Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gettin' Crafty with the Paint Chips

So there I was, working away on my project, when Annika walks in.

"See," says I, "aren't these totally cute?"

"Ma, yer makin' a matchbook," says she. "Why?"

"No, no," says I. "It's a tiny little notebook!"

I give the pages a little flip to emphasize my point.

"See? For taking tiny little notes."

"Hmmm...," muses she, one eyebrow raised. "I think you have too much time on your hands."

If you have too much time on your hands, go here to learn how to make a totally necessary weensy little notebook, perfect for jotting down important things like the Pythagorean theorem or Newton's Third Law.

I only feel a tiny bit conflicted about "lifting" 6 paint sample cards from Wal-Mart when I know good and well I have absolutely no intentions of painting anything in these rather garish colors. Let the record show that I compensated the heretofore above-mentioned Wal-Mart the goodly sum of $19 for miscellaneous household items, and in no way did I willfully intend to diminish their profit margin.

Now, on to other pressing issues. Why does my camera feel compelled to turn these images sideways, when I so very specifically took the picture in a different orientation? And more importantly, when I turn the picture in the folder and save it, why does it continue to load onto blogger sideways? This techno-idiot may never know.

Dad, a little help here?


Two Peas In a Pod said...

Those are so cute! How creative! :)

Milah said...

Now that's really clever and cute I might add! Do you think you can come up with an idea for those paint sticks?

Anonymous said...

These really are cute. I have never been good with crafts.

Anonymous said...

Cute Cute Cute.

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

Cute! Glad you enjoyed the tute! When my friend & I go & grab paint swatches at stores we giggle about how we're gonna get caught & she's gonna run away pointing the blaming finger on me!

Oh, & milah, I totally have an idea for those paint sticks...

Maria said...

My older kids have told me that they were sure I have too much time on my hands, too!