If you've been reading my blog, you already know that I'm one of those new year's resolutions people. I shared my art resolutions for 2017 here. One of my other resolutions this year is to bring back something we used to do when the kids were younger: a monthly family evening. Back then this always consisted of a night of playing board games after dinner - a mix of fun and dread for all of us - which made it delightful.
Now the kids are both adults and in college and life is really hectic so I proposed that we get together once a month for family night again. They all seemed amused at the idea but everyone was game.
Last night we had our first monthly family night of the year. We had Pho for dinner (a crowd pleaser at our house) and then I got them going on the idea I had for our evening. Book folding. (I’ve recently learned about book folding and have really wanted to give it a go so I imposed it on everyone.)
Dave played up how little interest he had in this but in the end we were all pretty happy to sit around the table and discover this fun craft. Here are some pictures of our finished projects. Supplies wise, all that is involved is old books, wire and a few dots of hot glue.
Successful family night for January: check. New craft to explore further: joyful!
“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” – Lucille Ball