Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Dear sweet Ethan
When Amy was born, Mum and I went out and bought a stack of stuff for her. We actually went a little nuts. Anyway, we found these gorgeous little decorative letters, and as she only has three letters in her name, we bought all three. From memory they were about $7 or $8 bucks each ($21 - $24 all up).
Now, we always talk about what you do for one, you do for the other/s, so we went looking for some suitable 'boy' letters for our little guy. Do you think we could find them anywhere? No. This is when I had a brain wave - I could have a go at making them myself.
I walked to Bunnings to see what they had (probably my closest craft store). They had E, T and H but the A's and N's were sold out. I decided to buy the three they had at $1.17 a piece. Then we were able to get the A and N from the craft store at the shopping mall $1.30 each. They also had Mod Podge and I had heard that Mod Podge was good for these kinds of crafts. So I got a bottle of that for $8.95. I already have a stupid collection of scrap booking paper (much of which is baby themed) and voila! I had a full name for $15.06 - even cheaper than Amy's!
My sister was really impressed, in fact she didn't believe that I had made them at first. Once I showed her the flaws she believed me. :)
Anyway, they were fun, and now that I know how easy they are, I might even have a go again.
They have also had lots of lovely friends make yummy dinners for them. It does help you feel loved, and I know even if everyone was completely well, they would be finding it hard enough to cook a proper dinner, so it's very sweet and extra helpful with lots of sickies around.
Anyway, lots of prayers that everyone is feeling 100% very soon. And to end the post, another picture of our newest little bundle of joy....