We've been in the new apartment for two full weeks now with none of our stuff. Other than getting tired of wearing the same pair of shoes every day, this hasn't been bad at all. It's clean and open, and we don't have to mess with tidying much. But the one thing that has been driving me nuts is having no access to my craft supplies.
Instead of being impatient and wasting money buying things that would soon arrive, I bought a pack of 50mm origami sheets in Japantown (one of the three surviving in the country) and learned how to make paper cranes. I got pretty ok at it, but it just wasn't enough.
I've been keeping a list of fun craft projects to decorate the house with, and they are mostly paper crafts like lanterns and pom-poms. I was really inspired this week by a tip from Hands Occupied on how some crafters are repurposing wedding or shower decorations. That's all and well for when the moving truck finally arrives (tomorrow!) but what do I do now, when my need is so great? Oh, hello pinwheels!