The end of the school year is near, with all the festivities and Field Days that go with it: cleaning for the grandparents' visit, finishing up the Mother's Day gifts, and ordering food. (No one wants me to cook for a crowd, least of all the crowd.)
Good thing I've been stash-busting at my craft table by getting several pieces done and out in the past few weeks. My Mother's Day creations are wrapped. I finished a new office friend.
Went Disney Bounding in my Perler beads with another office friend (inspired by Luke in Bespin and BB-8) for May the Fourth.
And I finally finished Grandma Turtle. I looked at a Googled image of a box turtle while I sketched the basic layout of her face.
After finishing the head with Zentangle-style patterns, I decided to burn flowers and plants on the rockers for a more whimsical look. I may end up taking off the cushion eventually, but the youngest still loves pretending he's the slowest cowboy ever.
(Then, I got a few rusty hand tools from my dad's garage to tinker with, which negates some of the stash-busting.)
But, at the end of the day, we'll all have Publix cake and coffee and have celebrated the end of school. And as long as the mud-caked tools aren't by the drinks, I call it a success!
Nacho cannot imagine why I'm taking pictures of a wooden turtle.