I finally got around to painting some of the mother of pearl buttons I bought recently at Tuesday Morning. Can you tell I'm longing for spring? What was your first clue? The little teapot is for a tote bag that I'm making to donate to the CQ convention in Omaha this summer. I've donated a bag every year for 4 years now, I think. They usually bring about $50 at the auction and the funds go for breast cancer research and for scholarships for CQers to attend the convention. Maybe someday I'll apply for one of those scholarships...
Rachel found out about this fund raiser that helps send hard to get but handy items to our troops overseas. They are raising money this year with a decorate-a-birdhouse contest. Rachel bought 5 of the little paper mache' birdhouses and gave two to Michaela and I to decorate. Here are Rachel's:
And here are Michaela's (right) and mine:
I believe they will be voted on by the public, then auctioned. Here's a link if you'd like to see the others people have done: