Since Little Buddy was born (two years ago), I have wanted decorations for his bedroom. You know, cute pictures that make it feel like a young child’s room. When Little Buddy was out of the infant state, I finally decided to do something about the lack of decor.
When I announced a trip to Hobby Lobby, Mr. Handsome’s was horrified. “We can’t decorate our son’s room with decorations from Hobby Lobby!” he exclaimed.
“Why not?” I asked.
“Because I can make him something,” Mr. H replied. “And I don’t love the idea of buying mass-produced art that doesn’t support local artisans.”
I admit that I did go to Hobby Lobby and buy a wooden sign that said, “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made,” just to have something to put on the walls while we waited. And I hung up a couple of Mr. Handsome’s paintings, too. They weren’t very childish, but at least they added a pop of color.
Mr. Handsome got around to building some 3D woodland animals over Christmas. The process took many hours, and his little work station reminded me of Santa’s Workshop. He borrowed a scroll saw and then painted all the little pieces before assembling them. He glued the finished animals onto white plywood and then framed them using wood from an old family barn that was recently demolished.
The decorations are now up on Little Buddy’s walls. Homemade by Mr. Handsome, but they look professional. Our theme is woodland animals.