your plans for the week?