For Faith's final 4-H projects we had decided to decorate a wood "F" that we'd picked up for $5 at an antique store in town over a year ago and a lampshade from Target. We are going to be redecorating her bedroom so these doubled as both 4-H projects and new accessories!
The original plan was to make a photo collage on the "F", but when she realized the photos would be glued down and not changeable, she ditched the idea and wanted splatter paint. This former 80's kid was taken back, slightly excited and a little like, "Whuuuu?", all at the same time. Where did THIS come from?
The original plan for the lampshade was to decorate it with ribbon, and Faith wanted it "rainbow". I found the cutest jute ribbon at Hobby Lobby but forgot when I purchased the lampshade that it needed to be perfectly cylindrical and not tapered...so wrapping the ribbon around it would cause it to buckle. Grrr! Faith didn't like the ribbon horizontal, so she wanted to also splatter paint the lamp shade. (Seriously?)
We had a couple globs that we had to "fix", and I'll share more about that when I blog about the entire room redo, but overall they turned out pretty cute. I've learned that she's getting her own style and opinions and they are often not in line with mine, but I have to let her be her. In the end everyone's more happy. ;)
This is our 4-H booth this year. We added some lattice to hang exhibits behind the table and also used two tables instead of one. Our theme, which utilizes our club name, is "Sugar and Spice cooking up healthy futures".
I decided to reuse the terra cotta pots from last year's booth in our display, and had the idea to create giant cupcakes with them. They didn't make the trip to the fair very well, but people could identify what they were so I guess that's success. ;)
School starts in a couple weeks and starting in September I am working on carving out two mornings a week when I don't have daycare kids here to work specifically on My Blissful Space...the blog, the organizing side of the business, etc. I'm very much looking forward to getting back to regular blogging and continuing to build my business. Things will still be a little quiet for the next week or so, I'm sure, but I have much to share once I can get back into a blogging routine!