Thursday, August 12, 2010

Aprons, Birthdays, Clipboards, Decoupage, Need I Go On?

So..I'm behind. : )  It just means I'm putting my family first, so I don't feel so bad.  : )  Tuesday was crazy-Bible study, we were supposed to meet Mom and Dad for lunch (Dad's birthday), but he was at his Compass test (getting ready to go back to the UA!), and he went longer than he thought he would.  So, then we had Ethan's open house at preschool (fun!), and he just wanted me to leave so he could play!  I'm so excited, because it means he probably won't cry on Monday!  Then later we had a meeting for parents at his school, and what a fun night.  I got to chat with a great friend, then grocery shopped till 10!
Wednesday was good and busy too-cleaned, dusted, did laundry, then went out to Wal-Mart, Target, and the library.  It was so stinkin' hot!  I think it must be 102 degree heat combined with my black van!  I learned, I promise.
Today I ran errands, took Mary Claire to the orthodontist (back to pink rubber bands!), and got a teensy nap-maybe 30 minutes?  I've also been crafty in my spare time-ha!-I've been making Mary Claire a clipboard (she didn't like the ones at the store..), and making new pump pouches for her, ordering shoes online (wait-is that not crafty?), and making birthday aprons!  Those are so much more exciting than my errands, so I'll take some pictures for you..
Here's the front of the clipboard:

And this is the back:

Then I have been working on these aprons for two birthdays tomorrow (so we're getting them the same thing: monogrammed apron and nice cookbooks on cupcakes and cookies-yum!):

And here are the two pump pouches I finished tonight-one for the party (cupcakes!), and one for school.  I have about six more cut and ready to sew, but I'm tired.

Yeah, productive, but I just can't do it all.  I think I can only be really good at one thing at a time!
Do you need instructions for the clipboard?  It was pretty easy, and so fun!  I used a plain fiberboard clipboard from Wal-Mart, and used scrapbook paper and Mod Podge to stick/seal the paper on.  Then I have put two more coats of that sticky stuff on it. Then I bought some spray sealer today to do tomorrow, and then I'll tie billions of ribbons on the clippy, and it'll be done!  I'll show you a pix of it finished.  If I can make a utilitarian thing a tiny bit cuter, I'm happy! : )

1 comment:

The Mom said...

Cute, cute, and even cuter~~