With Daylight Savings on the brain this week I thought it might be appropriate to share one of my little projects I put together for the boys' room.
I've mentioned their deep affection for the game of football so I thought it would be fun to make a football-themed clock.
First, I bought a pre-made wood circle (and I know that's cheating but I don't have power tools to make one myself).
Then I bought a clock mechanism and a pack of football cards which proved to be a troublesome issue. You see, my boys LOVE their cards and collect them like crazy so when I bought a pack for myself to use they were thrilled. However, I asked Spencer to point out the best cards in the pack which he did, not knowing what was up or what I'd be doing with them.
As soon as he showed me the best cards I said thank you and proceeded to glue them to the painted clock face which provoked the loudest squeals you can imagine.
"WHAT ARE YOU DOING???"
That was pretty much the gist of their reaction when they saw me gluing football cards to the clock.
I gave them the extra cards but it took a good solid week of the clock on the wall before they forgave my sacrilege.
Unpainted wood round $6
Clock mechanism and numbers $5
Pack of football cards $2.97
Spray paint, varnish (I already had on hand) $2
Hearing boys say "It's half-past Troy Polamalu"? Priceless.
Newsflash: People have been asking if I'm going to BlogHer this year in Chicago. I went last year as a presenter and worked with Melanie Nelson of Blogging Basics 101 fame and have the chance to return for an encore in the Geek Lab section of the event.
BlogHer is collecting data to determine where the interest is and if you'd like to see us presenting or to hear what we have to offer please visit the BlogHer link, log in to your account and click the "I would be interested in attending" link under the header to let them know. Thank you so very much.
And here are a few other fun crafty links I've collected. May you craft in joy.
A knitted bunny washcloth pattern just in time for spring from Susan B. Anderson
A yarn basket from a Friend to Knit With (you'll have to see it to understand what it is)
Goldfish-in-a-Bag soap from Craftster
A dozen ways to make a play kitchen by One Crafty Place
A flower crown from Tiny Happy
Sponsored by Pink and Blue for unique baby gifts to make them "ooh" and "ahh" and by Pak Naks--Decorate your stuff with these adorable rubber charms.