So anyway, I didn't have much to talk about last week, because I couldn't hardly come on my public interwebs blog and be all "hey, everyone! I'm all alone out here in the dark dark woods with only a steak knife and a puppy for protection!" You know?
Anyramblingnonsense, it's a new week. And yesterday, in a caramel mocha fueled Pinterest binge, inspiration struck. I got my craft on. Bug's big boy room had been slow going. He got the bunk beds, you may remember, for his birthday. And they are all
And then, we had a stupidcute framed car picture, thanks to our friends Anne & Co. Which perfectly filled the wall space in the tiny little "reading corner." Which, of course, is a fancy way of saying I shoved an old Target bookshelf in an awkward corner space and deemed it "the reading corner". Which Bug took to mean "the corner where I dump all my books all over the floor when I'm supposed to be napping corner."
But then, there was this big huge wall on the other side of the room. I had vague ideas - I wanted something bright, something somehow transportation related without being like "hi here are some more pictures of cars and trucks", and something not ugly. And yesterday, I was finally ready to commit and craft. So I got out the felt and the glue gun and an hour and a half later, I had this!
I love it. I thought it had kind of a race track feel to it, but Bug saw it and clapped his hands and said "like swimming lessons!" Apparently, it reminds him of the flags around the pool at the Y. But whatever, he likes it. And I do, too. And it was SO easy to make. I printed off lower case letters using a font I liked in Word (Stone Sans ITC), cut them out to make stencils to make the felt letters, used a piece of cardboard for the triangle stencils, then used hot glue to stick it all together and onto a piece of double fold bias tape.
I'm not quite done yet. I still have to make the map-covered letter A and I'd really prefer to have some sort of a book sling instead of the beat up bookshelf ... but it's good for now. (I tried to show you my Pins for both of those items, but Pinterest is in a mood, it seems. 404 YO'SELF, Pinterest!)
Here's hoping for a good week. Despite the weatherman saying we might need a SHOVEL by Wednesday night. A freaking SHOVEL!?!? Hold me.
*Please excuse the random formatting issues. I don't even have the energy to try to figure it out. Andplusalso, there's probably nobody still reading at this point anyway, so BLALALASLBAKBJNKAJBSFDKJBAWKERGH≥/.