I thought this would brighten up the place a bit, and it was much easier than I thought it was going to be. I was a bit nervous about patterning it, but ended up being really surprised. A tutorial is definitely in the future. I dare not say when because I'll surely pass my self-imposed deadline.
I managed to squeak in a couple of hours in here all by myself after we did the obligatory trip to the San Francisco Mission for our daughter's fourth grade project. Every fourth grader is required by state standards here to do a "Mission Project". In the past they made them build replicas of one, but now you can do a photo journal which thank goodness Emily opted to do.
Anna did the model, and Super Dad took it on as HIS own special project. He was very proud of the results, but I'm not so sure how much Anna actually ended up learning. Frankly, I'm not so sure any of the kids learn much from it... The dad's seem to get a real kick out of it. Although I do suppose that doing a big project start to finish is a good experience in and of itself.
I'm not sure about the kids, but I learned a lot and had fun. San Francisco has the oldest standing church in California which is a neat fact, I think. In this picture, I loved the way the light was coming in here inside the chapel and confiscated the camera for a couple of minutes from poor Emily who seemed about to pitch a little fit. "It's MY project, Mom!" Fine, fine, here's the camera. Party pooper.