Friday, June 14, 2013

Rainy Day = Perler Beads

When news of a bad storm was headed our way, we battened down the hatches and tucked away all the loose items we had in the yard and the garden.  Anything that could be picked up and blown away by strong winds were put up in the pole barn.
We got the rain, but no winds, thankfully. I know others were not so lucky with fallen trees and loss of power, but I think all in all, this was a storm with more bark than bite.
What I really should have done to prepare for the storm was make sure there were rainy day activities in the house for four children to do!! The kids are outside nearly every waking moment and then to be stuck inside the house? By the end of the day, I was happy to tuck them into bed and kiss them good night!
 We did manage to get some perler bead projects done, thanks to Sylvia pulling out the box and starting a Father's Day project. Pretty soon, the rest of us caught the beading bug and most of the day was spent making and then ironing plastic pictures. That is, when they weren't chasing and bickering with each other!
 You know how there are some of us who start things and never finish them?
Or those that want someone else to do the work for them?
And then others who don't stop until the job is done?
Yeah, we have all of those people in this house.
 No names will be mentioned, but I will say we ate dinner at 8 o'clock that night because somebody couldn't stop until the job was done. Ahem!
 It's always fun to see their creativity go beyond the suggested pictures on the box and make something that appeals to them. Each kid has such personal tastes and choices and it really shows in the different things they made.
And here's the project that delayed dinner. That's 1,682 beads, yo!
Please tell me you can see what famous painting this is based on.
That's Van Gogh's Starry Night I used as inspiration!


Peg said...

Of course that's Starry Night! I recognized it immediately! That's awesome.

Amandeep said...

update, Jenny! We need to hear more from you... :)

Connie Brannen said...

Just swinging by your awesome blog--it,s been years,hope you are keeping it up as you reached out and touched my soul with your wit and adventure for knowledge.