Last week for my sorority was Clue Week, where the new members get sent presents containing clues as to who their Big Sis is. It was great fun and excitement to be on the receiving end of these clues, but to be on the giving end was all that plus stressful and crazy. My apartment mate, who also got a Little this quarter, and I basically commandeered the entire apartment with arts-and-crafting, spilling our supplies and Little presents EVERYWHERE. But the effort and late nights paid off and I am pretty satisfied with the quality and amount of stuff I cranked out. And my Little loved it too, so definitely a victory.
Your Little is LOVING Clue Week.
CLUE #1: Flowers, Baked Goods
I made her a mix CD for this day too, full of my happy songs.
CLUE #2: Door Decorations
The corkboard had notes on it from some of my other sisters. They sent it to me through email, so I had to get some of my friends to write them out, using different handwriting each time.
What I learned about rhinestone stickers: It’s all about how you peel them off the little sheet. If you attempt to pick it off, the sticky backing is going to remain on the backing sheet and not on the rhinestone. If you bend the backing sheet and slowly peel off the rhinestone, you’ll be golden.
CLUE #3: Basket
The most work went into the clue, since I basically had to make every single thing that went into the basket. First of all, I made her and I shirts that fit together to make an image when we stand together.
Pretty proud of these shirts, not gonna lie. :]
My friend also helped me draw a design and make a pillowcase for a pillow I made her and included in the basket. I printed the design on iron-on sheets and ironed it on. I kinda wanted to keep it after I finished it.
Last thing that I should feature: her wooden letter A. I told my apartment mate, “Wouldn’t it be funny if I made it into an ‘Easy A’ theme, since I was Olive for Halloween?” And…I did. Easy A wooden letter A for Anafrancesca.
There was a bunch of other stuff in it as well, including a stuffed animal giraffe which I LOVE because it’s so fat. :3 Every girl’s first stuffed animal giraffe in AEPhi is named Lily, but one of my friends insisted that its name was Zebra. So now its nickname is officially Zebra. Go figure.
In the end, I also included a giraffe balloon animal hat which one of my other close friends made for me. It’s INTENSE. I love her and her secret balloon animal making talent. So overall, my Little got in her last clue…
Clue Week taught my apartment mate and I that we should do crafts more often and that we should even start a side business of making crafts for people. Definitely now that I have a legit crafting trunk, I will be doing crafts more often. Birthday presents for people, anyone? :]