Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Birthday (Year #2) Pranks But No Cupcakes!

It was that time of year again - my colleague's birthday snuck up on us and we had to think fast.  Pranks are now the norm at the high school where I work and we try to find things that are fun, that require a little effort to clean up, but aren't mean.  Since this was a 50th birthday prank, it had to be good. (See last year's prank here.)

I did a little chalkboard in honor of the big 5-0 and on Sunday afternoon, my boss and I met at school.  Despite there being no air conditioning running, we managed to do a pretty dang good job of decorating (whew it was hot in that small office!) 


He was very surprised (and pleased!) on Monday morning.  I do have to make another birthday banner though - I don't think he ever really noticed that it was the traveling banner in the office and he threw it away.  Oops!


Of course there has to be a chalkboard!!



The big 5 - 0!!

He's happy!!

Just for fun, here are the pictures of my office on the morning of my birthday last September.  I love post its, but after pulling all of those off every surface in my office.... I didn't love them quite as much.  Almost 10 months later, I'm still using them.  (Yes, I saved every last one of 'em.  Can't throw them away!!!)





Yes, that's THE birthday banner!

That is so me!!

  Oh, and the tin foil... and the balloons!  What a great couple of years this has been!



TBT - V-Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket

Originally posted in September 2013:  Time for Throw Back Thursday!!

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Another baby on the way means another blanket to crochet!  (And no, not another baby on the way for me.... for a friend!)

I enjoy crocheting when it's sort of mindless.  No stitch counting, no real pattern to follow.  This blanket is pretty simple once you get the V-stitch going.  I did not put an edge on this blanket because I used a thin baby yarn.  



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I also chose a variegated yarn because I wanted it to be simple AND pretty!

See the craft directions page for instructions.