Category Archives: crafts

Flexing My Creative Muscles

I recently helped my sister bring to life an idea she had for a friend’s gift. She wanted to make him a wooden bottle cap opener complete with cap collector. We have one we received as a present when Ale was in our friends’ wedding. We use it all the time (read: we’re big beer drinkers)!

Image from capcatchers.com

While my sis liked the original cap catcher, she wanted something a little more fun and personal and she enlisted my help since I’m the more crafty one (i.e. I studied humanities and she was a science major). After some brainstorming and Pinterest perusing, we came up with a Maryland themed bottle opener:

Old Bay for the win! And our state flag isn't too shabby either.

Old Bay for the win! And our state flag isn’t too shabby either.

Man, do I miss creating and designing things! It’s been entirely too long and I didn’t realize how much I enjoy it! I recently dusted off my ancient relic of a laptop (see also: my wrists hurt from only using my phone to access the internet) and started making more use of it. You’d be surprised at what you can do on old school software like Word and Powerpoint! I’d love to show you what I’ve managed to do with those bad boys but again, that’s another post for another day. Until then, peace out girl scouts!

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