Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fabric Covered Blocks

"Moments filled with laughter last a lifetime."
The Mister is this close (this close) to being done with P.A. school. 
Just a few more weeks and we'll be making the big transition into the great big world.  We have no idea what that means yet. 
We don't know where we're going or when or how...we just know we're going to do it.
To add to the excitement, I am with the kids in Idaho in Idaho waiting for him while he finishes school out in West Virginia.  He's so far away. 

But he's *this close* to being done!
I'm staying in a room in my parents' house that has been in the middle of a bit of a makeover for a few years now.  The walls used to be covered in wood paneling but that has now been taken down leaving the walls deeply scarred with old, dry glue.  It's not very pretty.
But, it is a space of my own that is being very generously given to me by very loving and helpful parents. 
So, while I'm here, I've decided to make the most of it and create in that room a place of beauty and peace.
Enter these nice little signs I found at, of all places, an Army surplus store:

They're nice, right?  I do love words and these words are nice and uplifting. 
But, that's not what I bought them for. 
I have some necklaces that needed a place to hang out and these pretty wooden blocks looked like they wanted the job.
I found some pretty fabric in my stash and set to work.
First I cut it to fit.
Then I wrapped the block up like a present...

Only I used a lot of hot glue and fabric. 

No one will be opening this present for quite a while...or ever.
They make me happy to look at!
I screwed some little hookies in the bottom (which was the hardest part of the whole project!  That wood was hard!) and put some nails in the wall, and hung them up.
*Please note how the right kind of editing can make any wall look lovely.  It's almost like I did that on purpose!*

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