(Look at that determination!)
The boy was quite pleased with his handy work once we draped it over his curtain rod. Great project for smaller hands and short attention spans!
(Terrible photo, but the boy's room is mid-sprucing. Reveal to come...)
Next, I worked a bit more solo and got out the trusty Silhouette. It always feels nice to dust off one of those fancy crafting machines that I just had to have! Not to mention use some of my stockpiled credit in the silhouette store. That too.
One slightly gloomy afternoon, my silhouette got a great work out. Knowing I wanted to pull together something Valentines like, I hit the paper scrap stash hard to gather materials. I sort my paper scraps by color, kinda. In a set of these drawers, I have 3 groups of colors: 1) red, pinks, oranges, & yellows 2) blues, greens, & purples 3) whites, browns, blacks, & greys. This system has worked well for me for many years now. Most importantly, it limits the amount of scraps I can have at any one point, its a pretty nifty feeling to use scraps for a project rather than cut into full sheets of paper, and, lastly, the boy knows this is the area paper is kept that he can always use and he does.
So, armed with big hunks of paper in reds and pinks, I started to cut. I went with a geometric heart and a couple other more classic heart shapes and cut until I ran out of scraps.
(kitchen table window)
(living room window)
I hope this has inspired you to sprinkle a little love around your home. Keep it simple. Keep it light. BUT, KEEP IT!!!
Sunshine & Bunnies,
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