Earlier today, while taxing a break from preparing my families taxes (yes, another had to add to the overall task list that I accomplish for my family), I turned on the boob tube, and saw an amazing documentary via Netflix on African elephants. This program reminded me of my undergraduate years a few moons back (six years ago to be exact), as my college sororities mascot, was in fact an African elephant, and so I decided to show a blog viewing of some of the cuties/crafties/happies that I made during my undergraduate years.
What’s so great about undergraduate, sorority cuties/crafties/happies? I’m so glad you asked, cuties/crafties/happies are amazing as they tend to be budget friendly (most items came from the Dollar Tree and my imagination), easy to prepare in a short amount of time, contained items that could be re-used and deconstructed, etc. Simple touches like sponge painting characters on basket wrap, metallic pen designs with song lyrics on ribbons, cute or inspirational canvas prints, hand painted tote bags, all show a homemade touch and a personal flair. Though most of these items were created for my “little sisters,” the ideas could translate to many other areas and occasions. Looking back on these items, it reminds me that perhaps even today, it would be nice to create a small, cute gift basket, a handcrafted canvas print, or a nifty wooden-letter tag for a child or nursery room setting.
Of course, as a side note, the pictures also remind me of the sixty pounds I have lost, snaps! So, here’s to the African elephant and cuties/crafties/happies everywhere!