However, a girl can only take so much.
It's a harsh environment, Texas. We have scorpions and brown recluse spiders. We have tornadoes and cacti. I see rattlesnakes on my walk. Things are trying to kill us constantly, so part of the Texas experience involves sturdy snake proof footwear, hats and sometimes - we gotta kill back.
Each year we get invaded by a different sort of horrid creature. The first year we lived in this house there was a 10 year cycle of this disgusting moth, whose nasty little spawn climbed up the trees and built dangly, sticky webs all over all of our trees. Wormpocalypse made our neighborhood look like a horror movie - dangling heinous webs with wiggly worms at the end of each thread. I'm scarred.
One year, it was these crazy ants that acted like they were on meth.
This year - it's FREAKING MILLIPEDES. THEY ARE ALL OVER MY HOUSE MAKING ME YELL.
There's been a lot of surprised shrieking these last few weeks. The cats pretend they can't see them.
So if I jump when you say my name, now you know why. I'm a bit on edge with all these extra legs around.
WHAT WAS THAT??? Oh. It's a piece of ribbon. Everything is ok.
Speaking of ribbon.. today's Free for All Friday challenge was to use button and ribbons in a creative way.
I thought I could maybe count silver cord as ribbon, right?
So I covered some pink bargain buttons that just happened to be on my desk with a bunch of glue dots. Then I looped the cord around to make petals, stuck more glue dots on and attached them to some stamped stems from Awash with Flowers. I colored the stems with my pale pink Copic Marker. The greeting is from Unity's Store Kit for May, which I'm in love with. The "grass" is a strip of Basic Grey Indian Summer that I fringed and cut a little curve into.
These cute little flowers are probably the only ones in Texas that don't have a millipede on them right now, so they're pretty much my favorites. :)