I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
How about some crafts? I am going back and checking into my pictures for things that still need posting. Here are a few crafts I worked on recently.
I made this bird's nest tea cup (and the tea picture below) for a girlfriend's recent birthday. The tea cup was vintage, and the bird and floral stuff I had around the house. When I got the bird nest the way I wanted it, I thought there was not enough color on the inside of the cup. I took a couple permanent markers and drew some freehand lines around the inside rim. Since this will likely never be washed, they should last just fine.
The tea picture was just a silhouette of a tea cup that I traced on scrap material. I beaded in the shape with tiny beads, then made a tiny tea tag from an edge of my real tea bag tags. I attached the tag with a piece of thread and a dab of glue. After framing it, it still needed "something" so I added the Scrabble-type wood letters. I had them in my stash of craft "stuff" that people have handed down to me. I think they were from scrap booking supplies and are smaller than the real scrabble letters. The whole picture was small, about 2 1/2 x 3 1/2. I buy the little frames at random when I am thrifting. I think this one was bright (ugly) yellow before painting.
I made this light-up marquee sign for our friends to use at their cabin at family camp. There are lots of tutorials on-line, so look them up for details. I would suggest, though, that I spaced my lights too close to each other. Kind of an over-do, and too much work for the payoff. I did use a string of 100 mini-lights for these 6 letters, which almost filled them. The letters are just papier mache' store bought ones that were spray painted with the backs cut out. I must say, that makes this project sound easier and quicker that it was!