I have just joined Craftster, so this is also my first craft challenge and I was really excited to get creative with materials I don't normally use. I happened to see some pipe cleaners in the craft store I was in so decided to bring them home to play with. Almost immediately I decided I wanted to weave them into something, so I used a basic basket weaving technique to make a little vase. It was cute, but a bit boring for a craft challenge, so I took a break to go see my mum...and that's where I got my inspiration. She happened to be making a cast of a little pottery cat she's had for years, which I've always liked because of his simple fat-bellied shape, and I thought it would be a cute shape for a pen holder. So, before I new it, I had a fuzzy cat pen holder for my desk. However, I thought he might get a bit lonely, and I was enjoying weaving the pipe cleaners so much I couldn't stop, so along came a little birdie.
These are my two new craft buddies, eager to hold my pens, paintbrushes etc. for my next craft challenge
I do have a lot more pens, pencils, paintbrushes etc that need a home still, so I think there might be some more fuzzy desk buddies joining them soon!