Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wreath Making Time!

My mom and I had the great opportunity to go to a class on wreath making.. and here are the results!
Here is mine:Here is my mom's:

I enjoyed myself so much I made one for my mother in law!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Clean craft

I know! I couldn't beleive it either but it is true. there is such thing as a clean and easy to do craft for kids!here is my little guy showing you how easy and clean it really is! We tried this craft before dinner one night to help keep the kids calm and out of my hair! A dear friend of mine gave me this idea so thank you so very much to her:)
Here is what you do, take a piece of cunstruction paper, any color will do, a glue stick, a pen and some uncooked noodles. We used macaroni noodles.
Write a big letter on the paper, whatever letter you are working on, then have your child trace the letter with the glue stick, then give them a handful or a small owl full of noodles and have them stick the noodles on the line.
Not only is this great fun, but it helps them with a ton of different motor skills and letter recognition. In the bottom left corner you can see my daughters creative flare, a happy face with a tongue.
The ideas are endless, and when it dries you can just crinkle the paper and the noodles fall off ready to use tomorrow night:)
Have fun!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Chair

This one was alot of work. And really unless you get your fabric super cheap I don't think it is much cheaper than the cheap ones you can buy at Walmart. However, I did have a lot of fun making it and The boy does love it, it is his reading chair in his room. or his ship when he is a pirate, or his punching bag when he is mad at his brother, or his singing chair... the list is endless:)
You also have to be prepared to make more once you have finished yoru first one. As soon as the kids find out you can make them , they are sure to find a fabric that would be perfect in their room!
And really now that I have a full size pattern cut out and ready to go, the next two should go faster:)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Christmas is coming

Here is my first EVER attempt at stipple quilting!

And to think this one is for me:)