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Monday, September 6, 2010

They're Done! They're Finally Done!!!

Yes, I have more than a month remaining before my son's second birthday, but I've been working on his party favors. These were on clearance at Michael's, and they fit perfectly with the theme of my son's upcoming party.  It will be "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" because well, my son loves all things vehicular.
As I said, they were cheap, so I bought them and decided to paint them. Which has turned out to be a big pain. Do you see how many nooks, crannies, and crevices these things have?
Especially the wheels. There are eight tiny holes on each of four small wheels on each of nine little carts. That's 288 tiny holes to cram black paint into.  Plus four on each wheel of the engine, so 24 more is 312 tiny holes. And the bars. Seven bars on two sides of each cart is 126 little bars to paint. But at least they're done. I will paint the kids names on them once I have RSVPs (which won't happen until I make and send out invitations--more work) but essentially they're done. Perhaps I'll just get a sparkly paint pen from a craft store for the names--it'll be much faster and easier than using a brush to add them. I'm thinking about sending the invitations in a "Save the Date" format. Most likely the party will be at our house, but I'm still holding out hope that someone will want to buy our house in the meantime--and if we're in the process of a move, the party will have to be elsewhere. In any case though, the painting of the favors is done. Now I can go back to writing during naptime, instead of painting tiny carts with tiny parts. Painting, painting, painting. I wouldn't have done it if I didn't enjoy this kind of thing, but I think it drove me just a teensy bit nuts.


Mom xox said...

Job well done! The train looks great. I like the way some of the monkeys have escaped!

Eileen Rhoadarmer said...

Those carts weren't quite dry yet, but I wanted to take the pictures and get to bed! hee hee