When coming up with my blog title I wanted it to be something unique but still fun. I was thinking about what it is I really like about crafting. I love being able to take something that other people view as junk and turn it into something beautiful and useful. When I was thinking about all of that I remembered the story of the Ugly Duckling. Being a kindergarten teacher and having been read to a lot as a child I realize that I may be more familiar with the story than many of you. In the story the mama duck is waiting for her eggs to hatch and when the eggs finally do hatch there are four beautiful yellow ducklings, but one of the babies is white and looks different than the others. None of the other ducklings want to play with him and the mother keeps trying to get rid of him. So sad...I know. In the end it turns out he is really a swan. There is nothing wrong with him he was just unique and would turn out to be a beautiful swan. That is how I think of my projects. They may not start out as anything beautiful but in the end they are something unique and special. Below I have attached the youtube video in case you would like to watch...mostly just for fun.