I know you haven’t heard from me for awhile. I am sure you are desolate.
Don’t worry, I still get your magazines, and I still look at each and every page.
And, I dream, and plan, and make lists…
Your July issue has been appropriately thumbed, but I didn’t quite get to your 4th of July cookies, Chicago hot dogs or washing my garbage cans. All of great interest to me. I did, however, make note of your bandana section and think you will be very proud of me.
I made the bandana frames.
You see, Kevin, Carson and Luci were here for Camp a few weeks ago, and for Wild West Day we went to an old-timey photographer and had their picture taken. I never did get around to giving the pictures to them, but am glad that I waited (otherwise known as forgot).
Before I get started, I have just one thing to say….MOD PODGE?
Really? I had forgotten how much I LOVE Mod Podge (hey, readers, don’t tell Martha that I used it for the Senet sticks…our little secret). I don’t think I’ve used Mod Podge since I thought I was mod!!! (remember, readers…our little secret). Groovy.
I needed a few more things, and then I was able to start making the frames.
First, take the glass and backing off your frame.
Did you notice that I added flaps? A new addition after a couple of failed tries. Without the flaps, you will find that wrapping the frame will leave some holes.
I lined up the fabric before I began gluing everything. You can then be sure that you have the patterns exactly they way you want them to appear on the frame.
Notice that I didn’t put Mod Podge in the corner? That’s so you can adjust. This stuff dries pretty quick. That’s ’cause it’s so Mod…
Once you have carefully lined up your material on the long edges, you can glue (er..Mod Podge) the ends down.
Oh, and Martha….IN TWO DAYS WE HAVE A NEW CAMP GRANDMAMA AND GRAMPY CAMPY!!! (sorry for yelling, but we are just that excited). This is for our 3 and 4 year olds, Sophie and Cooper. I’ll be sure to check in and let you know how it is going.
That’s all for now, Martha.