It is that time. Yes. Time to get to know me just a little bit better. Yes, you know that I love flamingos. Yes, you know that I am very very odd.
But did you know that I can’t say no to a good craft project?
(In reality I can’t say no to anything, but that is a whole nother story)
So….once upon a time (or…maybe it is a daily activity of mine, you’ll just have to guess which), I was skimming along eBay. I was bored (or…maybe I was at work with nothing better to do) so I put FLAMINGO into the search box. And browsed a little bit. (or…maybe I started with the least expensive and looked straight through to the most?).
Anywho. I came upon an auction for a half a yard of flamingotastic fabric. It had to be mine. For only 99cents and free shipping!! Who could pass such an item up? (shh…I heard you say anyone but me….hush).
And it came in the mail and I showed it to Jenn who jumped for joy at my flamingotastic purchase (or…maybe she rolled her eyes and threatened to take away my PayPal account).
And then that loverly piece of fabric collected dust in my closet for about 2 years.
Until………I was watching a craft show (something I never ever do, I mean who can turn off Food Network long enough to watch a craft show???) and they took themselves a half a yard of fabric and hot glued it to a lamp shade!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh my. Wanna take a guess how long it took me to get Jenn into the car to drive to one of them there big box stores to find a cheap lamp???? (yes, much longer than I would have liked) and then off to one of them there crafty stores to get some tackilicious trim???? (again, much longer than I would have liked)
And I became a woman obsessed. First I made this absolutely tackfabulous lamp….
(Jenn chooses to view it kinda like the mom in A Christmas Story views the Leg Lamp.)
And then I made more. I made them for the bedroom…one for the living room. Some people got lamps as gifts for their birthdays that year. No…only the above pictured one came in the absolutely fabulous flamingorific fabric, sorry.
So…tomorrow we shall learn about my obsessiveness. As in, I realize I like something and it becomes my whole entire life…until I am bored of it.
Have a Happy Mingo Monday!!!