Thursday, January 12, 2012

A little bit of this and that

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?


Barbara said...

What was the sound the berries made when they fell into the pail - kerplink, kerplank, kerplunk? - or something like that. We read that book A LOT. And Make Way for Ducklings, of course. As long as you have backup copies of Blueberries, I guess it's OK to cut one up.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I see your new banner! My day was spent in sandals running errands which included grocery shopping! An exciting day! lol Hugs from the South! ♥♥♥

Dog Trot Farm said...

How creative, I love your lamp. Blueberries For Sal, Mike Mulligan, Ferdinand The Bull, such wonderful memories of reading these classic stories to my children. I have to tell you as I opened a jar of Blueberry jam this morning, put up last August, I could almost hear the kerplink, kerplank, kerplunk of berries hitting my bucket. No sandals here just Muck boots. Enjoy the snow, Julie.

Prairie Rose said...

I have never even heard of this book!
I feel like I have deprived:(
But the illustrations are precious.
My this and that day is kind of like yours...a little bit of sugary baking, a little craftiness with some boring things like laundry and running on the treadmill thrown in:)
Have a great weekend, Friend!

Dawn said...

The lamp is wonderful! I have several shabby books that I purchased to do such a project as this. And I haven't done any....!

Anonymous said...

I wish you were in the warmth crafting with me!! Now that I'm older and looking at the pictures, you really remind me of the mom from the book!