At my job, we have had some changes take place and an idea that has been in the works was finally OK'd by my boss: The Brag Board. I love the idea of a Brag Board at work. It is supposed to be fun and it is one way that you can thank others for lending a helping hand. It is also the place to share things that seem too personal to send out over staff e-mail...or maybe it just seems too small to mention. I believe it's these things that make us human; these are the bits of info that connect us in a place where our only connection is the job we're there to carry out.
So, I recruited my friend and partner in crime, Ashley to help me. Did I mention how talented she is?? Yes, I think I have...
After like a month of procrastinating, we finally dove in and stayed late at school one evening...then realized that we didn't have enough burlap to start. *enter: last minute trip to Hobby Lobby*
Once we got back to school, we started 'The Cut-n-Weave':
|Ashley was the cutter...|
|And I, the Weaver|
|I stapled as I went, because we couldn't remove the board from the wall|
|The *finished* product...well, the background at least!|
We added those all around, along with the scrabble-tiled thumb tacks we'd envisioned (we had our counselor do the grunt work on this tedious project!) This is what I got for 'farming' out that job:
|Hey! I almost spelled 'FAMILY' We LOL'd on this one.|
After the pins-through-the-shoe mishap, we were on our way...we continued with some trimmings and this adorable lil' banner o'flags that Ashley made:
And it was finished! Here is the before and after:
Here are some of the sweet little details that we added:
|Scrabble Tile Thumb Tacks|
|Sticky Photo Frames--don't try this at home. They are a paaaaiiinn!|
|"A Little Birdie Told Me..." with a newspaper birdie--thanks Ashley!|
|Ashley's fabric flower|
|My watercolored newspaper flower I added to the black frame...I think it looks better in person!|
|My "stiffie" glued fabric flower I added to the green frame. Yes, you can laugh at the name of the glue...we did!|
|The Brag Tags...from The Handmade Home blog|
Anything you'd like to brag about? Go ahead...don't be shy.