Here is a shout out to all my faithful followers...(which might only be my golden ret. Belle...she is a REAL follower!) AHEM, I have been oh so busy with all kinds of summer stuff. I did lots of fun things for my family reunion that was fabulous fun for a crafter/artsy type like me. I certainly did go over the top with a few things, but I do not apologize for that. IT IS THE WAY I LIVE...and I like it.
I did a painting that I have had in my head for years of my family farm that I grew up on until I was 16. It was so much fun that I hated to be finished with it...there were so many fun memories. I made prints for all of my siblings and parents.
But then I had in my head that I needed to do some drawer cleaning. And that "cookie" added on the idea that I wanted a ring holder. Probably could have bought one a lot cheaper than the time it took. BUT THAT IS NOT MY WAY!!
I took little strips of cardboard and glued a pencil on top. YES, a perfectly good pencil. With 6 kids that have been through school, I have a few used ones around!! I cut them to fit the section and then hot glued them in....it only took a few days. I then covered that box with a polka dot tafetta and put trim on the edges. AHHHH. It seemed to take forever, but I put in "My Fair Lady" and my girls came downstairs and we all crafted together.
I wonder if they know how much fun that is for their mom. Poor dad sits upstairs with his sports TV when he could be gluing stuff and singing along with "Just you Wait!".