This brown paper shade has been amongst my craft supplies for a really long time. It was one of those things I got so used to having in my stash that I kind of looked over it. I remember having it in a house when I only had one child. That’s a long time ago!
I covered it over with craft paper and embellished it with an image from the children’s book Blueberries for Sal.
We love Blueberries for Sal…do you?
I actually cut the image straight from the book…but it’s okay, I think. This last year I’ve been trying to “use what I have”. It turns out I have a lot of stuff.
Aside from the nice copies of Robert McCloskey books we keep on our family shelf I found some older editions a few years ago at a used book store. So even though I cut one, there’s still two more.
They were in the clearance bin, why would a Robert McCloskey book be on clearance? His books are timeless and we have had many a happy story night reading all of them. His illustrations are among my favorite…
On a day that looks like this outside:
The kids were surprised with a day off.
We did a little of this…
And a little of that….
What about you? What was your this and that today?