Sounds like the start to a nerdy joke, doesn't it? Well, yesterday was the kick-off party for nanowrimo, and 40 of us showed up. As I sat there waiting for everything to start, I gazed around the room and had this indescribable urge to open my notebook and jot down notes.
Adventures really is the right word to describe this trip! On Wednesday, my phone quit working. On Friday we left for Atlanta, and on Saturday EJ and I went to a festival. Saturday morning, my phone started working again, so we woke up about an hour before the sun to take my husband to his conference, and as we drove away, I put in the directions to the festival. And my phone turned off and I couldn't get it back on.
So we turned around and got my husband's phone--he had his computer and could text me via google voice. So all was well again. The festival didn't start until 10, and it was only 8:30, so we stopped for breakfast and I found a cemetery/park to hang out for a while. Took a bunch of pictures. That was fun. Then off to the festival! Right inside we made our first stop--making slime! Squirt some chemicals in there and some red paint (because he's an Alabama fan).
Then shake it up!
I am NOT a painter, or artist, or drawer, or anything like that. But I saw something like this and really wanted to try it. So I got some thick cardstock and took a pencil and very lightly drew a trunk and some triangle branches. I had the most blue buttons, so I decided this was a winter snow tree.
I painted inside my lines and waited a VERY long time for the paint to dry before erasing my pencil marks. Then I spent forEVER arranging the buttons. When I finally got them where I liked them, I carefully hot glued them down. I think it would be pretty with red/green/yellow/orange/brown buttons also.
I was in the button mood, so I got a scrap of white sheet and hand sewed the stems, then sewed the buttons on. I cut a piece of green cardstock as my mat and found the frame at the thrift store. When I first made this, I really liked it, but now (2 1/2 years later) I realize it's a little busy. I did not like the straight stems of Pinterest pictures, and one row with curved stems looked kinda bare, but I think I overdid it.
And there are most of my colored buttons! For my birthday last year, I got some colored buttons, and I used them on the quiet book I made for my niece. There are SO many button crafts out there, I could never make them all, but it sure would be fun to try!
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.