Monday, December 6, 2010

Reverb10- Day 6

December 6 – Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it? (Author: Gretchen Rubin) The last thing I made was an apple pie but I already blogged about that. When I think about making something, I think about crafting and while I don't craft a lot (the wedding killed crafting for me), I'll show off the one thing I have made in the past few years:

Backstory: When Diana (my oldest niece) turned 1, I decided that I would start a tradition of giving her money for each birthday. 1st birthday= $1. 2nd birthday=$2 and so on. I made a money box so she could stash her cash.

As Amy's first birthday approached I realized that I needed to keep this equal so I made Amy a money box of her own. A wooden box from Michael's got me started and I added paint, ribbon and some embellishments. Her name had to be on the box so I used letter beads to spell out her whole name. Obviously, she wasn't that excited about it but I love seeing Diana's money box in her room and I know that when Amy gets older, she will recognize that Au Bob made hers with love.

What would I love to make? I would love to MAKE our guest bedroom livable. That would include getting rid of furniture we don't use, painting, buying a bed and new furniture and accessories. Who has time for that?

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