Ora et labora
~St. Benedict

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Customized letters for school room

I have started the daunting task of organizing our school room, and got side tracked on the pretties. I am not sure what it is, but anytime I tackle something big or create something, I have to walk away a plethora (Three Amigos talk for a lot) of times and then come back to it.

This may seem like a strange process, but I often find myself doing "in-between" projects, so that I can come back with a fresh perspective on the larger task at hand.

Nope, I cannot sit and formulate a plan (like a normal person) and then execute it in a systematic fashion, especially when it comes to creative things. Re-engineering our school room is much more than a functional undertaking to me and is more like an artistic endeavor that will help shape, inspire, and influence the minds of my children. 

I spotted these wonderful blue metal “T” letters while out for supplies and decided to make my own letter “N” wrapped in alpaca yarn, which turned out great.  They will make a nice decorative addition to represent the boys in our learning space.
Ha, I really wanted to add a burlap flower on the “N,” but thought better of it for the guys.  I may add some jute pieces or nuts/bolts or even perhaps a bottle cap to “man” it up.  What do you think? What else can I use to add a little more pizzazz?


  1. Super cute...I love to decorate with letters :)

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