By Leslie Lindsay
“Summer’s End,” hummm…sort of have mixed feelings about that, and I bet you do, too. Sigh.
Anyway, I am in the process of slowly making that transition from the open-ended days of summer to creating a sense of structure around here. And in doing so, I uncovered a project that I meant to tackle months ago.
In June, our family packed up and headed to Mackinac Island, Michigan. It was short and sweet, but still a vacation. A slip back in time, if you will. While we were there, I purchased a picture book for my girls. (It’s sort of become a tradition. Book = souvenier). And so, as a way of prolonging the vacation, I decided to get crafty.
photos digital images, I found a few I liked, downloaded, and printed them off to insert in the book (you can print off on regular ol’ computer paper, by “inserting photo” into a word document).
I think I will add a few blurbs about what we did and funny things we said just so the girls will have a memory of the event. So, in essence the book really serves several functions: a journal, a photo album, and a storybook. It’s something that is easy to store and can saved for future generations. Not bad for $16.99.
Plus, did you know that people who display souveniers in their home are happier?! That would explain why I save wine corks with the date and event as well as those bleached starfish from Cape Cod.
Hummm….what crafty thing will you do to mark summer’s end?!