Yesterday was such a beautiful Spring day that we decided on the spur of the moment to take a short trip to Wye Mountain to see the daffodils. Wye Mountain is out in the "country" and there is a small Methodist church that owns this field. The field is acres and acres of beautiful daffodils. There is an old white cross planted in the field among the daffodils and they hold their Easter sunrise service there at the cross.
Every year they have a Daffodil Festival where people come to wander the fields and you can buy daffodil bulbs and there are usually small craft items for sale. The festival is next weekend. It's free to roam the fields, but they do accept donations. All the proceeds pay the church's minister. Anyway, here's a few shots of Spring in Arkansas for you.
After we left Wye Mountain to head back home, we stopped at a little picnic area by Lake Maumelle and I snapped this photo.
Okay, I know you didn't come here to see scenery photos, and I think I promised to show you something that I think is pretty slick! Yesterday I showed you this picture
That is a picture of my ribbon drawers.
When everyone was going to the CHA show I'd read reports of what they saw that was new or things they thought were going to be big sellers. One thing I read about was called the ribbon ring. You can see it for yourself here. I looked at it and thought the idea was a pretty nifty one, but I thought I could make it myself and I did!
I took a tag punch and punched a bunch out of an outdated laminated poster we had a work. There are a lot of things you could use like the plastic that comes in a package of bacon, or even a plastic place mat would work.
Then I took my slot punch and punched three slots along the tag (albeit a little crooked!)
Then I punched a hole punch in the toop of the tag and slid it on a book binding ring. I got a pretty big package of them for 99 cents at Wal Mart.
For ribbons that are narrow, I punched two rows of three slots to keep them separated.
The ribbon ring people suggest you cut your ribbon into 3 feet lengths, but I didn't want to cut my ribbon and hang 3 feet and still have the storage drawers for the rest of the spool, so I just looped my longer lengths and didn't have any problems with it. I love that the ribbons don't get tangled up! Also the fact that they are hanging up in sight makes it really easy to see the ribbon you want rather than pulling out drawers and rummaging though them. Right now I have them hanging on little nails that are in the side of a wooden shelf that goes over my light over my work table, but I am going to look for one of those tie hangers at the Goodwill store or at some garage sales and see if that would work better.
I still have more color groups to do, but when I'm finished I will have all my ribbons prettily hanging for easy viewing and access and I'll have SIX empty drawers! Pretty neat trick huh?
Speaking of tricks, here's today's card
This is a funny little image from Squigglefly that was fun to color. I think it's sure to make anyone chuckle. Don't you love the look on the frog's face; especially with those googly eyes! LOL!