I found the pen, which matched perfectly, at a music store. Please excuse the not so great photos as I took them just before running out the door to our recital.
I had seen this quote on something in a gift store and looked it up on the internet. The thing I find the hardest about clipboards is trying to make them fun and interesting without adding too many layers or 3D embellishments - the front at the least needs to be flat for a proper writing surface.
And here is Chester on the day of his Recital. Though you cannot see it, he looked very spiffy in his shirt and tie! He played "O Come all Ye Faithful" and "The First Noel" and played beautifully!
After a little break over the holidays, our lessons started up again today - I was thrilled to see that our teacher is already using her clipboard and she made a point of showing me, so she must like it. That's what I love about homemade gifts.... :)
Hope you are having a great year so far. I'll be back soon, I hope, with some photos from our holiday adventures and hopefully some crafty stuff before too long.