One of the gifts was the kindergarten equivalent of a mind map or something (tho I am not even really sure what a mind map is -- I have just seen them and think this gift looks like those mind maps). He had written out all these words that describe me, including "sewer" as in sewist, "speshl" as in special, and "tall". And yes, he really did mean tall, which is sooooo very endearing.
Along with being sort of the opposite of tall, as far as adults go, I have pretty puny wrists. I've always wanted a leather bracelet with some serious hardware -- grommets, studs, a big buckle, etc. -- but they don't generally make those in sizes that fit my wrists. So for Mother's Day I made myself a simple one, hopefully the first of a few variations!
A couple of weeks back, I picked up a bag of scrap leather from the craft store for a few dollars. I cut out a strip of 1.25" wide leather with my trusty rotary cutter. Using a nickel-finish belt buckle and my new grommet pliers (as mentioned in My Perfect Messenger Bag post), I attached one end of the strap to the buckle, then put in two grommets to fasten the whole thing together. As my son says, easy-peasy lemon squeezy! I see some belt refashions in my future.
Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers and mother-ish ones out there!