Last Spring I picked up a paint-by-number kit at a garage sale for $1.00. I thought it would be the perfect thing to take out on the boat for some relaxation therapy. Well, I did take it on the boat, and it was alot of fun to work on it, although I struggled with feeling a bit guilty because it felt like a colossal waste of time.
Paint-by-numbers are not something you really want to hang on your wall, so I decided to make a blank journal out of it to give to Emily for Christmas....
I scored the back, folded it in half, and bedded in the papers with some goop that's used for peel-off tablets (I found the recipe on Pinterest)...
Then applied decoupage to the outside to protect the paint and give the journal a nice finish...
It had a few problems, it wasn't perfect, and I would do a few things differently next time, but it turned out adorable! Really unique with that unmistakeable, iconic paint-by-number appeal.
THE U-Pick GARDEN will be closing August 20th. This will be the last year the garden will be open to the public. Next year I'll be operating as a CSA, supplying about 20 regular customers with weekly boxes. Thank you for your support over the last 8 years, but it's time to try something new.
To get a copy of my book, "How To Grow Vegetables In Sitka, Alaska" just give me a call....The books are $20 plus tax. If you live out of town and want me to mail you a copy, you can mail a check for $25.60 to:
P O Box 6021
Down To Earth U-Pick Garden is located at 2103 Sawmill Creek Road in Sitka, Alaska. It is open usually from mid-June through late August. Hours are Monday-Saturday 12:00 to 6:30. On Farmer's Market Saturdays I am not open until 2:00. Children are welcome but may not run through the garden or chase the ducks. If you have any questions you can contact me, Lori Adams, at 907-747-6108 or 907-738-2241. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org