Friday, October 12, 2012

Arts & Crafts Day

Okay, so Sweetie and I had ourselves an Arts & Crafts Day.

I dabbled in my first non-food Pinterest project - a menu board.

It took me ALL DAY.

Sigh. Alllllll daaaaay.

I started at 8:30am. Hot glue gun, a broken repurposed cutting board, popsicle sticks, cardstock, ribbon...


By lunchtime, I needed Sweetie to eat three small boxes of raisins so I could make my little boxes (for Poultry, Soups/Seafood/Slow Cooker, & Red Meat).

I worked on it in spurts throughout the day. If you have a 2 year old, you know that everything takes longer with help. My office is a disaster as all the crayon wrappers were peeled away, boxes of stickers dumped onto floors, ribbons streamed across the sky.

And as my family slept peacefully just after midnight, I finished up the last of my ingredients for the backs of my 52 little cards. Wow.

I now have a (rather obviously) handmade version of the same information I keep week-to-week on a Note on my iPhone - but now with shopping lists so that I don't have to sit and make my weekly lists while referencing countless cookbooks and online sources. And it's kitschy...for my kitchen.

I mentioned it was Arts & Crafts Day for both of us, right?

Well, Sweetie found a pencil and some scrap paper and made her first unprompted drawing. She has scribbled lines on a MagnaDoodle here and there before, but I finally got real art from her. A defined shape with purpose.

A round shape. A pretty good one for a first circle - meeting completely and everything. And two eyes that I watched her draw but the mechanical pencil lead wasn't advanced enough to show anything for it. "Cat," she said to me.
Cat
You're damn right it is, Sweetie. That's most definitely a cat.

Arts. Ur doin it rite.

4 comments:

  1. whoa---your menu board is BRILLIANT.

    and i can practically hear the kitty purring. what a day!

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  2. how cute! I see the cat too! I love Pinterest! I am addicted and have gotten so many ideas!!

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  3. I love, love, love the cat. Damn right.

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