Things have been super crazy here lately. Between Rodeo Season ending, Soccer Season starting, School, Homework, Weanlings, and riding, there has not been much time to blog. I thought since school started I would have tones of time to blog! Ha, was I ever wrong. I even managed to blow up a boiled egg the other day! Yes folks! If you forget about your boiled eggs and let all the water evaporate out of the pan, your eggs will burn and blow up! But among all the craziness, I have had some time to do some crafting! The first thing I made was a study divider for both boys. It's made out of a Science Fair Project board, that was cut in half. Then I added some "school" things to help Big Cowpoke with doing his homework. He always complains that he can't find a pencil, or a sharpener, or scissors. Well, now he has them all at his fingertips! He even has a metal ruler that is used at a magnet strip. The ruler is held on with Velcro so if he needs to use it he can take it off. Below that is a little hanger that holds his pencil pouch. The pouch has crayons, glue stick,eraser, and pencils in it. He also has a timer, calculator, cork board, and some post it notes. The other flap has two paper clips to hold a calendar so Big Cowpoke will know when his test are coming up. This was super easy to make and what's even better, is it all folds up on itself. When home work is done the kids fold up their partition, and put it away. It's really nice! The next thing I made was a pretty clip board. Little Cowpoke is my lovely assistant. This is the front side. I mod podged it all together. I made a couple mistakes and I will remember not to do them the next time I make one of these. Here is the backside. I think these are really great presents for teachers! I just printed out some letters off my computer and cut them out and mod podged them on the back of the clip board. And I tied ribbons on the front clip to make it fancy. It was fun, and a really great way to spice up a .97 cent clip board. The last project we have been doing here involves doorknobs. I got these really cool brown swirl doorknobs off of eBay a long time ago. I have been wanting to use them for two things and this is the first thing I wanted to do with them. Make them hangers for the kids' book bags! See my lovely assistant? She is just too cute! But I love how it turned out and now the kids will have a place for their book bags and I won't have to scream at them in the morning to find their stuff. I can't take the credit for this craft either, Mr. Cowboy did it all. He also made a little "Opps!". And to think he told me that I should make sure where I wanted them because he didn't want to make any holes in the wall! Ha! But if you do this folks, just make sure you hit the stud right on! If not you will end up with a big hole like we did. And I guess I also need to get an eraser after our wall! One thing for sure is that Mr. Cowboy is a perfectionist. Just look how great he hung those doorknobs! He is the best! I have just one more project that involves more doorknobs and some rope! I can't wait to do that one tomorrow!!
I promise to be a better blogger and to visit all my favorite blogs more often. I have not forgotten about you, I have just been so busy with....well.....life!