Sunday, June 28, 2009

Summer Reading

When I was little, one of the best things about summer, hands down, was the summer reading program. You read as many books as possible, getting tiny round stickers all over your chart, and got little prizes every week and the chance to win medium sized prizes, and the possibility of winning one of the big prizes at the end.
When we first moved back home I asked the library about a summer program for adults.

Does that mean I can take credit for the fact that they have one now?

They don't have the tiny round stickers anymore, but... this year... they have craft projects.

For the first one, Anna had to make something out of a box. She chose to make a hat. Abby came out to the house and we spent a couple of hours working at the table, each of us on our own project. It was pretty much my ideal afternoon.



Abby and I both had to decorate masks. I started with a magazine picture that was the right size, and then painted some jazzy make-up on her, and then punched holes and crocheted some picot-y edge on it, and then decided it needed some height, so I made a tiara, and then stiffened it, and then glued on rhinestones! It was very fun.



And I won the adult division! Medium Sized Prize!

5 comments:

lobiwan said...

I didn't realize you had painted the makeup...

Momma M said...

Impressive work of art. Now I dare you to wear it somewhere and act very nonchalont!

Trinket said...

I miss the little round stickers. One summer, can we do our own summer reading program with friends and round stickers? And the mask is lovely! Congrats on the win!

linda jean said...

congrats. i love the mask.

betsyann said...

Thanks all! Next project is Papier Mache. thinking....