Back-to-school advertising is now in full swing in my part of the world. So school supplies are on display in the way that makes kids cringe. Tonight I found myself contemplating colored pencils. Ummm... maybe because I loved them when I was a "tween" (which was a long time before that silly word made its appearance). Anyway, this is the beginning of what will no doubt be a much bigger round-up of projects using pencils. First, as pictured above, the amazing Pencil Chimes created by Vanessa Boer. Not a DIY but something I spotted on Etsy and had to feature because they're too cool for ... !!!  :)