Welcome to Make it for Monday #5! I'm looking forward to seeing all the crafity-craft-crafts or makeovers or
I LOVE making these, and they lend themselves to so many creative uses. Hanging kids artwork, clipping pictures up, recipes, lists, birthday cards.....whatever needs displayed in an original way. And you can use any kind of paper (scrapbook, newspaper, wrapping, etc.) or even fabric, though I've not tried that yet. Here's Kim's tutorial at Twice Remembered, where I first learned to make them.
Here's my wee offering this week:
I've posted these before, but here's some I made for my Gramma's 92nd birthday, back in August:
While I'm at it, here's some pictures from that fun day....all the more meaningful because she has declined very quickly since then, having fallen and fractured her back, then falling again several weeks later breaking her ankle. She's now wheelchair-ridden, she's lost most of her hearing, and is in the beginning stages of alzheimers. She can't keep all her grandkids and great grandkids straight anymore, and she's so embarrassed by it. Breaks my heart. Love her so very much.....hard to see her struggling after living such a full, creative, loving life.
Here she is with my mom (her daughter) and dad, me (her firstborn grandbaby!), my sis and brother.
With all her great-grands, sans one of my nieces who was at a birthday party.
Even Bogart the Big Black Dog has adopted her :)
She still wanted to throw the horseshoes!
She did darn good too....
Loverly. Her sash says "Spoil Me. It's My Birthday!"
We loved on her all day. So much of my love for the creative and domestic arts comes directly from her.
She's still a beauty.
Ok, link 'er up folks. Please post the url to your specific post, and I'd love to have you add my button somewhere in your post so others can find their way back here to either play along or enjoy the other posts. You can find the code up there to the right on my sidebar.
And please try to spread some comment love around, or it's really not a party! We all enjoy knowing others have noticed our creative attempts. It's as close as some of us get to our 15 minutes of fame :)