yeah, you read that right. coming from the girl who might not have owned her own glue gun until she was 30 years old. the one who has a reputation for paying someone to do something rather than doing it myself. the one who promptly scrolls right past anything labeled “DIY” on pinterest. eek. see, I lived enough years down the street from shellie who had anything and everything I needed, and the skills to make it all happen. then I moved across from emily, who is quite similar, except she might actually believe that I can do stuff on my own. shellie knew better.
anyway, this little project was born last week when grandma robinson was in town and went in the bathroom to help senny do her hair. as soon as they opened the “hair drawer,” I ducked my head in shame. it’s a maddening mess of hair bows and ribbons. there were baskets attempting organization in there at one time, but now? no. so when I saw this idea online a little voice inside me said, “I can do that.” I know, you get those little voices all the time. I do not. I push them out and find it already done or someone to do it for me. But this? It didn’t even require the sewing machine. a glue gun and at the very most a staple gun (which I didn’t end up needing). seemed reasonable and I already had a corkboard sitting in the laundry room closet. so I called shellie to talk through my game plan, ‘cause she’ll always tell me when I’m forgetting some major component, and showed emily my plan so I would have moral support close by. denten saw fabric and ribbon and thought, ‘what in the world is happening here?’
well, voila. it only took me three trips to the ribbon store- I grossly under-measured, apparently. seriously, my brain is not fully functioning. I was sick of the fabric before I got 10 minutes into the project, but I was committed! I persevered! so senny now has a lovely little bow board… a place from which to hang ribbons and clip bows. and check the spunk of color it will add to her room! bathroom? I haven’t decided.
shall I point out the flaws? nah. I texted Dent a picture while I was in progress and I got this:
“what the? our craft table is being used. nicely done.”
see? give me simple, and a whole day, and you just never know the possibilities.