Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Library Living At Home: The Craft Table

Our dining room table is rarely used for eating meals (don't panic - we eat plenty and we are always together). It's mainly our craft table. The library welcomes me to find treasures to create with my children and {Bonus} gives us a new tablescape each month. We found a book on Saint Brigid (I had never heard of her before), and this year for our St. Patrick's Day craft we're making a simple Saint Brigid's cross using different colors of raffia. 

The library is our centerpiece for new ideas and inspiration, and my children (and their friends) think I'm quite the crafty creator. Sharing more, spending less ~ the library helps us live, love, and learn.  

Update: Wednesday afternoon I put cookies in the oven, made a festive party punch and Arielle had her best girls over for a crafty party at the table. In  the words of my youngest son, it was an epic fail. Don't make the Brigid's Cross with 3rd graders - unless you're into despondent girls ("Your directions don't make any sense, Mrs. T." and "Are you sure you know what you're doing?") and a wreck of raffia that will make the most courageous vacuum cry. Stick with the shamrocks, Michele. Stick with the shamrocks.

You can find more creative ways of 
Library Living At Home here.

xoxo Michele


Jessica @ Quirky Bookworm said...

Does St. Brigid have to do with St. Patrick's Day? I associate St Brigid with Groundhog Day/Imbolc celebrations. (aka I thought she was more of a pre-Christian, pagan saint). Perhaps I'm wrong, off for some research! :)

Natalie T. said...

So great. :)

Michele said...

Hi Jess! She doesn't have anything to do with St. Patrick's Day but I can't bring myself to make one more shamrock craft and that's the backstory.

Maybe I should call it All Irish Saints Day - she would make these crosses when praying for a pagan or leading someone to Christ. We loved learning about her (although I think her day is around Feb 1st - so she might have something to do with groundhog's day). We would have to do more research as well - please let me know what you discover.

Thank you, sweet Natalie!

xoxo michele