The Whirly Girl

Archive for March 2009

One of the things I did over spring break was make magnets.  I’d seen several sets of instructions on other blogs and they seemed quick enough to provide the instant craft gratification I was looking for.  I hit up Hobby Lobby and Michael’s in the morning, then hunkered down that afternoon to drink tea, watch the rain, and make magnets. 

I hot-glued scrapbook paper to wooden disks, then painted on some gloss glaze when the glue dried.  I started hot-glueing round magnets on the backs, but realized the glaze was still wet enough that I was leaving fingerprints, so I finished up with the magnets the next day.  This is what all the flat surfaces in the “office” looked like:

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The end of this week marks the survival for the first week back after spring break.  I am positive we teachers appreciate a week off in March more that the darling rugrats we teacher.  At least, I know I did.

What I Did Not Have To Do Over Spring Break:

1. Wear makeup (my grown-up acne, that I’m sure I’m catching from my middle schoolers, magically cleared up).

2. Recess duty.

3. Grade quizzes.

4. Pack my lunch.

5. Pretend to be sympathetic when administering logical consequences to unruly students.

 What I Got To Do Because Of Spring Break:

1. Worked on my ’09-’10 school bag.

2. Made magnets (thanks for the ideas being sarah marie and angry chicken!).

3. Started making a rug.

4. Talked crafts with my mama.

5. Took pictures of said crafts.

I am quite certain I will make a stellar stay-at-home-wife/mama some day.

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There is a handmake quilt on all four of the beds in my parents house.  My grandfather make the dining room table I had in my first post-college house.  My dad made my first desk.  In my closet hangs a bridesmaids dress my seamstress mother made for me less than two years ago–never mind all the clothes she made during my growing up years.  My bottles of fingernail polish are stored in a basket made by my sister  for my birthday when she was in middle school. 

Needless to say, I feel like I have some catching up to do.  As I dabbled in, and then plunged into, the task of building a home and life away from my parents, I have found myself more and more inclined to make the things that create a home.  I also find that I value more and more the household objects that have been passed down to my own new household.  So, this blog was created as a way to share my attempts at crafting a home and preserving those things that have graced homes in the past, and now, present.

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