Monday, August 23, 2010

i pretend to be crafty, but....

i don't pretend to be cheap, because i am. actually, i was not so much cheap this go around as not having enough time to get what i needed wanted. it is nothing big really, a woman-y kinda thing, just tablecloth weights. tablecloth weights? yep, i wanted some for our big camping trip this weekend. camping trip? yep, the first ever. i just hope it won't be the last. i am pretty excited, as is the rest of the gang. we are headed off to fairy stone state park in stuart, viginia. i went forty years ago with my family, don't remember much, other than sitting on log benches and watching the blob at their outdoor movie theater. this time, we will watch movies in the comfort of our tent, on the laptop. wow, times sure have changed.

anyway, other than a tent, few chairs and two pie irons, i am trying not to invest too much money into this excursion. i am digging through closets, cabinets, drawers, boxes, etc... to see what i can piece together for two night of camping. like i mentioned earlier, this is our first wilderness outing and it may very well be our last. who knows? anywho, will rummaging i found the perfect tablecloth and matching napkins that had been buried in my linen closet literally for years! i got it all out, washed, folded and packed, but it needed some those cute little tablecloth weights. ideally, i wanted these. aren't they just too cute? well, i need want them now, so i started brainstorming and scouring the net for other ideas. this is what i came up instead....whadda ya think?

not fancy, but cute or at least i think so. all i did was hot glue some cheap flowers on to some chip clips, all bought from the dollar store.

i am rather pleased with my handy work although i still want those ants! i guess i will just add them to my amazon wish list, afterall my birthday is right around the corner!

p.s.-this is not the buried tablecloth i found for camping, just my everyday kitchen one.


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Cheryl said...

That is sweet, I am soo uncrafty it is pitiful!

Pam said...

So cute!!!

I am so excited for you! We love camping - we go all the time.

In answer to your question, I don't have any pie iron recipe but let me know how the pasta salad turns out. I just made a Greek pasta salad (will post on Thursday) that was fantastic too. Looking forward to hearing about your camping trip.

Mary said...

I think you did a wonderful job. Far more creative than anything I could have conjured. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary