make it!

Here is a great gift that I think would be easy to make (even for those with large, unwieldy hands).  All you need is a pants hanger, a piece of board you could probably get in the scrap section at home depot, or maybe at a craft store, some chalkboard paint (you could probably borrow this from one of your friends, say me, for instance).  I think I would bypass the elastic around the bottom, but if you wanted to, I am sure you could use one of those elastic headbands or something.  Or, if you don't want to do all this, you could just buy it at MoMAstore.  It is called the Cap'n Hook Chalkboard for (yikes) $55.00.  (I am pretty sure you could make it for cheaper.)


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I saw these scissors at Target today for $14.99. They had a whole line of animal kitchen utensils, including a shark bottle opener.


Lucky for me, my husband has studied the ancient Japanese art of paper folding.

Or he remembers it from middle school, anyway.  Here is the idea I ripped off from Oh Happy Day.  Only she used hangers.  I used a quilt loop I picked up at a garage sale a few months back.  I had made a different mobile with card stock polka dots, but it didn't turn out so well.  So I scrapped it until I came up with something better.  I had Hubs make the birds with pages I tore out of the newest Land of Nod catalog that came in the mail yesterday.